New Concrete Materials Proven Superior to Earlier Technologies

To date, the most effective way to engineer strong concrete has been to use steel bars, often called rebar, to shore up the structure when the concrete is poured. From simple driveways to buildings and the roads we drive on, this is the way that concrete is made. However, this method does have its drawbacks,… Read more »

Innovative Optical Device Creates Wealth of Application Opportunities for Engineers

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you can clearly hear someone whispering from the other side of the room, while other times you can’t hear them at all? This mystery is typically due to the actual shape of the room you’re in and the way that the shape helps conduct sound. This mystery in part… Read more »

Six Android Apps Every Engineer Should Install

We recently covered engineering apps that are available on the iPhone platform and now it’s time to take a look to see what’s available for those who prefer the Android platform. While much of the focus for engineering apps is on the iOS platform, you may be surprised at all of the new apps that… Read more »

New Technology Provides Solutions to Create Smooth Surfaces on Materials

As our reliance on our mobile devices grows, so grows our need for faster communication. A team of researchers recently announced that they have developed a new technique that will allow curved surfaces to appear flat to antennas. This means that instead of bouncing around on surfaces, radio waves could travel in a much faster… Read more »

Micro-Robot Advancement – Where is it headed?

When we think of robots small enough to function inside the human body, the first thing that usually comes to mind is science fiction and a great deal of unease. As science continues to make pioneering jumps in the field of medical science, it’s becoming clear that such a possibility is real and it may… Read more »

Innovative Modelling Technique Leaves Expensive Prototyping a Thing of the Past

A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A journal indicates that prototype modeling may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers from the University of Bristol are currently working on a new modeling technique that has the potential to completely reshape the way we build engines and other complicated parts…. Read more »

New Energy Conservation Principle Equals Increased Engine Efficiency

As the focus shifts towards creating fuel efficient vehicles and lessening our dependence on fossil fuels, much of the attention has been towards creating hybrid vehicles that use alternative fuels. While this is certainly producing vehicles with better gas mileage and longer ranges of efficacy, there are still some downsides to battery powered vehicles. This… Read more »

SoloPoint Attends The SLAS Conference

On Jan. 21, 2014, SoloPoint Solutions kick started this year’s line of events by attending the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Conference and Exhibition. This conference is a five-day event held at the San Diego Convention Center where the latest technology in science and automation gets displayed. The SoloPoint team got to see exhibits… Read more »

Could Exoskeleton Technology Offer New Mobility, Treatment Options for the Elderly?

The baby boomer generation was like none other before it or after it, but there are also a few complications that this enormous generation is going to have to face over the next few years. The baby boomers are aging and this means that there is an enormous demand for nursing and skilled care facilities… Read more »

Engineers Design Biomedical Sensors and Spacesuit Tools for Astronauts

A new research project announced recently that they are working on developing tools to assist astronauts as they explore space. The study, spearheaded by a $750,000 grant from NASA, took over three years and was a combined effort of the College of Engineering’s electrical and computer engineering department, the Electronic Design Laboratory and the College… Read more »