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  • Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy with AI

    Affecting 415 million people worldwide, around 45 percent of diabetics may develop diabetic retinopathy (damage to the blood vessels at the back of the eye) at some point in their lives with a large number of that 45 percent less likely to detect the disease before it results in vision loss.

  • How to Become a Robotics Technician

    Robotics technology is a rapidly growing industry and, as long as advancements continue to be made in the robotics industry, it will not slow down any time soon. That being said, anyone with a love of robots and technology might as well consider jumping into a career in the growing field.

  • What Is the Real Cost of an Industrial Robot Arm?

    The price of industrial robots has dropped more than 25 percent since 2014, and is forecast to drop an additional 22 percent by 2025. What is the real cost of an industrial robot arm?

  • Video: Learn How Bubbles Form Inside a Lithium-air Battery

    Understanding how these bubbles form during discharges could improve air batteries that have three times the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

  • Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bees Ability to Fly

    Biologists at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly, raising concerns about how pesticides affect their capacity to pollinate and the long-term effects on the health of honey bee colonies.

  • New Sensor Increases Smartwatch Battery Life

    Nearly 80 percent of the battery power in smartwatches is used up by the heart-rate monitor. But a new generation of sensors developed by EPFL startup ActLight consumes five times less energy.

  • Uber and Embraer to Explore VTOLs for Commuters

    Uber Elevate Network could allow the development and deployment of small electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles for urban commutes.

  • Wearables: Stretching Innovation and Imagination with Flexible Materials

    Finding the right flexible material or material composite can be a long, frustrating and inefficient process. Now, Sourcebook will have material answers and samples in your hands virtually overnight.

  • Bonding Tapes: A Strong Option for Many Applications

    Compared to fasteners, bonding tapes are faster and easier to apply, obsoletes the need for drilled holes which could cause leaks, and require much less labor time and cost to apply.

  • Bombardier to Provide Rail Cars for Chinese Railroad

    The contract for five 8-car trainsets is valued at $79 million and follows a separate contract for 144 high speed cars announced in early March.

  • New Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer Design Cuts Energy, Time and Lint

    Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and General Electric, have built a prototype ultrasonic clothes dryer that does not use heat.

  • Video: Point and Click Method for Controlling Robots

    The robot control interface reduces errors, allowing users to perform tasks more quickly and reliably than using the traditional method.

  • Changing Colors of Nanoparticles

    Lawrence Livermore researchers have created a technique to change the color of assembled nanoparticles with an electrical stimulant.

  • Glass Fiber Coating Strengthens Composite Material

    Glass fibers have many applications such as blades for wind turbines, glass fiber boats and more.

  • Dyneema┬« High-strength Lightweight Fabrics

    Dyneema® high-strength lightweight fabrics are 40% less dense than aramid fabrics, 30% less dense than nylon or polyester and 15 times stronger than steel. The fabric is molecular engineered to offer game-changing properties to a range of industries.

  • A Once Forgotten Element Holds Promise for the Future of Electronics

    Discovered more than 100 years ago, black phosphorus was soon forgotten when there was no apparent use for it. In what may prove to be one of the great comeback stories of electrical engineering, it now stands to play a crucial role in the future of electronic and optoelectronic devices.

  • Clean Water from a Plant-Based Membrane

    A team of researchers has developed a plant-derived material that can be used to purify water, potentially being far more effective than current petroleum-based membrane materials.

  • Wonder Material? Novel Nanotube Structure Strengthens Thin Films for Flexible Electronics

    Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than the copper films currently used in electronics.

  • Low GWP Refrigerants - Understanding GWP, GHG, ODP and Climate Change

    This is an engineer's perspective on global warming and climate from man-made gases and refrigerants. While the current administration may choose to deny the existence of climate change for their own agendas, most scientists agree that human impact has contributed to global warming and the world must control greenhouse gases (GHG).

  • Seeing the Future of Eyeglass Repair

    LaserStar Technologies offers a range of manual laser welders for eyeglass repair.

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