A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. Their company named “Vader System” has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal. Engineering faculty and students of University at Buffalo work closely with this company.
Plants and other photosynthetic organisms use a wide variety of pigments to absorb different wavelengths of light. MIT researchers have now developed a theoretical model to predict the spectrum of light absorbed by aggregates of these pigments, based on their structure. The new model could help guide scientists in designing new types of solar cells … Continue reading “MIT’s new model could help scientists design materials for artificial photosynthesis”
U.S President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address to the American People from Chicago on Tuesday (10th January 2017), returning to the city he calls his hometown and the place where he celebrated his presidential election victories in 2008 and 2012. Barack Obama rose to power as the U.S’s first African American president with message … Continue reading “Obama’s Farewell Address to the American People in Chicago”
There are an estimated 20 million blind and low-vision people in the United States, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. For helping them, a San Diego based startup named Aira has developed a remote assistive technology. It connects the blind with a network of certified agents via wearable smart glasses and an augmented … Continue reading “Aira Visual interpreter for the Blind uses Smart Glasses”
A team of researchers at MIT has designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5 percent, can have a strength 10 times that of steel. In its two-dimensional form, graphene is … Continue reading “Porous, 3-D forms of Graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter”