Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Mizzou Engineering team discovers method to control sound waves in the fourth dimension

Professor Guoliang Huang and graduate student Hui Chen show off the three-dimensional structure they created to observe audio waves in the fourth dimension. Using a type of material that conducts electricity on the edges while insulating the inside, a Mizzou Engineering team has discovered a way to control sound waves beyond our three-dimensional environment. Guoliang [...]
Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Image of nanotube forest micropillars. The research team is now growing carbon nanotubes in the Advanced Nanostructures Lab. Image captured by Ramakrishna Surya a PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to provide lightweight, flexible materials that could revolutionize the world. In their perfect form, these molecules — which are [...]
New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

New method could use less energy to turn seawater into drinking water

A Mizzou researcher is working on a more energy efficient way to transform seawater into fresh drinking water. There are quintillions of gallons of water in the world’s oceans, but, as the Ancient Mariner lamented in 1798, not a drop to drink. And current processes to extract salt from seawater are expensive and energy intensive. [...]
Giraldo-Londoño Named Inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering

Giraldo-Londoño Named Inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering

Oliver Giraldo-Londoño has been selected as the College of Engineering’s inaugural James W. and Joan M. O’Neill Faculty Scholar in Engineering. Giraldo-Londoño currently is a PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and expects to complete his degree this fall. He received a bachelor’s in civil engineering in 2010 from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, […]

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A […]

LEXO mug manufacturers getting the Burnout

LEXO mug manufacturers getting the Burnout

ThermAvant International — founded by Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bill Ma — recently released another breakthrough product on the portable beverage market. Meet Burnout, the temperature-regulating travel mug guaranteed to quickly cool hot beverages such as coffee or tea to a drinkable zone of 140 degrees Fahrenheit within minutes and keep it there for hours — a quickness and longevity unmatched by competitors.

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