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Article ID: 699164

Olin College Named one of Nation's Top Colleges by Princeton Review

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s top colleges, and recognized among the top institutions in academic rigor and student satisfaction.

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Article ID: 699153

Olin College Professor Selected to Participate in NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin College Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jeff Dusek is one of eighty-four engineers selected to participate in National Academy of Engineering’s 24th Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

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Article ID: 699124

Novel Sensors Could Enable Smarter Textiles

University of Delaware

A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of a finger to being driven over by a forklift. And it’s comfortable to boot!

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Article ID: 699123

ICARUS neutrino detector installed in new Fermilab home

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

For four years, three laboratories on two continents have prepared the ICARUS particle detector to capture the interactions of mysterious particles called neutrinos at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, ICARUS moved into its new Fermilab home, a recently completed building that houses the large, 20-meter-long neutrino hunter. Filled with 760 tons of liquid argon, it is one of the largest detectors of its kind in the world.

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Article ID: 698833

Twisted Electronics Open the Door to Tunable 2D Materials

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University researchers report an advance that may revolutionize the field of 2D materials such as graphene: a “twistronic” device whose characteristics can be varied by simply varying the angle between two different 2D layers placed on top of one another. The device provides unprecedented control over the angular orientation in twisted-layer devices, and enables researchers to study the effects of twist angle on electronic, optical, and mechanical properties in a single device.

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Article ID: 699014

More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and Robots) Show

Georgia Institute of Technology

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other’s way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt.

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Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy in the World Engineered at Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia’s materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It’s 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in the same class as diamond and sapphire, nature’s most wear-resistant materials.

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Article ID: 699084

New manufacturing technique could improve common problem in printing technology

Binghamton University, State University of New York

A new manufacturing technique developed by researchers from Binghamton University, State University at New York may be able to avoid the “coffee ring” effect that plagues inkjet printers.

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Article ID: 699025

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

Georgia Institute of Technology

Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models while protecting the stem cells from immune reactions that usually weaken or destroy them.

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