3D-printed smart sensors could save lives

3D-printed smart sensors could save lives
Posted: Jul 23, 2017 (Nanowerk News) In an emergency, early warning is key to escaping from a hazard, such as a forest fire or a chemical leak. Motivated to improve on safety, a team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is using 3D printing to develop a cheap, reliable system to signal danger1. Existing early warning systems rely on satellite monitoring, watch towers or expensive fixed sensors. The system, devel…
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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
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Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins

Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins
New York and Washington are separated by some 330 kilometers (200 miles)—currently a two hours 45 minute journey by train or one hour 15 minutes flying US entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he'd received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual "hyperloop" system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic…
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Novel 3-d printing process strengthens parts by 275 percent

Novel 3-d printing process strengthens parts by 275 percent
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3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelves

3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelves
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 (Nanowerk News) Cheap, plastic toys--no manufacturer necessary. The 2020 toy and game market is projected to be $135 billion, and 3-D printing brings those profits home. People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing--making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online reposi…
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Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials

Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials
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Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
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Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions

Simulation reveals universal signature of chaos in ultracold reactions
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Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis

Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
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Enhanced oil recovery method developed

Enhanced oil recovery method developed
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