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One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight. The muscle has intrinsic expansion ability and, unlike previous artificial muscles, it does not require an external...
14-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Columbia Engineers and Clinicians First to Build a Functional Vascularized Lung Scaffold

A Columbia Engineering team led by Professors Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (Columbia Engineering) and N. Valerio Dorrello (Columbia University Medical Center) is the first to successfully bioengineer a functional lung with perfusable and healthy...
30-Aug-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That’s Simpler and Greener


Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a simple, low-cost, and environmentally sound method for fabricating a highly-efficient selective solar absorber (SSA) to convert sunlight into heat for energy-related applications. The team used a...
28-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature


Columbia researchers published a study today in Nature Nanotechnology that is the first to reproducibly demonstrate current blockade—the ability to switch a device from the insulating to the conducting state where charge is added and removed one...
11-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover New Class of Chemical Reaction


A new study led by Columbia Engineering Prof. Michael P. Burke has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions—previously ignored—involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds....
11-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cognitive Hearing Aid Filters Out the Noise


Cognitive hearing aids that constantly monitor brain activity to determine whether a subject is conversing with a specific speaker would be very useful for the hearing impaired. Using deep neural network models, Columbia Engineering researchers have...
3-Aug-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot-Driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

3.6 out of 1000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Their symptoms can include abnormal gait patterns such as crouch gait, characterized by excessive flexion of the hips, knees, or ankles. A pilot study led by Columbia...
24-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics


Columbia Engineering Professor Ken Shepard, a pioneer in the development of electronics that interface with biological systems, is leading a team to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform the lives of people with...
7-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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