MIT scientists have created a material, the cracks on which are tightened themselves.

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) presented a material capable of self-regeneration. He independently tightens the cracks appearing on it. The basis of the ability to restore new material is the process of photosynthesis. With it, plants turn light into carbon dioxide and oxygen. The researchers connected the chloroplasts responsible for photosynthesis in … Continue reading MIT scientists have created a material, the cracks on which are tightened themselves.

The world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once

The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as … Continue reading The world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once

Engineers made a new type of transistor for nanochips.

Every electronic device requires the basic building blocks – transistors. Researchers at RMIT University led by Ph.D. candidate Ms. Shruti Nirantar created an alternative type of transistor which may lead to the new generation of super-powerful electronics. Nowadays, the progress of transistor technology is slowing down despite so-called Moore's Law which suggests that the number … Continue reading Engineers made a new type of transistor for nanochips.

Researchers from Saint-Petersburg created neural network which will speed up the process of 3D modeling.

The researchers of the Laboratory of Lightweight Materials and Structures of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University faced the problem while they were 3D printing.  The process of the mathematical modeling takes lots of time and sometimes simple calculations could take a week. In order to get rid of this problem they developed neural … Continue reading Researchers from Saint-Petersburg created neural network which will speed up the process of 3D modeling.

Scientists managed to convert plastic waste into the aerogel.

A team of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering led by Associate Professor Hai Minh Duong and Professor Nhan Phan-Thien in collaboration with Dr. Xiwen Zhang from the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology created a very useful technology that can also solve some global environmental issues. The scientists got an idea of using plastic … Continue reading Scientists managed to convert plastic waste into the aerogel.

Canadian researchers are close to creating batteryless smart devices.

The techers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging. They found a way to hack radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, the ubiquitous squiggly ribbons of metal with a tiny chip found in various objects, and give the devices the ability … Continue reading Canadian researchers are close to creating batteryless smart devices.

Automotive modular robot could change it’s configuration to overcome obstacles.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the Cornell University developed an algorithm for robot so it could only by itself trespass obstacles and different tests at specially built area. For testing of their software they used robot which is known as SMORES-EP. It was developed at the University of Pennsylvania. This researchers modified this … Continue reading Automotive modular robot could change it’s configuration to overcome obstacles.

Chemists made a super-resistant and solid artificial wood.

Chinese scientists from Heifei University of Science and Technology of China invented an artificial wood that has useful properties of natural material but at the same time lacks its flaws such as vulnerabilities to fire and water. When the researchers were trying to generate this wood-like substance, they decided to mix a solution of polymer … Continue reading Chemists made a super-resistant and solid artificial wood.

Scientists are developing superior biodegradable implants.

Assistant professor of industrial engineering at the Swanson School Mostafa Bedewy and his research group from NanoProduct Lab have found an advantage of using silk and carbon nanotubes (CNT) during their experiments with those materials. They were planning to invent a revolutionary biomedical devices and have already managed to get some promising results. The researchers … Continue reading Scientists are developing superior biodegradable implants.

MIT researchers created autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS.

Researchers from MIT presented in a paper an autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS and have to work on rescue missions. The drones would have an object detection systems, laser-range finders for position estimation and path planing. They already started tests. A few of them were in randomly generated forest simulation … Continue reading MIT researchers created autonomous fleet of drones which has no need in GPS.