Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey are developing a device that destroys anthrax and other deadly bacteria. The device emits ultraviolet rays that oxidize bacteria. "It works the way hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria in a wound," says George Kofiatis, head of the Institute's Center for Environmental En-gineering. He indicates that the device attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Postal Service. For more information, call (201) 216-5000 or visit the Institute's website at www.stevens-tech.edu.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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