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80-year-old Mystery in Static Electricity Finally Solved

“The work by Distinguished Professor Bartosz A. Grzybowski was published online and will be included in the October 2022 issue of Nature Physics. Historically, contact electrification (CE) was humanity’s first and only source of electricity up until ca. 18th …

A robot made of sticks

“Devin Carroll, a doctoral candidate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is designing a modular robot called StickBot, which may be adapted for rehabilitation use in global public health settings. In late summer, just as the leaves were …

Astronomers find a “cataclysmic” pair of stars with the shortest orbit yet

“The stars circle each other every 51 minutes, confirming a decades-old prediction. Nearly half the stars in our galaxy are solitary like the sun. The other half comprises stars that circle other stars, in pairs and multiples, with orbits so …

Bioplastics made of bacteria to reduce plastic waste in oceans

“A team of scientists, including Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer, is developing bioplastics to degrade in oceans. Plastic waste poses an urgent problem for our planet’s ecosystems, especially our waterways. Millions of tons of plastic waste enter Earth’s …

Boron Nitride with a Twist Could Lead to New Way to Make Qubits

“Easy control over bright emissions from the crystalline material offer a route toward scalable quantum computing and sensing. Achieving scalability in quantum processors, sensors, and networks requires novel devices that are easily manipulated between two quantum states. A team led …

Computationally Predicting Where the Wear Will Occur in Engines

“A research group has created an analysis method to predict wear and seizure locations in the sliding parts of engine piston pins. The breakthrough will help limit wear and tear on transportation and industrial machinery components and make them more …

Custom Trombone Kazoo Controller for Trombone Champ

“How it works The Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor measures the approximate distance between the main trombone section (bell brace) and the slider brace. It sends this data over USB Serial to the PC running my custom software, which combines this with …

DIY Home Automation Intruder Alarm System!

“In this project I will be showing you how to use the Home Assistant software in order to create an intruder alarm system for your home. The system will basically detect if the door gets opened without permission and then …

DIY Weather Station With ESP32

“Hello! Today we are going to look at this smart weather station I built. The weather station I built measures temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction, and the amount of rain that falls. All the data is collected …

Project  Ello Lc1

Ello Lc1

“World’s thinnest fully standalone DIY computer - 2mm!! I find annoying to see systems claiming “credit card computer” while at the same time being as thick as 50-60 actual credit cards. With this project I wanted to build a something …