First-ever 3-D printed excavator project advances large-scale additive manufacturing R&D
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Heavy construction machinery is the focus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's latest advance in additive manufacturing research. With industry partners and university students, ORNL researchers are designing and producing ...
New analysis finds way to safely conduct heat from graphene to biological tissues
Sep 23, 2016
In the future, our health may be monitored and maintained by tiny sensors and drug dispensers, deployed within the body and made from graphene—one of the strongest, lightest materials in the world. Graphene is composed ...
Study explores thermoelectric screen printing
Sep 20, 2016
What if you could easily print a thin layer of material – for use anywhere – that would allow you to create flexible energy harvesters or coolers? That may soon be a reality.
Illinois, China study nutritional value of wheat bran for pigs
Sep 16, 2016
Research conducted by the University of Illinois is helping determine the nutritional value of wheat bran in diets fed to pigs.
Researchers use augmented reality to teach kids about climate change
Sep 14, 2016
While Pokémon Go has helped to bring augmented reality to everyday life, UBC researchers are using similar technology to teach high school students about climate change.
Research shows future heat waves a threat to Australia's plant life
Sep 13, 2016
It may not feel like it in Australia right now, but over the past year we've experienced the hottest global temperatures on instrumental record. This could spell bad news for Australia's plants.
Protecting vaccines from heat, cold and sunlight helps protect livestock
Sep 12, 2016
Ranchers should be aware that heat, cold and sunlight can affect the efficacy of vaccines during storage or handling, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension expert.
NASA sees Hermine's twin towers
Sep 02, 2016
In order for Hermine or any other tropical depression, to intensify there must be a pathway for heat energy from the ocean surface to enter the atmosphere. For Hermine, the conduit may have been one of the two "hot towers" ...
NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests for Mars craft
Aug 26, 2016
NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars.
Study reveals surprising role of haze in the warming of Chinese cities
Aug 23, 2016
A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature Communications sheds light on the surprising role that haze in China plays in promoting the urban heat island effect [UHI], a process whereby city centers tend to be significantly ...