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MIT’s Printable Hydraulic Robot

MIT’s Printable Hydraulic Robot

Building robots inevitably involves the time-consuming and labor-intensive step of assembling a large number of discrete pieces. This work presents a new multi-material 3D printing...

Polystyrene Concrete: A Versatile Construction Alternative

Polystyrene Concrete: A Versatile Construction Alternative

The field of composites used in construction and engineering has grown in recent years as the chemical manufacturing industry has diversified. Polymers and other...

The world’s most expensive material is valued at $145 million per gram

The world’s most expensive material is valued at $145 million per gram

If by any chance you are one of the lucky winners of the $1.6 billion US Powerball lottery and you have no clue how to...

Top 10 Civil Engineering Wonders

Top 10 Civil Engineering Wonders

Civil engineering projects continue to dominate headlines across the world. From the world’s tallest building to the biggest manmade islands, people everywhere are dependent...

New Thor accelerator will recreate pressure felt only at the Earth’s core

New Thor accelerator will recreate pressure felt only at the Earth’s core

The research of new materials has experienced a considerable progress in recent years, and Sandia National Laboratories in the United States has now announced a machine...

New “smart window” material can selectively filter light and heat

New “smart window” material can selectively filter light and heat

Researchers at the University of Texas developed a type of “filter” capable of blocking light and heat passing through the glass of a window....

MultiFab, Bringing Multiple-Material 3D Printing to Us All

MultiFab, Bringing Multiple-Material 3D Printing to Us All

(Source: CSAIL) You may think that 3D printing is already old news and that 4D printing is where it’s at. Not-so-much because the researchers...

Man of Steel or Super Non-Newtonian Fluid?

Man of Steel or Super Non-Newtonian Fluid?

(Source: YouTube-Warner Bros. Pictures, screenshot) A few years back I watched a great documentary titled The Science of Superman and it answered a lot...

Observing Molecular Dynamics of Chemical Reactions in Real Time

Observing Molecular Dynamics of Chemical Reactions in Real Time

An ongoing NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) project is closing in on one of the most urgently sought-after goals in modern science: The...