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    Fundamental breakthrough in the future of designing materials

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A team of researchers from AMBER centre based in Trinity College Dublin, have made a breakthrough in the area of material design – one that challenges the commonly held view on how the fundamental building blocks of matter come together to form materials. [...]

    Which type of cell to become: Decision through indecision

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories From the moment of fertilization, building a human body involves a series of choices where cells generated by cell division must elect which of the myriad types of cell they will become. How does this decision occur? New research from Alice Moussy and … [...]

    Engineering a solution to dirty water

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting what may have been potable drinking water. Building new infrastructure to reroute … [...]

    SproutsIO aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Smart, soil-free microgarden lets users optimize growing conditions while cutting water and resource use. [...]

    Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In recent years engineers have been developing new technologies to enable robots and humans to move faster and jump higher. Soft, elastic materials store energy in these devices, which, if released carefully, enable elegant dynamic motions. Robots leap… [...]

    Toward additive manufacturing

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Automation, robotics, advanced computer-aided design, sensing and diagnostic technologies have revolutionized the modern factory, allowing the building of complex products, from microchips to cars and even airplanes, with unprecedented cost-efficiency,… [...]

    NASA looks at Hurricane Irwin in infrared light

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irwin as it was strengthening toward hurricane status. Aqua gathered temperature data using infrared light that revealed the power building within. [...]

    NASA looks at Hurricane Irwin in infrared light

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Irwin as it was strengthening toward hurricane status. Aqua gathered temperature data using infrared light that revealed the power building within. [...]

    Maryann Gong earns second-straight Division III Academic All-America of the Year Award

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Computer science major is the first Division III student-athlete to earn the honor in back-to-back years and just the second overall in the NCAA. [...]

    This Is Tesla’s Greatest Competitive Advantage

    Original @ Singularity Hub Tesla’s stock price recently took a hit because of concerns about its delivery capabilities and about increasing competition from carmakers who are switching their product lines to electric. With a market cap still exceeding $50 billion, it can be easy to argue that Tesla’s price remains severely inflated, especially when you compare it with those […] [...]