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Mechanical engineering

Robot performs first laparoscopic surgery without human help
Published Jan 26, 2022
In four experiments on pig tissues, the robot excelled at suturing two ends of intestine—one of the most intricate and delicate tasks in abdominal surgery
Avian-inspired engineering
Published Winter 2021
The lightweight, adaptable, irregular structure of bird bones could provide a blueprint for better aerospace and automotive materials / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Mechanical engineering
NSF award will help engineers design sustainable plastics
Published Jan 6, 2022
Researchers will develop a process to melt and blend two common but difficult-to-recycle plastic polymers to create new, high-value plastics
Extreme robotics
Deep down below
Published Summer 2021
For almost three decades, Whiting School Professor Louis Whitcomb has developed tools and vehicles that enable oceanographers to explore once-unreachable depths / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Fluid dynamics
Slick studies
Published Summer 2021
At the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Experimental Fluid Dynamics, researchers use science to understand oil spills / Johns Hopkins Magazine
New model more accurately predicts the power of wind farms
Published June 4, 2021
The model could aid in the development of new wind farms or help optimize those already in use
Medical devices
Johns Hopkins develops portable device for rapidly diagnosing STIs
Published May 12, 2021
The low-cost device matches the specificity and sensitivity of current hospital tests, and can detect which strains of disease may become resistant to antibiotics
Prosthetics
Get a grip
Published April 14, 2021
Through neuroimaging, engineers discover that prosthetics that provide haptic sensory feedback lessen the mental energy users expend when using the device
Engineering
Tiny structures generate powerful beams for enhanced optical imaging
Published Jan 19, 2021
Using DNA as a scaffold, engineers create synthetic nanomaterial that could pave the way for rapid and more accurate diagnostic testing from a single molecule
Student life
There's no workspace like home
Published Jan 11, 2021
Christopher Shallal, Parker Treadway, and Mark Shifman have converted their pingpong table room into the manufacturing laboratory of their dreams, complete with metal-working stations, 3D printers, and electronics cabinets