Fall Equinox 2017 (Northern Hemisphere) Google Doodle

An equinox is the moment in which the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun’s disk, which occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 22 September. On an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. They are not exactly equal, however, due to the … Continue reading “Fall Equinox 2017 (Northern Hemisphere) Google Doodle”

Nanoscale printing breakthrough creates two colours per pixel

Scientists have developed a new form of high-resolution ‘printing’ which could have wide-ranging applications in data storage, anti-counterfeiting measures, and digital imaging. New research from the University of Glasgow, published today (Wednesday 20 September) in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, outlines how engineers have developed nano-scale plasmonic colour filters that display different colours depending on the … Continue reading “Nanoscale printing breakthrough creates two colours per pixel”

HRL Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles

HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. These alloys are very desirable for aircraft and automobile parts and have been among … Continue reading “HRL Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles”

Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced it has set a world record for driving the longest distance ever traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles this month with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity. For … Continue reading “Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge”

Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo, using a tiny robotic arm. Each individual robot is capable of … Continue reading “Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules”