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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 13, 2019

— Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors, store gases, and desalinate water. How well they cope with the task at hand depends ...

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Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

Mar. 11, 2019

— New research finds that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort -- and they tend to dislike the ...

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Mar. 8, 2019

— 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 ...

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New Report on Industrial Physics and Its Role in the U.S. Economy

Mar. 7, 2019

— A new report shows the significant role of physics, which contributed an estimated $2.3 trillion (12.6 percent of U.S. GDP) in 2016 alone. Industrial physics encompasses the application of physics ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 7, 2019

— Researchers have created tiny functional, remote-powered, walking robots, developing a multistep nanofabrication technique that turns a 4-inch specialized silicon wafer into a million microscopic ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 7, 2019

— Researchers have constructed a 'meta-mirror' device capable of perfectly reflecting sound waves in any direction. The proof-of-principle demonstration is analogous to looking directly into ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 7, 2019

— A team created a method for applying a designer surface-active agent to the surface of a metal to make it easier to cut and shape the material into parts and ...

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New Graphene-Based Device Is First Step Toward Ultrasensitive Biosensors

Mar. 7, 2019

— Researchers have developed a unique new device using the wonder material graphene that provides the first step toward ultrasensitive biosensors to detect diseases at the molecular level with near ...

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Mar. 7, 2019

— Researchers have developed a simple method that could turn ordinary semiconducting materials into quantum machines -- superthin devices marked by extraordinary electronic behavior that could help to ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 7, 2019

— Researchers have demonstrated it's possible to silence noise using an open, ringlike structure, created to mathematically perfect specifications, for cutting out sounds while maintaining ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 7, 2019

— An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences. Combined with new generations of low-power motors ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 6, 2019

— With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory for converting a renewable -- but frustratingly untapped -- bounty into a ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 6, 2019

— In the blink of an eye, the squid's skin changes color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling, a virtuosic display that has long fascinated scientists. Now, collaborators ...

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1 + 1 Does Not Equal 2 for Graphene-Like 2D Materials

Mar. 6, 2019

— Physicists have discovered that when two atomically thin graphene-like materials are placed on top of each other their properties change, and a material with novel hybrid properties emerges, paving ...

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Antibiotic Resistance Is Spreading from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Mar. 6, 2019

— The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in ...

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Mathematical Rules Underlie the Ancient Art of Knitting

Mar. 6, 2019

— Knitting may be an ancient manufacturing method, but one researcher believes that understanding how different stitch types determine shape and mechanical strength will be invaluable for designing ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 6, 2019

— Scientists have found a new way to control light emitted by exotic crystal semiconductors, which could lead to more efficient solar cells and other advances in electronics, according to a new ...

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Engineers Develop Inexpensive, Smart Stop Sign to Improve Driver Safety

Mar. 6, 2019

— According to the US Department of Transportation, more than half of all roadway fatalities occur on rural roads. Now engineers are building and testing a low-cost, self-powered thermal system that ...

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Engineering and Construction News --
Mar. 5, 2019

— A new tungsten-based alloy can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage. Essential for extreme irradiation environments such as the interiors of magnetic fusion reactors, ...

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Distracted Drivers 29 Times More Likely to Wreck in a Highway Work Zone

Mar. 5, 2019

— Highway work zone crashes happen every 5.4 minutes. Now, a new study says an inattentive driver is 29 times more likely to cause a collision or near collision in a work ...

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