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  • World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second October 12, 2018
    Researchers have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing ten trillion frames per second. This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena -- and even light! -- in extremely slow motion.
  • Breakthrough in self-healing materials October 11, 2018
    Researchers have given self-healing qualities to polymers that are used in relatively inexpensive commodities, such as paints, plastics and coatings.
  • Opening communication lines between propulsion and airflow poses new questions October 11, 2018
    On the runway to more fuel-efficient aircraft, one alternative propulsion scheme being explored is an array of electrically powered ducted fans. The fans are distributed across the wing span or integrated into the wing. Researchers have gained new understanding in how the fans and especially their precise placement on the aircraft can affect the cross-conversation […]
  • The culprit of superconductivity in cuprates October 11, 2018
    Researchers have uncovered an underlying mechanism related to the materials dependence in copper-based high-temperature superconductors. The research may open a new avenue for designing materials with high-temperature superconductivity.
  • Engineers develop process to 3-D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons October 10, 2018
    Scientists have developed a method to 3-D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons to greatly improve a patient's recovery. A person with a badly damaged ligament, tendon, or ruptured disc could simply have new replacement tissue printed and ultimately implanted in the damaged area.
  • Catalytic active sites determined using carbon nanotubes October 10, 2018
    Catalytic research has developed a new and more definitive way to determine the active site in a complex catalyst.
  • AI tool automatically reveals how to write apps that drain less battery October 9, 2018
    Researchers have created a new tool, called 'DiffProf,' that uses artificial intelligence to automatically decide for the developer if a feature should be improved to drain less battery and how to make that improvement.
  • First example of a bioelectronic medicine October 8, 2018
    Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and […]
  • Model helps robots navigate more like humans do October 4, 2018
    Researchers have now devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do. Their novel motion-planning model lets robots determine how to reach a goal by exploring the environment, observing other agents, and exploiting what they've learned before in similar situations.
  • New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks -- just like structures in nature October 3, 2018
    Researchers have 3D-printed cement paste, a key ingredient of the concrete and mortar used to build various elements of infrastructure, that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.