• Inspired by Sea Worm's Jaw, Researchers Create New Material

    The sea worm's (Nereis virens) ability to soften or harden its jaw depending on its environment has inspired researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to create a material that can be both flexible and inflexible.

  • A Comeback for Coal May Be Hard to Engineer

    U.S. electricity demand fell in the wake of the Great Recession, and has yet to recover. That, plus a surge in natural gas production has made coal increasingly uncompetitive, a new study says.

  • 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.

  • AMETEK Land NIR-B 3XR Mitigates Safety Challenges and Promotes Productivity Gains

    Hydrogen use is on the rise, fueled by such demands as more stringent motor vehicle emission regulations and an increase in per capita vehicle ownership globally.

  • Compressors Cut Energy Costs for Large Manufacturing Facilities

    High capacity compressors deliver up to a €40,000 ($43,734 USD) energy cost savings over a two-year period per compressor.

  • 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.

  • Auto Plant Opens to Meet Indonesian Demand

    The manufacturing plant will begin producing a sports utility vehicle, the Pajero Sport, which will be followed by an a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle and the COLT L300 light commercial vehicle.

  • 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.

  • Metamaterial Expands under Hydrostatic Pressure

    In the not-too-distant future, it may be possible to 3-D print virtually anything. Consider standard printers, which "synthesize" thousands of colors by using only three color cartridges. By analogy, future 3-D printers may be capable of synthesizing thousands of different material properties with a mere handful of material cartridges.

  • Glass Fiber Coating Strengthens Composite Material

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

  • 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.

  • Cyber Manufacturing Merges Technology and Creativity

    Origami and kirigami manufacturing principles give non-manufacturers the ability to design and customize products such as chairs, lamps and desks for their own use.

  • Carbon Plan Could Be Worth $120bn in Business, Report Says

    New research identifies and evaluate 76 companies, identifying "well-positioned" and "high-potential technology developers" across oil and gas, transportation, electricity, buildings, industrial, agriculture, and waste.

  • 3-D Printing Glass Objects

    A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has developed a way to 3-D print objects made of pure glass.

  • System Sorts Granular Bulk Materials Faster and More Accurately

    Sand, gravel, coal, deicing salt or diamonds, grain, sugar, coffee or grapes and waste—a lot of everyday goods are more or less grainy. To classify this bulk material by quality and size, it must be sorted in a sophisticated process.

  • Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearables

    Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer at Seiko Instruments Group.

  • Making Batteries from Glass Bottles

    Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.