Category Archives: Tech/Biz

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

It’s a quintessential cranberry scene: Thigh-deep in a flooded bog full of millions of floating berries, two farmers extol the merits of products made from the tart red fruit. Most…

A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products

Researchers in Japan have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. Researchers in Japan have proposed a more efficient method to reduce radioactive waste. The study involves converting…

Robots to the Rescue: ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge Autumn 2017

The latest ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge public demonstration featured practical applications, with fire fighters taking part and more integrated robots capable of complex tasks. Tohoku University hosted the autumn installment…

Engineers 3-D print a “living tattoo”

New technique 3-D prints programmed cells into living devices for first time. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made…

Less is more to produce top-notch 2D materials

A simple technique for mass producing ultrathin, high-quality molybdenum trioxide nanosheets could lead to next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices. Molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) has potential as an important two-dimensional (2D) material,…

New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts

New design may open new opportunities for 3-D-printing technology. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial…

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

System could pore through millions of research papers to extract “recipes” for producing materials. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a…

Putting some skin in the microfluidics game

Rapid analysis of synthetic, animal, or human skin is now possible with an on-chip replacement for conventional screening methods. When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the…

Cutting datasets down to size

A powerful statistical tool could significantly reduce the burden of analysing very large datasets. By exploiting the power of high-performance computing, a new statistical tool has been developed by KAUST…

Team HAKUTO and the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Professor Kazuya Yoshida and HAKUTO members prepare for the final push to land a rover on the moon in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. Ten years ago, the Google Lunar…