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Flexible wearable electronics use body heat for energy
In a proof-of-concept study, engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of (...)
[Science daily]

Switchable DNA mini-machines store information
Biomedical engineers have built simple machines out of DNA, consisting of arrays whose units switch reversibly between two different shapes. The arrays' inventors say they could be harnessed to make nanotech sensors or amplifiers. Potentially, they could be combined to form logic gates, the (...)
[Science daily]

The soft 3D-printed robot that could come to the rescue
Engineers at the University of California are working on a soft legged robot.
[BBC News]

The soft 3D-printed robot that could come to the rescue
Engineers at the University of California are working on a soft legged robot.
[BBC]

Five robots that are changing everything
Nasa chief engineer Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu on the robots that are changing the world.
[BBC]

Five robots that are changing everything
Nasa chief engineer Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu on the robots that are changing the world.
[BBC News]

Peter Seaton obituary
My father, Peter Seaton, who has died aged 91, was a senior design engineer who started his career as a shipwright apprentice and went on to work on several landmark defence projects, including the Thunderbird missile and UK-3 satellite. Born in Gillingham, Kent, the son of Henry Seaton, an (...)
[The Guardian]

The future of our cities: Engineers test resilient, intelligent infrastructure
Engineers tested several advanced sensors that can collectively measure strain, temperature, movement and leakage – installed along a 40-foot section of a hazard-resilient pipeline being tested for earthquake fault-rupture performance. The results could have huge consequences for urban planners (...)
[Science daily]

Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design
A researcher has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today’s electronic devices.
[Science daily]

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?
Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our groceries, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it? By Adam Greenfield In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to “optimise” his life (...)
[The Guardian]

App uses smartphone compass to stop voice hacking
Engineers are creating an app to stop voice hacking. The app uses existing smartphone components, including the magnetometer for the phone's compass, to detect when someone's voice is being broadcast on a speaker.
[Science daily]

Engineer unveils new spin on future of transistors with novel design
An engineer has designed a novel computing system made solely from carbon that might one day replace the silicon transistors that power today's electronic devices.
[Science daily]

Tesla fires female engineer who alleged sexual harassment
Lawyer for AJ Vandermeyden says termination was retaliatory after she took lawsuit public, accusing the company of discrimination A female engineer at Tesla who accused the car manufacturer of ignoring her complaints of sexual harassment and paying her less than her male counterparts has been (...)
[The Guardian]

Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google
Anthony Levandowski has declined to testify in the case over self-driving car technology.
[BBC News]

Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google
Anthony Levandowski has declined to testify in the case over self-driving car technology.
[BBC]

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