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Mechanical engineering

Science+Technology
We all shimmy like these electric fish
Published Oct 26, 2023
Johns Hopkins scientists are the first to demonstrate that a wide range of organisms, even microbes, perform the same pattern of movements in order to sense their surroundings
Mechanical engineering
A new hope in cancer detection
Published Oct 12, 2023
New nanoSABER technology allows clinicians to visualize tumors in their entirety, which could improve cancer imaging and outcomes
Mechanical engineering
New microscopy method holds promise for treating resistant cancers
Published Sept 22, 2023
Approach could help optimize clinical decisions
Design Day
Student engineers empower independence
Published April 28, 2023
On Design Day, mechanical engineering students will present their system allowing blind people to manufacture their own canes. Set for Tuesday, May 2, the annual event showcases students' research and prototypes providing solutions to real-world problems.
Mechanical engineering
The lowdown on lower back pain
Published March 1, 2023
Study investigates the source of back and joint pain with the goal of reverse engineering treatments
The best way to take a pill, according to science
Published Aug 16, 2022
Researchers examining the mechanics of drug dissolution and the natural anatomy of the stomach found that taking a pill while lying on your right side shortens the time it takes for medicine to be absorbed
Sustainability
New project will lay groundwork for open access to massive windfarm simulations
Published July 12, 2022
The creation of a public database will increase accessibility for all users, including academics and engineers who are developing more sustainable energy solutions
Health research
Study reveals kidney cells pump blood
Published May 18, 2022
A new study found that kidney cells pump blood rather than filtering it, aiding in the understanding of kidney physiological function
Engineering
Luke's swing
Published April 25, 2022
Johns Hopkins students design a platform swing that supports the posture and muscle growth of a child with a genetic condition that produces developmental, speech, and attention issues
Engineering
On tap: Less invasive, more precise surgery, performed by a magnetic needle
Published April 22, 2022
Hopkins-led team equips untethered mini-device with ability to tap through tissue using magnetic force