A shoutout to some of my favourites in the Top 100 in Engineering collection:
Mining logical circuits in fungi. In this highly creative paper, the authors investigate whether electrical circuits can be successfully embedded and grown in environmentally sustainable, living biomaterials of fungal origin: mycelium bound composites. #3, Scientific Reports Top 100 in Engineering
Natural quantum reservoir computing for temporal information processing. Here, the authors (re)introduce noise - a traditionally undesirable phenomenon innate to all information processing systems - as a rich computational resource in modified recurrent neural networks (RNNs): the quantum reservoir computing (QRC) framework. #35, Scientific Reports Top 100 in Engineering
A hackable, multi-functional, and modular extrusion 3D printer for soft materials. In this paper, the authors present Printer.HM: a fully open-source extrusion 3D printer, designed to print soft and biological materials. The printer is not only highly customizable and affordable (as all the parts can be 3D printed - in a classic 3D printer this time!), but can also be built and operated by anyone with a basic knowledge of CAD. #30, Scientific Reports Top 100 in Engineering
If you wish to read about the details of the above-mentioned research, or learn more about all things engineering - from wireless neuroperipheral implants, to solar absorption prediction with graphene - from a rigorous scientific source, make sure to check out the whole collection: !
Congratulations to all authors who contributed to these highly valuable research papers!
*Data obtained from SN Insights, which is based on Digital Science's Dimensions.