MIT develops new way to clear Pollutants from Water

A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to clear pollutants from water, even when present in extremely low concentrations. When it comes to removing very dilute concentrations of pollutants from water, existing separation methods tend to be energy- and chemical-intensive. Now, a new method developed at MIT could provide a selective alternative … Continue reading “MIT develops new way to clear Pollutants from Water”

Internet of things (IoT) sensors could connect via ambient radio waves

Internet of things (IoT) systems usually link networks of sensors via radio, but radios demand battery power thus limiting usability. Disney Research has determined that one solution may be to get rid of the radios all together and communicate via the ambient radio waves from TV, radio and cell phones. The Disney Researchers devised an … Continue reading “Internet of things (IoT) sensors could connect via ambient radio waves”

NVBOTS is making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t fully automated the way your office’s inkjet is. With paper printers, users queue documents from a computer, and each finished sheet drops neatly into a tray, waiting to be collected. With commercial 3-D printers, however, designs are manually … Continue reading “NVBOTS is making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper”

3D-printing Bricks using Moondust and Sun’s Heat.

Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight. This ESA project took place at the DLR German Aerospace Center facility, with a 3D printer table attached to a solar furnace, baking successive 0.1 mm layers of moondust at a temperature of 1000°C. A 20 x 10 x 3 cm brick for … Continue reading “3D-printing Bricks using Moondust and Sun’s Heat.”

Hands with Eyes – Hand that Sees offers new hope to amputees

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like a real hand – are to be trialled for the first time. Led by biomedical engineers at Newcastle University , the bionic hand is fitted with a camera which instantaneously takes a picture of … Continue reading “Hands with Eyes – Hand that Sees offers new hope to amputees”