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June 26, 2019

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A new compound has killed antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria, including E. coli, ... read more

Water-Resistant Electronic Skin With Self-Healing Abilities Created

Inspired by jellyfish, researchers have created an electronic skin that is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive, and repairs itself in both wet and dry conditions. The novel material has ... read more

Safeguarding Hardware from Cyberattack

Researchers have developed an algorithm that safeguards hardware from attacks designed to steal data. In the attacks, hackers detect variations of power and electromagnetic radiation in an electronic ... read more

Ultra-Lightweight Ceramic Material Withstands Extreme Temperatures

Researchers have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it can withstand the intense heat and severe ... read more
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Renaissance for Artisanal Mortar

To adapt mortar to new building materials and industrial methods, the content in walls and plaster changed during the 20th century. The change meant that knowledge of historical materials and methods ... read more

Study on Low Noise, High-Performance Transistors May Bring Innovations in Electronics

A research study has demonstrated micro/nano-scale transistors made of two-dimensional atomic thin materials that show high performance and low noise. The devices are less than one-hundredth of the ... read more

Paradigm Shift Needed for Designing Tsunami-Resistant Bridges

Researchers argue in a new study that a paradigm shift is needed for assessing bridges' tsunami ... read more

US Interstate Highways Need Overhaul, Says New Report

The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of ... read more

Graphene Unlocks New Potential for 'Smart Textiles'

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material ... read more

Interfacial Electronic State Improving Hydrogen Storage Capacity in Pd-MOF Materials

Researchers have identified a mechanism by which a hybrid material composed of palladium (Pd) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is capable of storing approximately twice as much hydrogen as a ... read more

Electrical Cable Triggers Lightweight, Fire-Resistant Cladding Discovery

New research has led the successful development of an organic, non-combustible and lightweight cladding core -- a product that was previously thought to be impossible to ... read more

What's Next for Smart Homes: An 'Internet of Ears?'

A pair of electrical engineering and computer science professors have been experimenting with a new suite of smart-home sensors. Their system would read not only the vibrations, sounds -- and even ... read more

3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the ... read more

New 3D-Printed Cement Paste Gets Stronger When It Cracks -- Just Like Structures in Nature

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 ... read more

Smart Technology for Synchronized 3D Printing of Concrete

Scientists have developed a technology where two robots can work in unison to 3D-print a concrete ... read more

Smart Devices Could Soon Tap Their Owners as a Battery Source

The world is edging closer to a reality where smart devices are able to use their owners as an energy resource, say ... read more

Spheres Can Make Concrete Leaner, Greener

Scientists have made micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world's most-used synthetic ... read more

Searching for New Bridge Forms That Can Span Further

Newly identified bridge forms could enable significantly longer bridge spans to be achieved in the future, potentially making a crossing over the Strait of Gibraltar, from the Iberian Peninsula to ... read more

Decoupling Stress and Corrosion to Predict Metal Failure

The research challenges the traditional viewpoint that the simultaneous presence of stress and a corrosive environment is a requirement for SCC and demonstrates that stress and corrosion can act ... read more

Steps to Keep Buildings Functioning After Natural Hazards

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it's considered a win if no one gets hurt and buildings stay standing. But an even bigger victory is possible: keeping those ... read more

Mass Timber: Thinking Big About Sustainable Construction

The Longhouse, a prototype 'mass timber' building designed by students, demonstrates that even huge buildings can be built primarily with ... read more

A Social Tool for Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Residential Buildings

for the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon ... read more

Using Coal Waste to Create Sustainable Concrete

Researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity ... read more

Electrical Contact to Molecules in Semiconductor Structures Established for the First Time

Electrical circuits are constantly being scaled down and extended with specific functions. A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon ... read more

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