Engineering Breakthroughs

Rolls-Royce Achieves Major Milestone, Running UltraFan Demonstrator at Full Power

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Rolls-Royce recently crossed a significant milestone in its UltraFan technology demonstrator program, successfully running the innovative powerplant to its total power capacity. The British engineering firm completed initial testing using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), demonstrating the engine's sustainability credentials. The fan boasts advanced features and impressive efficiency...

Non-Invasive Medical Imaging Gets Wearable: MIT’s Ultrasound Patch Measures Bladder Volume Without Gel

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Researchers at MIT have developed a new ultrasound patch that overcomes traditional barriers in ultrasound tech and brings medical imaging out of the lab and into patients' daily lives. The flexible, stamp-sized device sticks to the skin for up to 48 hours and provides high-resolution ultrasound images of...

Neutron Resilience: Engineering Electronics for Fusion Energy Environments

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), in partnership with global entities including CERN and EUROfusion, is embarking on a new project examining how electronics hold up under challenging fusion energy conditions. The Joint European Torus (JET) facility, a leading Fusion research facility, looks like a battleground from the...