Images taken during a test of APL’s latest lithium-ion battery technology exhibit its inflammable and self-extinguishing qualities. Credit: JHU/APL The unbreakable battery that already operated under extreme conditions now adds unprecedented safety capabilities. A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has realized […]

High-area rapid printing technology prints vertically, using ultraviolet light to cure liquid resin into hardened plastic. Credit: Northwestern University Rapid manufacturing on-demand could make parts-warehousing and expensive molds a thing of the past. Northwestern University researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3D printer that is so big and so fast it […]

Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, and how they interact in wind farms; the research demonstrates a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, and how they interact in wind farms. The research demonstrates […]

An image of one of Renewlogy’s conversion machines. Plastics entering Renewlogy’s system are first shredded, then put through a chemical reformer, where a catalyst degrades their long carbon chains. Roughly 15 to 20 percent of those chains are converted into hydrocarbon gas that Renewlogy recycles to heat the system. Five […]

Researchers have found a way to marry human creativity and artificial intelligence (AI) creativity to dramatically boost the performance of deep learning. A team led by Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair in the area of AI and a professor of systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo, developed a […]

Rodney Weber, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, stands in his lab alongside several consumer-grade 3D printers. Credit: Allison Carter Consumer-grade 3-D printers have grown in popularity in recent years, but the particles emitted from such devices can negatively impact indoor air quality and have […]

A system designed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere enables interconnected smart devices to cooperatively pinpoint their positions in noisy environments where GPS usually fails, which is useful for emerging “localization-of-things” applications. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Connected devices can now share position information, even in noisy, GPS-denied areas. A new […]

Humatics uses radio frequency beacons to track precise points and help robots navigate in places like warehouses and factories. Credit: Humatics Professor’s startup brings millimeter-scale location tracking to factories, ports, and other industrial environments using an interdisciplinary approach to accelerating human-machine collaboration. David Mindell has spent his career defying traditional […]

UMass Amherst researchers develop powerful new memory-compacting system: Introducing ‘mesh,’ memory-saving plug-in to boost phone and computer performance. Applications like web browsers or smartphone apps often use a lot of memory. To address this, a research group co-led by Emery Berger, a professor of computer science at the University of […]