We tend to think of aeronautical engineering as having left the birds standing still sometime around the First World War, but since jet fighters cant perch and quadcopters cant snag salmon out of a stream, we still have a few things to learn. Taking a couple of pages from the avian playbook, the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) and its partners are developing wing flaps for airplanes that change shape like a birds wing for greater efficiency. Billions of people take to the air every year with even greater numbers projected for the foreseeable future.
Albany It’s a sad and familiar refrain: Too few high school or college graduates have the skills that are needed to participate in the 21st-century economy. Educators and business leaders hope the latest approach to address this skills gap, which includes the promise of a free two-year college degree, will take root in a big way
PRECISION ENGINEERING INDUSTRY TO GEAR UP FOR HIGH VALUE-ADDED MANUFACTURING WITH HELP FROM A*STAR-NUS JOINT LAB COLLABORATION A*STAR SIMTech and NUS Faculty of Engineering have launched two joint labs in Natural Fibre Composites and Large Format Machining to boost R&D in manufacturing and support the local industry needs. New scholarships are being provided to develop talent for these labs.
SINGAPORE, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A*STAR SIMTech and NUS Faculty of Engineering have launched two joint labs in Natural Fibre Composites and Large Format Machining to boost R&D in manufacturing and …
MNE is a major annual international conference, devoted to micro and nano fabrication and manufacturing, held in a European country every September. The Conference brings together engineers and scientists from across the world to discuss recent progress and future trends in the fabrication, manufacturing, operation and application of micro and nano-structures and devices. Applications in electronics, photonics, electromechanics, environment and life sciences are also discussed
The European Commission has identified a number of key enabling technologies as being main drivers for developing the European industry sectors until year 2020. These include Micro- and nano-electronics, Photonics, Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology and Advanced manufacturing and processing. Precision engineering plays an important role in addressing and further developing all of these key enabling technologies for the benefit of industry and society
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise Imagine a future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources. This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as a laptop whose casing serves as its battery, or an electric car powered by energy stored in its chassis, or a home where the dry wall and siding store the electricity that runs the lights and appliances
Albany The city’s economic development arm could reap more than $1 million by helping the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering finance its new $191 million hub for renewable energy and clean-technology research, officials said Friday. Under the proposed arrangement, neither the city nor its Capital Resource Corp., would fund construction of the six-story Zero Energy Nanotechnology building planned for the college’s Fuller Road campus.
16 May 2014 Researchers say they have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard. The team from the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering created silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanotube anodes for lithium-ion batteries and found they had over three times as much energy storage capacity as the carbon-based anodes currently being used. We are taking the same material used in kids toys and medical devices and even fast food and using it to create next generation battery materials, said Zachary Favors, the lead author of a published paper on the research
The unique system, installed by Orot Electronic Security, includes panic buttons and tracking capabilities to monitor every person entering the laboratory given the delicate working environment and enable a quick rescue during emergency situations. LogiTag Systems, a leading provider of RFID solutions and high-value inventory management systems, announced today the successful installation of LogiTrack RTLS solution at the Unit for Nano Fabrication at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The clean room laboratory contains state-of-the-art tools, and equipment to enable the Nanotechnology research and application into all fields including cancer research, agriculture, and high-tech
Albany The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is asking the city of Albany to help it finance its new $200 million ZEN building, which the school says will be used to house a 30,000-square-foot high-security data center for the state in addition to Tech Valley High School and other tenants. Officials from the NanoCollege presented an application to the Albany Industrial Development Agency on Thursday asking it to issue $186 million in tax-exempt bonds on its behalf to pay for construction and design costs
Due to their unique properties advanced ceramic technologies play a critical role in the progress of many domains of application, such as environmental, manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, life…….
Last month, vice provost and electrical and computer engineering professor Dmitri Litvinov was awarded the Esther Farfel Award, UHs highest honor for faculty members, for his excellence in teaching, research and service. Litvinov is the 36th recipient of the award which was established in 1979 and comes with a $10,000 cash prize. I knew I was being nominated for the award, but I couldnt believe that I was selected as this years recipient, Litvinov said
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise Guy Genin, PhD, has been named a 2014 Global Scholars Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The award will allow Genin, professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, to conduct research with Changqing Chen, PhD, professor of engineering and director of Tsinghuas Institute for Solid Mechanics.
Yale University researchers have developed a simple method for controlling the doping of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), a chemical process that optimizes the tubes properties. Reported April 29 in Nano Letters, the method could improve the utility of doped CNTs in a number of nanotechnologies and flexible electronics, including CNT-silicon hybrid solar energy cells