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Imagining a world without species

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Categorizing species can get hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Show More Summary

Expert discusses advances in aircraft air quality

Professor Peter Childs from the Dyson School of Design Engineering discusses air quality in aircraft cabins in his Q&A.

One step closer to lifelike robots

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3-D-printable synthetic soft muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight. The muscle has intrinsic expansion ability...Show More Summary

Students from NYU Tandon win $1M smart gun design contest

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A gun holster designed by students at York University Tandon School of Engineering won a $1 million smart gun design competition.

Learning strategies to encourage girls to embrace STEM

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) NJIT will lead a new project -- Leadership and iSTEAM for Females in Elementary School (LiFE) -- to find effective ways to showcase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a collaborative, innovative, people-rich space, to increase the number of girls interested in STEM.

A bash script rap? Holberton student prepares for programming career

In what might well be a technology industry first, an enterprising student at the Holberton School of Software Engineering in San Francisco, California, penned and posted a three-minute in-class rap performance about bash scripting.Show More Summary

‘Antithetical to American values’: Marine sergeant kicked out of the corps for flying white nationalist flag

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A Marine staff sergeant has been kicked out of the corps after flying a white nationalist flag on “Confederate memorial day” in May, Task & Purpose reports. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning of the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune was charged with first-degree trespassing for...

Research provides evidence of ground-ice on asteroids

Research at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has revealed new evidence for the occurrence of ground ice on the protoplanet Vesta.

NYU: New York's other engineering school

Cornell Tech, New York's newest university, will celebrate the completion of its first three buildings this week. But just a few miles from its Roosevelt Island campus, a different kind of tech... To view the full story, click the title link.

CCNY engineering professor Michel Ghosn wins international award

(City College of New York) Michel Ghosn, a civil engineering professor in the City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, is the winner of the 2017 IASSAR Research Award. The award is presented every four years by the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability at its quadrennial meeting.

Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria

(University of Southern California) New paper by USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professor Eva Kanso and Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii elucidates the active role of cilia in regulating flow for bacteria filtering and enhancing chemical communication

Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteria

Imagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, is what cilia do in an organism. Kanso...Show More Summary

Tufts University water systems engineer named a 2017 American Geophysical Union Fellow

(Tufts University) Richard M. Vogel, professor emeritus and research professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University's School of Engineering, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), in recognition of his visionary research on water resource systems engineering.

Undergraduates develop tools to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before patients show symptoms

(University of Maryland) A team of seven University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering undergraduates earned the top prize in this year's National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge for their efforts to develop low-cost tools to diagnose Alzheimer's disease before patients show symptoms.

Citizen spacecraft builders literally race to the moon in NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge

NASA is in the business of giving small-time scientists and engineers opportunities: its small business grants, open data initiatives, and other efforts are meant to empower the high school kid or hobbyist who could be the next Werner Von Braun. Show More Summary

A low-cost method for solar-thermal conversion that's simpler and greener

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) 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. Show More Summary

Mimicking birdsongs

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a simple device that mimics complex birdsongs. The device uses air blown through a stretched rubber tube to recreate birdsongs found in nature, including the songs of zebra and Bengalese finches.

Researchers develop simple device to recreate complex birdsongs

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a simple device that mimics complex birdsongs. The device, developed by the group of L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor...Show More Summary

The Medici Effect: Highly flexible, wearable displays born in KAIST

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team led by Professor Kyung Cheol Choi at the School of Electrical Engineering presented wearable displays for various applications including fashion, IT, and healthcare. Show More Summary

An eye towards islets

(University of Pittsburgh) The National Science Foundation has funded a multi-university study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering who are investigating the use of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to engineer pancreatic islets in the lab. Show More Summary

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