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Optimizing recycling of scrap car parts yields big savings
24 Jan 2018
Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could boost recycling rates to over 97%, saving billions spent on new materials and slashing associated greenhouse gas emissions.
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23 Jan 2018
In the University of Nottingham Malaysia, a team of chemical and food engineers from the Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Group are investigating drying and dehydration of various food materials using advance dryers.
Trawling for plastics
08 Jan 2018
The Red Sea has relatively low amounts of floating plastic debris in its surface waters due to fewer sources or faster removal.
08 Jan 2018
Theoretical simulations reveal how small amounts of friction on an object’s surface can trigger drag-reducing eddy currents.
Robot Swarm
01 Jan 2018
Coordinated robot swarms can achieve amazing feats, but even a single faulty unit can have serious consequences.
Brittle Stars inspire new generation robots able to adapt to physical damage
14 Dec 2017
The invention of a robot made to adapt to unexpected physical damage is a significant breakthrough for machines made to function in tough environments.
12 Dec 2017
A design team, affiliated with South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)has once again been recognized for its design excellence in the 2017 Spark Design Awards.
29 Nov 2017
A group of students, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has won the first place at 2017 Future Mobility Idea Competition, hosted by Hyundai Motor Group.
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18 Nov 2017
Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC to premiere on 16–18 October 2018 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre
Professor Yunwoo Jeong’s team
25 Oct 2017
A design team in South Korea has revealed a new self-charging electric bike design concept “Hybrid Module Mobility”.
Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes
16 Oct 2017
Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms.
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05 Oct 2017
The optimum drill geometry for creating deep, narrow holes is determined using a computational model.
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26 Sep 2017
The Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), co-founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Boeing Company (Boeing), enters into a new phase today, with the opening of the newly built centre in Block X of the PolyU campus.
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03 Jul 2017
A new study has revealed how inspiration from owls’ wings could allow aircraft and wind turbines to become quieter.
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29 Jun 2017
Nanoparticles improve the strength of metallic alloys.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
15 Jun 2017
Cars could soon negotiate smart intersections without ever having to stop.
Applied magnetic field lines
13 Jun 2017
Researchers from Tohoku University have been trying to find out how the plasma flow is influenced by its environment via laboratory experiments. And in doing so, have made headway on research towards creating an electrodeless plasma thruster used to propel spacecraft.
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30 May 2017
New spinning method and system for 100% fine worsted yak yarns and fabrics.
Engines fire without smoke
29 May 2017
Car manufacturers could clean up vehicle exhausts using a new model of gasoline combustion developed using experimental data.
25 May 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning three Global Innovation Awards at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2017 (TechConnect World). It is the first time for a Hong Kong higher education institution to receive the award. PolyU is also the only awardee from Hong Kong.
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18 May 2017
A new magnetic system could precisely control the movement of levitating objects for many manufacturing applications.
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08 May 2017
The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel bio-inspired nonlinear anti-vibration system that can significantly reduce vibration in various mechanic systems.
02 May 2017
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)'s nanosatellite was successfully launched on an Atlas V booster aboard the NASA CRS-7 Mission on April 18 at the Kennedy Space Center.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
20 Apr 2017
A new technique for investigating the action of molybdate on carbon steel could lead to safer treatments for protecting metal alloys.

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