Morphing Metamaterial Created using Kirigami Technique

A new metamaterial has been created by engineers from the University of Bristol using and ancient Japanese technique known as Kirigami.Kirigami, in which the cellular metamaterials were based upon, is a Japanese art for that involves cutting and folding paper to obtain a 3D shape. The new technique enables cellular structures to be engineered with precise cuts that create...

Cell Phone Company Claims to Save Battery Power with FM Transmission Harvesting Device

A company recently was awarded a patent with their new technology to harvest unused FM transmissions on cellphones.While cell phones are supposedly ‘wireless’, due to sufficient battery capacity and power-intensive apps, cell phones are all too often tethered to a charger. However, a new company is aiming to increase battery life by integrating an antenna that picks up...

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

A $350 million skyscraper in San Francisco has sunk 16 inches in the last 8 years as well as started to tilt to one side. The Millennium Tower is filled with condos for the rich and famous, with prices ranging above $10 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an independent contractor was hired to determine the extent of...

MIT Creates Battery from Genetically Engineered Virus

By engineering a virus to pick up carbon nanotubes to create and grow the components required to make a battery.Engineers at MIT discovered they can genetically alter viruses to collect materials to create the positive and negative ends of a lithium-ion battery. The new batteries’ characteristics can exact the performance of state of the art rechargeable batteries currently...

The Reason Behind That Bulky Cylinder on Your Charging Cord

Have you ever wondered why there was a bulky cylinder attached to the end of your laptop or mobile device charging cord? These cylinders are also common on keyboard cables as well. Each casing includes what are called ferrite beads, which are used to eliminate energy loss in the cord. They are sometimes called EMI filters or chokes,...

Wooly Mammoths Went Extinct from Lack of Drinking Water

Recent research into the extinction event that killed the last of the wooly mammoths shows that they died from the lack of clean drinking water. The study was conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks by analyzing soil layers and determining the water content and quality of the time of the extinction. The data coincided with the theory that...

NASA Approves Commercial Agency to Return to Moon

Moon Express, a commercial space company, has just become the first company ever to gain approval from the U.S. government to land on the moon. Throughout all of history, Moon Express will still be only the 4th craft to land on the moon, following the U.S., China and the USSR. With the historic approval being granted to the...

The Physics Behind the Analysis of Blood Splatter in Crime Scenes

In terms of forensic investigation, the science behind determining how an attack took place is actually rather complex. When analyzing blood splatter on a wall or material, the forensic analysts have to use a fair amount of physics and calculations to determine the source of a droplet. The end result has to be an accurate enough play by...

Graphene Sheets Clean Water Fast and Effectively

Engineers have just developed a graphene-based bio foam that can filter bodies of water by simply being laid on the surface. The team from Washington University in St. Louis created the bio foam which uses 2 nano cellulose layers to draw water in and filter out any particles or contaminants. The bottom layer contains cellulose and the top layer a...

Porsche’s New Electric Car is Set to Take On Tesla

The Mission E, Porsche’s first fully electric vehicle will be rolling off of production lines in 2020, and Tesla is going to have some serious competition. According to Business Insider, the company plans on hiring 1,400 people to help develop the car into fruition. It is estimated that the Mission E will have a range of 310 miles,...