When Ron Bailey lost his right leg below the knee 10 years ago after a head-on collision, he was fitted with a prosthetic leg and began learning to use it in his daily life as a real estate agent in Federal Way, Wash. For a couple of years after the amputation, Bailey, 66, said the remaining part of his leg shrank, which is common after the surgery.
Considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices is reported today by researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. The new plasmonic material, can be applied to both polymer light-emitting diodes and polymer solar cells, with world-record high performance, through a simple and cheap process.
NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend. Last week, an Italian astronaut almost drowned in his flooded helmet while performing a spacewalk.
Computer graphics and digital video lag behind reality; despite advances, the best software and video cameras still cannot seem to get computer-generated images and digital film to look exactly the way our eyes expect them to.
No computer works as efficiently as the human brain – so much so that building an artificial brain is the goal of many scientists. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich have now made a breakthrough in this direction by understanding how to configure so-called neuromorphic chips to imitate the brain's information processing abilities in real-time.
Precious metal clad gold wire and silver wire offers superior form-ability, ductility, solderability, and design flexibility than plated wire for use in a wide range of electronic connectors and medical devices is available from Anomet Products.
Samtec has announced high-speed edge card sockets that features Edge Rate contacts and a variety of orientations and ruggedizing options for increased design flexibility. Samtec’s Edge Rate contact system increases wear life and minimizes the effects of broadside coupling, which decreases crosstalk for superior signal integrity performance and impedance control.
LMI Technologies has announced the official release of the next generation of the HDI Advance 3D scanning system. This is the first HDI product launch since the acquisition of 3D3 Solutions earlier this year.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles away. MESSENGER, the first probe to orbit Mercury, took a black-and-white image from a distance of 61 million miles as part of a campaign to search for natural satellites of the planet.
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. Earth, which is 898 million miles away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side.
Eight years after their first research partnership, Nanyang Technological University and Rolls-Royce are taking their research alliance to greater heights with a new multi-million dollar collaboration. The centrepiece is the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, which was launched today at a joint investment of S$75 million by NTU, Rolls-Royce and the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore.
Rice University nanotechnology researchers have unveiled a solar-powered sterilization system that could be a boon for more than 2.5 billion people who lack adequate sanitation. The “solar steam” sterilization system uses nanomaterials to convert as much as 80 percent of the energy in sunlight into germ-killing heat.
The age of 3D printing, when every object so created can be personalized, will increase the need for tags to keep track of everything. Happily, the same 3D printing process used to produce an object can simultaneously generate an internal, invisible tag, say scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research.
Nearly a dozen people reported being injured in the last five years while riding the Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death last week, though the most serious injuries appear to be a concussion and muscles strains due to jostling, state records show.
New York City's LaGuardia Airport fully reopened Tuesday, a day after the collapse of a plane's front landing gear sent it skidding along the tarmac and temporarily closed the airport. The nose gear of Southwest Airlines flight 345 arriving from Nashville, Tenn., collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway, officials said.