3D Printing of Multi-materials Now Possible!

From black and white to color printing advancements in printing technology has not stopped. Today, 3D printing technology has become common but it is not so common for the Washington State University Research team to have used 3D printing technology for a one-step process in order to print structures made up of different materials. This advancement can help manufacturers the seven steps of manufacturing and just make use of one

Scientists Develop New Way to Fabricate Nanoribbons

An international team of researchers have developed another method which is a unique growth mechanism which develops nanoscopic semiconductor ribbons which are just a few atom thick. The research team has fabricated MoS2 nanoribbons through a growth mechanism known as vapor liquid solid via a chemical vapor deposition process. In Chemical vapor deposition solid material is deposited from a vapor by a chemical reaction which occurs in the vicinity of

Bioengineering to Gather Pace with Use of New Machine Learning Technique

Berkeley Lab scientists from the Department of Energy have come up with a new way to employ machine learning for significantly accelerating the design of biofuel-producing microbes. Metabolites and proteins in a microbial pathway that produces biofuel are shed light upon with abundant data at the start of a computer algorithm. However, no information about the pathway’s working is provided. Nevertheless, the algorithm used data from earlier experiments to learn

Engineers at MIT Develop Pressure Sensing Photonic Fibres for Treating Venous Ulcers

People who suffer from conditions in which veins have a problem in returning blood from the lower extremities as well as those who suffer from venous ulcers are given a compression therapy. The affected limb of the patient is wrapped tightly with compression bandages and stockings so as to stimulate the flow of blood. However, there is no clear way to determine whether the band is which has been applied

Learning Communication between Cells to Assist in Precisely Attacking Diseases

Understanding the way in which human cells communicate is expected to give rise to new treatments for autoimmune disorders and cancer, reveals a revolutionary lab-on-a-chip technology. Insights about individual cell behavior unheard of before are offered by the technology developed by Australian-Swiss researchers. A miniature biosensor was built by a joint force of researchers from Lausanne’s Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and RMIT University.

High-speed Electronics to Process Info Faster Using Improved Material from Tellurium

Derived from tellurium, a rare element, a new two-dimensional material has been discovered by researchers from Purdue University. This material is said to improve current-carrying transistors all the way through a computer chip. It has been added to a list of two-dimensional, tremendously thin materials that engineers have employed to enhance transistors’ operation speed. This enables the facility of processing information faster in infrared sensors and other defense technologies and

Microwave Technology Made Better and Cheaper with Silicon Discovery

Using affordable silicon, researchers have discovered a way to generate microwaves with the help of powerful supercomputers. For self-driving automobiles, this breakthrough could come out as a boon as it substantially improves devices and reduces costs. Several years ago, University of Waterloo engineering professor, C.R. Selvakumar had already proposed this concept. Selvakumar said it was deemed impossible until now. Silicon is researched to be the second-most abundant substance available on

Tiny Valves Enable Individual Nanoparticles in Liquids to Sort and Separate

ETH Zurich researchers have recently developed nanovalves that allow control of individual nanoparticles’ flow in liquids. This control is enabled in tiny channels. Tiny valves developed by the researchers allow sorting and separation of the nanoparticles in liquids. The research could find interest in biomedicine, materials science, and other lab-on-a-chip applications. A wide scope of tiny particles, which include antibodies and other larger biomolecules, liposomes, virus particles, and semiconductor and

Development of Complex Biological Tissues with Help of New 3D Printer

An advancement brought about by a team from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is considered to be a part of the progress toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues that could be employed in surgeries such as transplants. With a view to allow therapeutic biomaterials to be built from multiple materials, a specially adapted 3D printer has been developed by the scientists. Findings of the study have been put

Cresol-based Solvents make Carbon Nanotubes as Usable as Common Plastics

Jiaxing Huang of Northwestern University has come up with a new technique to prepare disperse carbon nanotubes at unusually higher concentrations with the use of a simple, already mass produced, and inexpensive solvent called cresol. Interestingly, Huang found no need to use harsh chemical reactions or additives for modifying the nanotubes. Surprisingly, Huang also discovered that with increase in the concentrations of nanotubes, the material transitioned to a thick paste