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Article ID: 710094

Study Shows How Electricity-Eating Microbes Use Electrons to Fix Carbon Dioxide

Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis explains the cellular processes that allow a sun-loving microbe to "eat" electricity -- transferring electrons to fix carbon dioxide to fuel its growth. The work is led by Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Michael Guzman, a PhD candidate in her laboratory.

22-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 710088

Fulbright Scholar attends White House launch of global women's initiative

Penn State College of Engineering

Daniela Staicu, a Romanian Fulbright Scholar currently at Penn State completing research with the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs’ Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, was among those invited to attend the recent launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710067

Optical “tweezers” combine with X-rays to enable analysis of crystals in liquids

Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new technique that combines the power of microscale “tractor beams” with high-powered X-rays, enabling them to see and manipulate crystals freely floating in solution.

22-Mar-2019 7:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 710041

4D-Printed Materials Can Be Stiff as Wood or Soft as Sponge

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge – and also change shape. Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better shock absorption, morphing airplane or drone wings, soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. Their research is published in the journal Materials Horizons.

22-Mar-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709987

UCI Engineers Aim to Pioneer Tissue-Engineering Approach to TMJ Disorders

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., March 20, 2019 – Here’s something to chew on: One in four people are impacted by defects of the temporomandibular – or jaw – joint. Despite the pervasiveness of this affliction, treatments are lacking, and many sufferers resort to palliative measures to cope with the pain and debilitation it causes. “The TMJ is central to chewing, talking and so many other daily activities, so when this crucial joint is impaired, there are significant negative effects on quality of life,” said Kyriacos A.

20-Mar-2019 4:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 709977

Penn State named latest site for membrane research center

Penn State College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center has named Penn State as a new site within the Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology (MAST) Center.The MAST Center focuses on building industry partnerships to develop advanced membrane technology for separation processes important for water treatment, energy production, pharmaceutical purification and chemical processing.

20-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT


Engineering, Technology

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Article ID: 709789

Robotic “Gray Goo”

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), demonstrate for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or “particles.” Unlike swarm or modular robots, each component is simple, and has no individual address or identity. In their system, which the researchers call a “particle robot,” each particle can perform only uniform volumetric oscillations (slightly expanding and contracting), but cannot move independently.

18-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709956

Lithium ions flow through solid material

Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from Purdue University and Rutgers University, have merged materials science and physics to study a promising solid material that conducts lithium ions.

20-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709754

Student steps in to help Airbus with last-minute project need

Wichita State University

Having direct access to students’ talent and skills is a huge part of why Airbus Americas moved to the Wichita State University campus two years ago. One of those opportunities for collaboration played out perfectly this winter when Airbus officials in the research and technology department needed a last-minute artistic rendering for an airplane seat under development.

19-Mar-2019 1:00 AM EDT


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