Scientists find holes in light by tying it in knots

A research collaboration including theoretical physicists from the University of Bristol and Birmingham has found a new way of evaluating how light flows through...

Titanium dioxide as a nanoscale sensor of mechanical stress

Scientists from EPFL, Germany, and France have revealed a new property of the cheap and abundant material anatase titanium dioxide, which promises applications as...

Optical fibers that can sense the materials around them

In recent years optical fibers have served as sensors to detect changes in temperature, like a thermometer, and pressure, like an artificial nerve. This...

A semiconductor biochip to identify drug-resistant pathogens

Evolving strains of multi-drug resistant pathogens are a growing global concern, outpacing drug discovery efforts and undermining the efficacy of existing antibiotics. The development...
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Thermwood 3D prints 12 foot aircraft tool for Boeing

Indiana’s Thermwood Corporation, the developer and provider of Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) technology, has conducted a joint demonstration program with global aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Completed...
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Marsha 3D Printed Cylinders The Future of Living on Mars

3D PRINTING In-Situ Resource Utilization Martian exploration and settlement at any meaningful scale will depend on materials found on Mars. This is enabled by a technology...

UHMW Pulley | Plastic Machining Company

Plastic Machining Company produces exceptionally precise pulleys, wheels, and rollers for high-speed applications. We make these parts from industrial-strength polymers, generally UHMW, for minimum wear and maximum part life. Self-lubricating...

Conflict reigns over the history and origins of money

Wherever you go, money talks. And it has for a long time. Sadly, though, money has been mum about its origins. For such a central...

Detecting damages in non-magnetic steel through magnetism

Wear, corrosion, material fatigue—these signs of degradation are common to most materials. This makes it all the more important to detect damage early, preferably...

Grain boundaries reveal how sulfur impurities make nickel brittle

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have shed new light on a scientific mystery regarding the atomic-level mechanism of the sulfur embrittlement...