Groundbreaking effort for health care to help doctors diagnose and treat chronic diseases more quickly and accurately
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.
Engineers are designing new transparent solar panels that could be retrofit to existing glass-covered buildings
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan explore the zoolophone - a 3-D printed metallophone with playful animal shapes - and how it was created by optimizing shapes to control sound.
Center for Nanotechnology in Society dedicated to helping the public become a voice in nano and other emerging technologies
Clouds play a crucial part in regulating climate, but precious little is actually known about clouds' inner workings and their role on Earth.
With so much of our information now stored or processed in the cloud, how can we make sure our data is safe from unauthorized access?
Center for Integrated Access Networks tackles bandwidth challenge to bring 3-D holograms to your living room
In this super science EXTRA, Charlie and Jordan talk about solar panels and the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami.
Multidisciplinary collaboration key to developing new materials that can mimic the movement of living things
In this week's episode, we examine tunable prosthetics, explore origami engineering and duck-billed dinosaurs, and discover how king crabs are migrating to the warming seas off the Antarctic Peninsula. Check it out!
Mehdi Kalantari Khandani at the University of Maryland has created a sensor system that constantly monitors different types of stresses on bridge structures and, when it detects anything unusual, alerts those who need to know.
University of Michigan (UM) engineers, in collaboration with the UM Medical School, have developed a new affordable tool technology which will make performing minimally invasive surgery easier for surgeons.
The physics of the butterfly's 'sipper' is inspiring materials scientists to create a human-made version for wide-ranging applications
In this Super Science EXTRA, Jordan and Charlie investigate man-made rough, yet slippery, surfaces.
Slow landslides in permafrost slide downhill on mountain slopes in the Brooks Range of Alaska.
The PlanIT Impact app ties together open data with 3D modeling tools to give designers a clearer picture of the resources their project will use--things like storm-water impact, water and energy usage, and greenhouse gas emissions--while they are in the design phase.
This video explains the proposed task to optimize genetic engineering for increased lipid production in green algae. From a successful transformation, biofuel production is the next step.
Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Center tackles the 'terawatt challenge,' looking for game changers in photovoltaics
In this episode, Charlie and Jordan chat about rare nautiluses, how to fold a shell and girls in computer science classes.
Watch a sketch break out of the 2-D plane and appear 3-D.