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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Researchers Create 'Shortcut' to Terpene Biosynthesis in E. Coli

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E.coli. This shorter, more efficient, cost-effective and customizable pathway transforms E. ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Army researchers are exploring the benefits of immersive technology for warfighters. They have developed a platform to assess this technology called ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — Researchers believe the robot, nicknamed RAS, could eventually help those with dementia and other limitations continue to live independently in their own ... read more

Jan. 11, 2019 — A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. It also accurately accounts for the ... read more

3D Printing 100 Times Faster With Light

Jan. 11, 2019 — Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing ... read more

A New Way to Measure Solar Panel Degradation

Jan. 10, 2019 — How does one inspect solar panels in real time, in a way that is both cost-effective and time-efficient? Researchers have now developed and improved statistical and machine learning-based ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Your knees and your smartphone battery have some surprisingly similar needs, a professor has discovered, and that new insight has led to a 'structural battery' prototype that incorporates a ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency (or color) in an integrated ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, engineers and medical researchers build a way to wirelessly monitor blood flow after ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best ... read more

How Game Theory Can Bring Humans and Robots Closer Together

Jan. 7, 2019 — Researchers have for the first time used game theory to enable robots to assist humans in a safe and versatile ... read more

Meds: Important Discovery for 'Smart' Films and Encapsulation

Jan. 7, 2019 — New study has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds -- and the conditions in which this material will ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — Looking deeper into the internal behavior of layered solids and formations -- from graphene sheets, to wood laminates, to geological formations -- researchers are gaining a better understanding of a ... read more

Metamaterial With Inherently Robust Sound Transport

Jan. 1, 2019 — Researchers have developed a metamaterial that can transport sound in unusually robust ways along its edges and localize it at its ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have developed a soft, non-toxic wearable sensor that unobtrusively attaches to the hand and measures the force of a grasp and the motion of the hand and ... read more

Electric Fish in Augmented Reality Reveal How Animals 'Actively Sense' World Around Them

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have used augmented reality technology to unravel the mysterious dynamic between active sensing movement and sensory ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — Researchers have developed metasurfaces with extreme angle-asymmetric response. The new device can be a good or bad reflector depending on the angle the light hits ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Micropores in fabricated tissues such as bone and cartilage allow nutrient and oxygen diffusion into the core, and this novel approach may eventually allow lab-grown tissue to contain blood vessels, ... read more

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