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New nanofoam presents new possibilities for engineering research

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:54

Materials scientists at Rice University have created a lighter, stronger more heat resistant nanofoam. 

Hitching a ride; engineers study interaction between robots and people

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 04:30

An innovative engineering research project that is intended to study the interaction between people and robotics is reportedly making its way across Canada.

Veteran Mars rover breaks off-world driving record

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 04:00

Scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are celebrating a remarkable achievement on Mars, after it was revealed that the Opportunity rover had broken an off-world driving record that had been held since 1974.

Renewable energy continues to show strong growth

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 09:55

Alternative energy sources have continue to make inroads into traditional forms of power production, with a recently released government report confirming that it accounted for 55.7 percent of newly-installed capacity in the first six months of the year.

Aircraft evolution rooted in natural physics, says mechanical engineer

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 04:00

In the 100-plus years since the Wright brothers left the ground at Kitty Hawk, it is probably fair to say that aerospace engineering has developed at a relatively rapid pace.

NASA seeks commercial partners to maintain contact with Mars

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Monday, 28 July 2014 08:18

With the exploration and potential habitation of Mars still very much at the top of NASA's engineering research priorities, the agency has put out a call for third-party assistance in maintaining communications with the Red Planet.

250,000 engineers will be needed by 2023, says workforce report

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Friday, 25 July 2014 11:59

As the national unemployment rate continues to drop, the demand for engineering skills is likely to increase by as much as 11 percent over the next ten years.

NASA honors first man on the moon

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 06:07

Forty-five years after he became the first man to walk on the moon, NASA has honored the engineering research legacy of Neil Armstrong by naming a building at the Kennedy Space Center after him.

New study indicates methane production could accelerate global warming

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:58

Recently, Robert Howarth, PhD, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell, has been vocal about the risks of burning propane in lieu of other fossil fuels.

Changes in production lower costs of perovskite solar panels

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Friday, 18 July 2014 10:27

Perovskite, a calcium-titanium-based mineral, has recently been making waves as a conductor of solar electricity, and new research from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne may make solar panels made from this humble compound more affordable than ever.

Limiting damage through earthquake engineering

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Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:45

Protection against extreme weather conditions may have become the focus of damage limitation techniques in recent years, but innovative engineering research conducted by the University of Nevada may have found a way of protecting structures and transportation links against a different form of natural devastation - earthquakes.

UK government looks to Scotland for spaceport

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:10

Virgin Galactic may have concentrated the majority of its engineering research and development into space tourism from a base in New Mexico, but ambitious plans to build a working spaceport in the UK could see the company utilize a British location as soon as 2018.

Safer robots for the home made from phase-changing material

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:53

New materials may lead to safer, more adaptable robots. 

Engineering research yields stronger materials and better ways to cut them

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Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:13

New research creates stronger metals, and a new prototype device allows hard materials to be more easily machined. 

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