Engineers develop multimaterial fiber 'ink' for 3-D-printed devices

[ad_1] Using the 3-D printing method developed by the MIT researchers, a structure such as this model airplane wing could have both light emitters and light detectors embedded in the material, so that it could continuously detect any micro-cracks as they begin to form. Credit: Felice Frankel A new method developed by MIT researchers uses […]

Researchers develop technique to de-ice surfaces in seconds

[ad_1] Mechanical science and engineering professor Nenad Miljkovic, left, and graduate students Kalyan Boyina and Yashraj Gurumukhi collaborated with researchers at Kyushu University, Japan, to develop a system that can de-ice surfaces in seconds. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Airplane wings, wind turbines and indoor heating systems all struggle under the weight and chill of ice. […]

Researchers develop process flow for high-res 3-D printing of mini soft robotic actuators

[ad_1] A generic process flow is proposed to guide the 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators that are smaller than a coin. A soft debris remover with an integrated miniature gripper can realize navigation through a confined space and collection of small objects in hard-to-reach positions. Credit: SUTD Soft robots are a class of […]

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi […]

Scientists develop a traffic monitoring system based on artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Credit: South Ural State University Scientists of South Ural State University have developed a unique intelligent system for monitoring traffic flow using artificial intelligence, which does not require specific recording equipment and can work on almost any type of camera. The system instantly processes data received in real time, unlike existing programs in which […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due […]

Researchers develop method to automatically estimate rooftop solar potential

[ad_1] UMass Amherst computer scientist Prashant Shenoy and his team trained a new tool, DeepRoof, that can automatically estimate rooftop solar potential, by using different roof shapes and sizes from six different cities to recognize and extract planar roof segments. Credit: UMass Amherst Industry figures show the global rate of solar energy installations grew by […]

Researchers develop a rapid, low-cost method to 3-D print microfluidic devices

[ad_1] Concept and demonstrations of microfluidic devices fabricated using DIW 3D printer. Demonstrated devices includes: Mixer, cell culture chamber, droplet generator, multilayer gradient generator, flow resistor, integrated electrodes and integrated porous membranes. Credit: SUTD Microfluidics is the manipulation and study of sub-microscopic liters of fluids. Technologies that utilise microfluidics are found in many multidisciplinary fields […]

Researchers develop technology to harness energy from mixing of freshwater and seawater

[ad_1] The Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles is an example of a coastal wastewater treatment operation that could potentially recover energy from the mixing of seawater and treated effluent. Credit: Doc Searls / Flickr Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty […]