Technology allows dogs to gather information -- and stay safe -- during search-and-rescue operations
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.
Laser inventor Charles Hard Townes, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, turns 99 on July 28, and an adoring campus is throwing him a long-overdue birthday party.
New cyber-infrastructure system monitors and forecasts where wildfires are headed
Researchers working on technology that may turn your next smartphone into a bomb-sniffing, disease-diagnosing "electronic nose"
Detecting biofilms can better diagnose and treat chronic ear infections
The cure for a serious heart condition could be found with the help of research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
In this episode we learn about Google-glass-type technology for the deaf and how studying tornado debris could help save lives
Bioengineers create new medical bandage for the sensitive skin of newborns and elderly patients.
"Made to order," a phrase that began with the service industry, is now vital to the future of U.S. manufacturing.
Join us as we discuss the challenges and promise of synthetic biology.
Researching the structural behavior of wood-frame buildings exposed to high-force winds to engineer hurricane-proof homes
Polymer solar cells could be cheaper and more efficient than current technology
Opening up the possibility of eliminating surgery in order to replace batteries
Carnegie Mellon researchers demonstrate one of the most advanced autonomous vehicles ever designed.
A team of scientists seeks to provide online access to a wealth of information on environmental radiation levels to help demystify an often misunderstood subject.
Exploring materials that mimic the human skin's ability to heal scratches and cuts
Materials Genome Initiative aims to speed discovery, development and deployment of advanced materials
Advanced materials are essential to human well-being and are the cornerstone for emerging industries. Yet today, it can take ten to twenty years or more from initial research on a new material to first use. That's why in June 2011 President Obama launched the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) "to help businesses discover, develop, and deploy new materials twice as fast" and at a fraction of the cost. The MGI brings together academic institutions, small businesses, large industrial enterprises, professional societies, and government, including the National Science Foundation.
In this week's episode we discover secrets in buried soils. We learn how elephant seals protect their organs when diving. We learn about Amulet- the future in wearable technology and finally we explore the fast-moving Thwaites glacier in Antarctica.
A group of nanoparticles called "GUMBOS" is as varied as their culinary namesake implies, with a wide range of potential applications from cancer therapy to sensors.