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Seismic Opportunity

Decreased activity opens door for seismologists, electrical grid research In a project to protect the electrical grid, Oregon State University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will carry out large-scale mapping of the electrical properties of Earth’s crust. In studying what’s beneath the surface, certain fields of research have an unlikely chance to thrive in […]

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Droplet Like It’s Hot

Precipitation power hits its stride in the hydro generation world This one isn’t for the cynics out there. Scientists from the City University of Hong Kong say their water droplet-based electricity generator allows a very high energy conversion efficiency with a thousand times more power density than other electric generators. No, it probably won’t have […]

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What’s That Sound?

If you hear any noise, this material you will enjoy Researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering may have just made big strides in noise abatement solutions, something that involves new industrial materials and could have application in both the HVAC and plant sectors. A noise-blocking, mathematically driven, ring that silences sound without blocking airflow […]

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Motor Repair Market

The latest report on the motor repair industry A new report from Dublin’s Research and Markets provides the latest breakdown of the motor repair and maintenance market, including the most profitable sectors, businesses, and valuation as of the close of 2018, while also projecting these variables for the next five years. The report, entitled Motor […]

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Reading Robots

New study has AI robots learning, following IKEA diagrams A new study published in multiple automation and science journals demonstrates how robots and artificial intelligence are capable of interpreting diagrams. The concept could be yet another mind-blowing checkpoint in automation technology, as well as one likely to stoke apprehension among the human workforce. The study, […]

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Garbage Time

Massive patch in the Pacific is way larger than we thought Ok, you don’t like EPA regulations. Sure, “people are too dramatic about pollution.” You’re convinced that climate change is a hoax. Maybe there’s no point in getting worked up about the environment. Maybe we should all accept that increased pollution is an inevitability, generated […]

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Electric Food

Could renewable energy help solve world hunger? Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is […]

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Trending: Women In Engineering

SWE establishes new research platform The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently unveiled its main resource for knowledge, information and trends on women in engineering. The launch of its newest tool, research.swe.org, was announced October 6. The website was created to provide clarity among the wealth of data available, and deliver a centralized data source for members and […]

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Graphene: Worth the Price?

R&D heads striving to find out Graphene, the carbon-based material, was first synthesized in 2004 at the University of Manchester. Barely twelve years have elapsed since then, and research and development of the material has been constant and brimming with excitement at its potential. It has been called a “wonder material”, “extraordinary”, and “incredible” already, has […]

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