Engineering

500-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa mystery unveiled by engineers

Engineering
 Why has the Leaning Tower of Pisa survived the strong earthquakes that have hit the region since the middle ages? ...

Can this invasive exotic pest make better materials for industry ...

Engineering
 IMAGE:  Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have combined derivatives of two surplus materials–wood pulp and ...

World’s first solar fuels reactor for night passes test at ...

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International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any ...

What is a marine GPS and what can you do ...

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Marine GPS units have been around for quite a while, and they seem to be making a difference when it ...

Alaskan microgrids offer energy resilience and independence

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  The electrical grid in the contiguous United States is a behemoth of interconnected systems. If one section fails or ...

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

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MAASTRICHT, Oct. 2, 2017 – Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Center have used a robotic device to surgically treat ...

Drones can almost see in the dark

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To fly safely, drones need to know their precise position and orientation in space at all times. While commercial drones ...

Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it’s too late

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For kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, ...

Technique could aid mass production of biodegradable plastic

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Introducing a simple step to the production of plant-derived, biodegradable plastic could improve its properties while overcoming obstacles to manufacturing ...

Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other ...