.advertise@offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

.www.offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

Category: Electrical Engineering

Fireflies shed light on the function of mitochondria — ScienceDaily

Tiny factories float inside our cells and provide them with almost all the energy they need: the mitochondria. Their effectiveness decreases when we get older, but also when we face many diseases such as diabetes, cancer or Parkinson’s. This is why scientists are increasingly interested in how they work. At EPFL, a team has developed a protocol to measure their activity live in living animals. Described in Nature Chemical Biology, the method relies on the molecule responsible for the firefly’s…

Implanted Connectors for Prosthetic Legs Outperform Common Sleeve Versions

This article appeared in Electronic Design and has been published here with permission. Electronics for “personal” medical devices is an area of great research interest, especially when the device can be shrunk down to a minuscule size and is easily wearable. Pursuing a well-traveled objective but with a different tactic, a team based at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has gone after the “mechanical” and vibrational signals from the heart and lungs rather than more-common electrocardiogram (EKG or…

Bright areas on Ceres come from salty water below — ScienceDaily

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gave scientists extraordinary close-up views of the dwarf planet Ceres, which lies in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. By the time the mission ended in October 2018, the orbiter had dipped to less than 22 miles (35 kilometers) above the surface, revealing crisp details of the mysterious bright regions Ceres had become known for. Scientists had figured out that the bright areas were deposits made mostly of sodium carbonate — a compound of sodium,…

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments

Smartwatch to track medication levels Credit: Jialun Zhu, Shuyu Lin, and Yichao Zhao (I²BL/UCLA) Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues at Stanford School of Medicine have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be incorporated into a more personalized approach to medicine—where an ideal drug and dosages can be tailored to an individual. A…

Student Wins Best Paper Finalist Award at IEEE Conference

Wenlong Wu won a Best Paper Finalist Award at an IEEE conference. A Mizzou Engineering student’s paper was selected as a finalist for best paper at a top engineering conference last week. What makes it more impressive is that Wenlong Waylon Wu forgot to specify that the paper should have been entered in the student category. Instead, it received high honors among professional-level faculty members and researchers from around the world. “I was very surprised I got this award,” Wu…

Mizzou Engineering Offers Certificates in Neural Engineering

Neural engineering—the study of the brain’s complex circuits—is a growing field leading to major medical breakthroughs. Now, students can tap into the field with certificates in neural engineering at Mizzou Engineering. Satish S Nair “There’s a huge interest in this,” said Satish S Nair, professor of electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). “When Galileo first used the telescope, it launched entire areas of astronomy and astrophysics because it enabled people to get data. What’s happening today is that we’re turning…

Overcome Stray Magnetic Fields with Active Stray-Field Compensation

The electric-vehicle market continues on a serious upswing: Allied Market Research predictsForecasts show it will reach $802.81 billion by 2027, up from $162.34 billion in 2019. Such growth also pushes the need for additional magnetic field sensors within these vehicles for position detection. The sensors are robust enough to withstand a variety of harsh environmental conditions, temperatures, vibrations, and water and dust. However, the accuracy of these sensors may be negatively affected by stray magnetic fields caused by other magnetic…

When Dirac meets frustrated magnetism — ScienceDaily

The fields of condensed matter physics and material science are intimately linked because new physics is often discovered in materials with special arrangements of atoms. Crystals, which have repeating units of atoms in space, can have special patterns which result in exotic physical properties. Particularly exciting are materials which host multiple types of exotic properties because they give scientists the opportunity to study how those properties interact with and influence each other. The combinations can give rise to unexpected phenomena…

Centuries-old artform guides cutting-edge advances in tiny machines

A new generation of micro-robotics inside Evgueni Filipov’s lab at the G.G. Brown Building on North Campus, Ann Arbor Mi. on June 17, 2020. Credit: Robert Coelius/Michigan Engineering Origami principles can unlock the potential of the smallest robots, enhancing speed, agility and control in machines no more than a centimeter in size. University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated that behavioral rules underpinning the Japanese art of folding can expand the capabilities of these machines, creating potential for greater use in…

Hybrid inverter integrates distributed energy resources, supports smart grid function

The hybrid inverter developed by ORNL is an intelligent power electronic inverter platform that can connect locally sited energy resources such as solar panels, energy storage and electric vehicles and interact efficiently with the utility power grid. Credit: Carlos Jones, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed an intelligent power electronic inverter platform that can connect locally sited energy resources such as solar panels, energy storage and electric vehicles and smoothly interact…