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  • Physics camp has proven benefits for high school girls March 6, 2021
    Studies show that engaging high school girls in physics before they begin formal studies gives them an edge, and helping K-12 teachers incorporate engineering concepts in the classroom boosts their students -- and themselves.
  • Rapid 3D printing method moves toward 3D-printed organs March 6, 2021
    A research team is a 3D printing method called stereolithography and jelly-like materials known as hydrogels to develop a 3D printing method that's 10-50 times faster than the industry standard. The team says its progress toward 3D-printed human tissue and organs -- biotechnology that could eventually save countless lives lost due to the shortage of […]
  • Twistoptics: A new way to control optical nonlinearity March 4, 2021
    Engineering researchers report that they developed a new, efficient way to modulate and enhance an important type of nonlinear optical process: optical second harmonic generation -- where two input photons are combined in the material to produce one photon with twice the energy -- from hexagonal boron nitride through micromechanical rotation and multilayer stacking. Their […]
  • New microcomb could help discover exoplanets and detect diseases March 4, 2021
    Tiny photonic devices could be used to find new exoplanets, monitor our health, and make the internet more energy efficient. Researchers now present a game changing microcomb that could bring advanced applications closer to reality. The new microcomb is a coherent, tunable and reproducible device with up to ten times higher net conversion efficiency than […]
  • Conquering the timing jitters March 3, 2021
    A large international team has developed a method that dramatically improves the time resolution achievable with X-ray free-electron lasers. Their method could have a broad impact in the field of ultrafast science.
  • Helping soft robots turn rigid on demand March 3, 2021
    Researchers have simulated a soft-bodied robot that turns rigid on demand. The advance may help broaden robots' range of tasks and allow for safe interactions with people, including in patient care settings.
  • New generation of tiny, agile drones introduced March 3, 2021
    Researchers developed an insect-size drone with soft actuators -- akin to muscles -- that are agile and resilient to collisions. The advance could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
  • A robot able to 'hear' through the ear of a locust March 2, 2021
    Scientists report connecting the ear of a dead locust to a robot that receives the ear's electrical signals and responds accordingly.
  • Designing soft materials that mimic biological functions March 2, 2021
    A team of researchers has developed a theoretical model to design a soft material that demonstrates autonomous oscillating properties that mimic biological functions, like heartbeat.
  • 4D bioengineering materials bend, curve like natural tissue March 1, 2021
    Researchers have developed new 4D hydrogels -- 3D materials that have the ability to change shape over time in response to stimuli -- that can morph multiple times in a preprogrammed or on-demand manner in response to external trigger signals.