Technology & Engineering

Technology and Engineering bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems—technology—to solve societal problems. Technological and engineering innovations then return the favor by affecting human—as well as other animal species'—the ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.

Water-wise sensor

Water-wise sensor

A computer engineer has developed a technology to help farmers boost yields and conserve water

NSF Science Now: Episode 22

NSF Science Now: Episode 22

In this week's episode we discover hidden dangers in crib mattresses. We learn about a new stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring devices. We study the dynamics of deep Earth and finally we explore Antarctic ice sheets from above.

Quantum computers animated

Quantum computers animated

Theoretical physicists describe how things are different in the Quantum World and how that can lead to powerful quantum computers

Improving nanostructures

Improving nanostructures

Research paves the way for computers and other devices that have more capacity, higher speed and cost less to operate

Solar-powered color

Solar-powered color

Colored, see-through solar cells could enable 'stained' glass windows, decorative panels and even shade that makes electricity

Welcome to Synberc

Welcome to Synberc

Synberc is a major U.S. effort to make biology safer and easier to engineer

Producing energy from ocean waves

Producing energy from ocean waves

A research team have developed a "wave carpet" which can extract the energy of ocean waves and turn it into electricity and freshwater for households and cities

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

What makes a superhero a superhero? Learn about how some real-life superheroes at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are using their special powers to save people and make their lives better everyday.