Georgia Tech engineers are testing out novel materials and combinations that would be less disruptive and costly.
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.
At 2015 International CES, NSF-funded small business Sun Innovations demonstrated a special coating that transforms transparent surfaces - such as glass - into futuristic digital displays.
It looks like Fitbit for feet, but it's actually Google for gait, according to Stacy Bamberg, CEO and founder of Veristride.
NSF-funded small business Nexgen Arrays is developing tests for the detection of viruses, including Ebola, Lassa, and Marburg, directly from blood, near the site of patient care.
At International CES 2015, members of the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) demonstrated nanotech-enabled, wearable health and environmental monitoring devices they have developed with NSF support.
A portable device powered by a simple breath can measure lung function and transmit results to your phone. The 3-D printed device is designed to enable people with lung conditions, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to gauge their lung function without having to visit a clinic.
Illuminating the brain and nervous system is one of today's greatest engineering challenges. A new technique called expansion microscopy uses chemicals commonly found in baby diapers to swell mouse brain tissue samples with water to nearly five times the usual size, with little distortion.
Wonyoung Kim, co-founder and CEO of Lion Semiconductor, explained what the technology does at 2015 International CES.
At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Empire Robotics displayed their innovative soft gripper technology by out-competing human challengers with their precision ping pong tossing.
Can you wiggle your ears? If so, you're a prime candidate to try out a new headset from Reach Bionics. The small business has created technology that harnesses EMG signals from ear muscles. The creators demonstrated the device at the 2015 International CES Eureka Park.
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Rehabtek showcased their ankle model that is designed to help children by using interactive games.
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show--CES 14, small business SmarterShade shows one of several possible applications for their window shading technology. Though smart window technology has been around for a while, cheaper and more adaptable options are needed.
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show--CES 14, Innovega demos their contact lens and glasses technology, which allows users to view both objects in the distance and right in front of their face.
The Center for Sustainable Polymers focuses on economical, bio-based sources for plastics
Aimed at getting students excited about computer science, the "Hour of Code" is a global movement that engages millions of young kids. The National Science Foundation discusses involvement in computer science and the "Hour of Code."
EcoATM founder Mark Bowles talks about the high-tech tools needed to turn flip phones and old electronics into a successful commercial enterprise that helps save the environment.
Organs on a chip systems could transform the medical drug pipeline as we know it. Biomedical engineer Ali Khademhosseini explains how he and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are engineering tissues outside of the human body and connecting different "organs" to solve some pressing challenges.
Computer science teachers from across the country tell you what excites them about teaching computer science.
What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility.
MIT roboticist Julie Shah addresses the challenges of cobots.