Columbia researchers develop a new method for multi-material SLS 3D printing 

Researchers from Columbia University’s School of Engineering have demonstrated a novel Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing process which allows multiple powders to be sintered in the same print run.  By inverting the laser inside an SLS 3D printer so that it points upwards, and replacing its powder bed box with glass plates, the researchers

Winning the digital transformation race: Three emerging approaches for leading transition

New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City’s Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many organisations to operate remotely, adoption of the latest secure technologies has taken

NYU Tandon researchers use machine learning to expose vulnerability behind 3D printed composites 

Researchers from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering have successfully used Machine Learning (ML) tools to reverse engineer glass and carbon fiber 3D printed components.  By applying ML tools to CT scans of a 3D printed part, the NYU team were effectively able to “steal” the printing toolpaths behind its structural strength, flexibility, and

Researchers publish open-source, lower cost design for 3D printed robot dog

Researchers from The NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Tübingen and Stuttgart, Germany, have designed and 3D printed an open-sourced quadruped robot dog called the ‘Solo 8.’  When compared to the price tag on Boston Dynamics the automated pooch relatively low cost and is easy and

Open-source machine learning tool connects drug targets with adverse reactions

A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Harvard Medical School and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research has created an open-source machine learning tool that identifies proteins associated with drug side effects. The work, published June 18 in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine, offers a new method for developing safer medicines by identifying potential adverse reactions

Coal-burning in Siberia after volcanic eruption led to climate change 250 million years ago

A team of researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) School of Earth and Space Exploration professor Lindy Elkins-Tanton has provided the first ever direct evidence that extensive coal burning in Siberia is a cause of the Permo-Triassic Extinction, the Earth’s most severe extinction event. The results of their study have been recently published in

Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique

Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a color change when the virus is present. The test does not require the use

Scientists from Binghamton University 3D print reconfigurable liquid metal lattice

Scientists from Binghamton University’s Watson School of Engineering have used 3D printing to produce a reconfigurable liquid metal lattice hand. Created by combining liquid metal with a 3D printed shell skeleton, the metal appendage would not look out of place as part of the shape-shifting T-1000 terminator. The novel hybrid manufacturing approach integrates 3D printing,

Largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth

In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth. A team of volcanologists and ocean explorers used several lines of evidence to determine Pūhāhonu, a volcano within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument now holds

Finding leukemia’s weakness using genome-wide CRISPR technology

A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used CRISPR technology to identify key regulators of aggressive chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that remains difficult to treat and is marked by frequent relapse. “We used CRISPR technology to carry out a genome-wide screen in