Tag: technology

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research...

In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you...

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel.That’s...

Galactic gas stations

MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions. Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to...

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

In surprising new discovery, scientists show that microbes are more likely to adhere to tube walls when water is moving. In a surprising new finding,...

Engineer studies flow of blood vessels in diabetes, heart disease

People with diabetes develop early and severe heart disease, specifically atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries. Alisa Clyne, a...

Supercomputers Join Search for ‘Cheapium’

In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure...

Dreams of drones: Amazon’s delivery tech almost ready, insurance and regulation...

For Amazon’s recently announced drone delivery system to get off the ground, the company will have to solve numerous difficult technological challenges. Chief among...

Researchers Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from...

Special Ops Command Seeks Prototypes for ‘Iron Man Suit’

U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an “Iron Man suit,” named after the fictional superhero.In...

Researcher Tests Nanoballoons for Anti-Cancer Applications

A novel nanotechnology study by Jonathan Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will refine a drug delivery method using nanoballoons, also known as...

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