Study: ‘Fingerprint’ for 3D printer accurate 92% of time

Study: ‘Fingerprint’ for 3D printer accurate 92% of time

University at Buffalo tech can identify machines by their unique 'hot end,' could aid intellectual property, security. Credit: University at Buffalo 3D printing is transforming everything from fashion and health care to transportation and toys. But this rapidly evolving technology, also known as additive manufacturing, can threaten national security and...

Fast mitigation of power grid instability risks

Credit: Pavel Odinev / Skoltech Skoltech scientists in collaboration with researchers from the University of Arizona and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an approach that allows power grids to return to stability fast after demand response perturbation. Their research at the crossroads of demand response, smart grids, and...

New infrastructure approach could save millions

New infrastructure approach could save millions

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Current national strategies for bridge maintenance favor replacement over maintenance. A fairly simple depreciation formula is used, resulting in overly conservative assessments of a bridge's long-term health. In a study published in the American Society of Civil Engineers' Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, researchers from...

Sunlight to solve the world’s clean water crisis

Credit: UniSA’s Future Industries Institute Researchers at UniSA have developed a cost-effective technique that could deliver safe drinking water to millions of vulnerable people using cheap, sustainable materials and sunlight. Less than 3 percent of the world's water is fresh, and due to the pressures of climate change, pollution, and...

Counting pedestrians to make pedestrians count

Counting pedestrians to make pedestrians count

By counting pedestrians in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Associate Professor Andres Sevtsuk has produced a new model of pedestrian flows on street networks that can be used for city planning. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT A key portion of MIT's campus overlaps with Kendall Square, the bustling...

Road building won’t cut congestion or boost the economy

Credit: Clive Stapleton/Shutterstock British politicians, national and local, tend to like investing in roads. The Treasury believes that the Department for Transport's approach to economic analysis is sound, and so is willing to award substantial funds. The department is happy to accept them, as are the civil engineering contractors that...

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