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Article ID: 713505

Origami-Inspired Materials Could Soften the Blow for Reusable Spacecraft

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers used the paper folding art of origami to develop a novel solution to help reduce the forces associated with impact — like in car crashes, football helmets, landing spacecraft and more.

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24-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713492

Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence program wins national award

Penn State College of Engineering

The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) recognized Penn State’s Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence (EMIX) program with the WEPAN Women in Engineering Initiative Award.

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24-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713115

Tiny Vortices Could One Day Haul Microscopic Cargo

Department of Energy, Office of Science

The behavior of active magnetic liquids suggests new pathways to transport particles across surfaces and build materials that self-heal.

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24-May-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713432

Sensor-Embedded ‘Smart’ Helmets Could Detect TBIs

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dr. Jie Huang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, is working to meet the need for TBI early detection by developing technology that enables autonomous collection and processing of data in a reliable and “smart” manner for prompt identification.

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23-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713419

Removing Carbon Dioxide From an Air Stream

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware research team has been awarded $1,979,998 in funding to build a fuel cell system fabricated with inexpensive catalysts and structural materials, which is consequently cheaper and more practical than existing fuel cell systems.

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23-May-2019 2:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 713395

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Cornell University

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that’s generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low financial and environmental cost. Engineered electroactive microbes could be part of the solution.

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23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713391

Sandia launches a bus into space

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories recently launched a bus into space. Not the kind with wheels that go round and round, but the kind of device that links electronic devices. The bus was among 16 total experiments that were part of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s HOT SHOT program.

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23-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713345

Data science helps engineers discover new materials for solar cells and LEDs

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego engineers have developed a high-throughput computational method to design new materials for next generation solar cells and LEDs. Their approach generated 13 new material candidates for solar cells and 23 new candidates for LEDs. Calculations predicted that these materials, called hybrid halide semiconductors, would be stable and exhibit excellent optoelectronic properties.

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22-May-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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    22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713170

Unexpected observation of ice at low temperature, high pressure questions ice, water theory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory studying super-cold states of water discovered a pathway to the unexpected formation of dense, crystalline phases of ice thought to exist beyond Earth’s limits. Their findings, reported in Nature, challenge accepted theories and could lead to better understanding of ice found on other planets, moons and elsewhere in space.

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20-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713316

Counter-intuitive climate change solution

Stanford University

A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit. That's one of the hopeful visions outlined in a new Stanford-led paper that highlights a seemingly counterintuitive solution: converting one greenhouse gas into another.

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22-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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