Whether it happens among students in a classroom, or engineers in a laboratory, innovation is a process, a series of steps that begins with imagination, and results in the creation of something of value for society.
Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and more. Much more! Math is not only the most rigorous mental discipline ever invented, it's among the richest, most wide-ranging and most useful. Mathematics is also central to the information revolution. Downloadable music files, DVD movies, digital special effects and secure online credit card transactions, essentially any software application you can think of, owes its existence not just to computers, but to the mathematical algorithms that run on computers.
Particle detected that could supply a missing piece of the cosmic puzzle.
Projectile motion allows hockey players to shoot the puck with a high rate of precision
Bill introduces queueing theory and uses it to design the most efficient check out line.
NSF Science Now series spotlights NSF science and engineering research and discoveries
Researchers on a scientific quest to understand 'the God particle'
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These tiny, flying ‘bots’ could one day help with search and rescue, weather mapping
Decreasing the force of impact by increasing the amount of collision time
Understanding the opposing team's stats and averages is one method of mentally preparing for a hockey game
How binary is the world we live in? Watch this video to find out.
Bill uses a laser pointer and a bucket of glycol to show how fiber optic cables works, and how engineers use them to transmit signals across the ocean.
Check out the range of possibilities the electromagnetic spectrum gives science
A turn on the racetrack can prevent a racecar driver from turning his head at all
Research team analyzes how science informs athletics
Newton's Three Laws of Motion apply to every single movement in the sport of hockey
Extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, are planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Astronomers like Dr. William Welsh at San Diego State University primarily use two methods to detect these distant planets: Doppler and Transit methods.
Timing is everything, especially at the 2012 Summer Olympics where even a millisecond could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Highly engineered safety helmets are an essential part of many olympians' athletic gear
Engineering enables wheelchair athletes to maximize their performance in competition