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  • New method analyzes corn kernel characteristics

    An ear of corn averages about 800 kernels. A traditional field method to estimate the number of kernels on the ear is to manually count the number of rows and multiply by the number of kernels in one length of the ear. With the help of a new imaging machine developed at the University of Illinois breeders can learn the number of kernels per ear, plus a lot more information than can be manually observed. […]

  • Optically tunable microwave antennas for 5G applications

    Multiband tunable antennas are a critical part of many communication and radar systems. New research by engineers at the University of Bristol has shown significant advances in antennas by using optically induced plasmas in silicon to tune both radiation patterns and operation frequency. […]

  • Research could 'untangle' vexing problem in computer-simulation technology

    The computer simulations used to design, optimize, test or control a vast range of objects and products in our daily lives are underpinned by finite element methods. […]

  • Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric

    Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. The circuits were made with cheap, safe and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional inkjet printing techniques. […]

  • Fluidic transistor ushers the age of liquid computers

    Transistors, those tiny electrical switches that process signals and data, are the brain power behind every electronic device – from laptops and smartphones to your digital thermostat. As they continue to shrink in size, computers have become smaller, more powerful, and more pervasive. However, as we look to build squishy, human-friendly machines that have the look and feel of soft natural organisms, we need to look beyond the rigid materials used to create electrical switches and circuits. […]

  • New techniques for removing carbon from the atmosphere

    Of the approximately two dozen medical CT scanners scattered throughout Stanford's main campus and medical centers, two can be found nestled in basement labs of the Green Earth Sciences Buildings. […]

  • Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees

    New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The results could assist device manufacturers and clinicians expand the utility of these important devices, and could help researchers develop smarter controllers that adapt to real-world demands. […]

  • VR display technique saves the stomach by exploiting the eye's limits

    An investigation into a way to provide a virtual reality experience that appears both visually sharp and quick has uncovered interesting findings, giving promise to the holy grail of non-queasy VR. […]

  • Scientists write 'traps' for light with tiny ink droplets

    A microscopic 'pen' that is able to write structures small enough to trap and harness light using a commercially available printing technique could be used for sensing, biotechnology, lasers, and studying the interaction between light and matter. […]

  • New simple method determines rate at which we burn calories walking up, down, flat

    When military strategists plan a mission, one of many factors is the toll it takes on the Army's foot soldiers. […]

  • Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed bridge'

    Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists. […]

  • Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

    If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb—or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet—it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp. […]

  • Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 degrees Celsius

    A ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 degrees Celsius (1,673 Kelvin) can transfer high temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems. […]

  • A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ring

    Wearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applications in detecting threats that are external to the body. Researchers now report in ACS Sensors a first-of-its kind device that can do just that. And to stay fashionable, they've designed it as a ring. […]

  • Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flight

    The albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a single day, with just an occasional flap of its wings. The birds use their formidable wingspans, measuring up to 11 feet across, to catch and ride the wind. […]

  • Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract

    Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract. […]

  • Ingestible devices sense movement and ingestion in the stomach, harness power from GI tract movement

    A multi-disciplinary team co-led by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT has developed flexible sensors with the capacity to sense movement and ingestion in the stomach. […]

  • Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planes

    Boeing is beefing up its investments in autonomous and electric hybrid planes in anticipation that aviation could be primed for as much disruption as virtually every other sector. […]

  • Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing

    Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being. […]

  • Team builds flexible new platform for high-performance electronics

    A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has created the most functional flexible transistor in the world—and with it, a fast, simple and inexpensive fabrication process that's easily scalable to the commercial level. […]

 

  • Endeavour Awards: Getting ahead of the pack

    Manufacturers’ Monthly caught up with Nicky Guenther and Holger Salow, directors and senior engineers from Yumarr Automation, to find out their thoughts on the growing demand for better and safer solutions with automation. With more than 15 years’ experience in the application of laser scanners, radars and 3D cameras at the manufacturers level, Yumarr is … Continue reading Endeavour Awards: Getting ahead of the pack → The post Endeavour Awards: Getting ahead of the pack appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly. […]

  • Australian Made, AuMake to tap into Chinese market

    Australian Made has entered into a strategic alliance with the AuMake International, which will promote Australian manufactured goods to the Chinese supply chain. The alliance will establish a relationship whereby AuMake the Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) can proactively promote the benefits of each organisations, tapping into the daigou and Chinese tourist markets. After detailed analysis … Continue reading Australian Made, AuMake to tap into Chinese market → The post Australian Made, AuMake to tap into Chinese market appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly. […]

  • $100m med manufacturing facility to support hundreds of jobs in Western Sydney

    Last week, Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair visited a new $100 million complementary medicine manufacturing facility, which will support up to 420 jobs in Western Sydney. Vitex Pharmaceuticals, has invested in the new state-of-the-art 26,000 sqm production base at Eastern Creek. “This $100 million investment is a massive vote of confidence in the … Continue reading $100m med manufacturing facility to support hundreds of jobs in Western Sydney → The post $100m med manufacturing facility to support hundreds of jobs in Western Sydney appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly. […]

  • Hub to enhance Australia’s industries via R&D

    Monash University has launched a research hub that aims to enhance productiveness and competiveness of Australian industries, particularly those in the supply chain from raw materials to manufacturing. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology (CPT) represents significant research into particle science and technology. It aims to develop and apply advanced … Continue reading Hub to enhance Australia’s industries via R&D → The post Hub to enhance Australia’s industries via R&D appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly. […]

  • AME Systems selected for $20m LAND 400 project

    AME Systems has been selected to manufacture electrical wiring harnesses for the AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle as part of a proposed Land 400 project worth more than $20 million. BAE Systems Australia and Patria have offered the AMV35 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle as part of their bid for LAND 400 Phase 2 – to replace the … Continue reading AME Systems selected for $20m LAND 400 project → The post AME Systems selected for $20m LAND 400 project appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly. […]

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