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‘Reverse engineering’ materials for more efficient heating and cooling

A new way to calculate the electrical properties of individual components of composite materials could open a path toward more energy-efficient medical refrigerators, air-conditioned car seats and more

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Nanotechnology: Tiny Particles May Play Big Role in Testing Cancer Drugs

Nanotechnology: Tiny Particles May Play Big Role in Testing Cancer Drugs ~ Avi Schroeder says through nanotechnology, he and his team at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology’s chemical engineering department – have discovered a means through which doctors can customize cancer testing on patients...

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Researchers discover solar energy-driven process makes tailings ponds reclamation instant

Alberta Oil Sands Reclaim ~ Cleaning up oil sands tailings has just gotten a lot greener thanks to a novel technique developed by University of Alberta civil engineering professors that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry.

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New device captures metastasis-associated circulating tumor cell clusters

New device captures metastasis-associated circulating tumor cell clusters - The device is described in a Nature Methods paper that was published online May 18. Among the members of the research team is Fatih Sarioglu, now an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Big Innovations Are Happening in Tiny Packages ~ Entrepreneur visited SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, N.Y., where we spoke with several entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the innovations they are creating in science labs. Check out the short video above to find out what these brilliant minds are up to.

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Biomimicry: Beaks on trains and flipper-like turbines

Since the dawn of time, nature has been working hard, engineering everyone and everything to the highest standards on Earth.

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Quantum dots with impermeable shell used as a powerful tool for “nano-engineering”

Quantum dots used as a powerful tool for “nano-engineering”

from Popular Mechanics

8 Amazing Architects of the Animal Kingdom

A casting of an ant colony showing the intricate architecture below the surface. It is unknown how ants are able to communicate to build such amazing structures.

from PSFK

Instead of using heat to manufacture ceramic products, why not regenerate structures like mollusks do?

Design Movement Builds the Future by Learning from Our Biological Ancestors - http://www.psfk.com/2016/03/design-movement-the-biomimicry-institute-biological-ancestors.html

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Researchers set world record in solar energy efficiency