From rapid prototyping to output at scale, two metal 3D printing systems are announced
Apr 27, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—We have been hearing wonderful things about what designers and engineers are doing via the use of 3-D printers and plastics. But what about 3-D printing using metal parts? Safety and cost issues have been ...
Interdisciplinary team works to 4-D print metals and alloys
Apr 26, 2017
A team of researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University is collaborating to 4-D print nickel-titanium shape memory alloys.
Swarms of autonomous aerial vehicles test new dogfighting skills
Apr 24, 2017
Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and wood. An event held recently in southern California could mark the beginning ...
Wearable sweat sensor can diagnose cystic fibrosis, study finds
Apr 17, 2017
A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.
Repairing bone with 3-D printing
Apr 17, 2017
Metallic implants—widely used clinically to replace diseased or damaged bone tissue—are not biodegradable and stay in the human body until removed surgically. The implants may also have problems with corrosion and could ...
Having a ball on a ball: Meet the self-balancing scooter
Apr 16, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Scooter fans like the feeling of skating, sliding, gliding through life at least for a few minutes when feeling like masters of the universe. Scooters are not for everyone, though, but a new one being offered ...
New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects
Apr 12, 2017
A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to ...
Medically monitoring premature babies with cameras
Apr 10, 2017
Researchers at EPFL and CSEM have developed a contactless and wireless camera system to continuously monitor the vital signs of premature babies. This system could replace skin sensors, which cause false alarms nearly 90% ...
Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
Apr 10, 2017
Researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. Their design was ...
Aurora LightningStrike vertical take-off and landing X-plane prototype runs another test flight
Apr 05, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Aurora Flight Sciences has announced that its X-plane prototype (code named the LightningStrike), the XV-24A, an aerial vehicle with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities and driven by 24 variable-pitch ...