The University of Washington School of Nursing is harnessing the power of everyday items to turn houses into smart homes--and allowing older adults to live independently, thanks to modern technology
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.
Yobe Inc., a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, is developing software using artificial intelligence that can distinguish a voice in the loudest environments
In some areas--China's Yellow River, for example--huge sediment loads can clog the flow of a river, thereby causing floods
In Washington, D.C., on June 2, 2017 visitors were given a free guided tour of the sky at the 8th annual astronomy festival on the National Mall.
A team of astronomers at The Ohio State University watched a star disappear and possibly become a black hole
A dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work
Research from Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics could expand the color palette for companies in the fast-growing market for glass windows that change color at the flick of an electric switch
Big city crime is nothing new. But the Los Angeles Police Department has a way to stay a step ahead of criminals and efficiently allocate police resources
Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
The Green Bank Telescope studied the relative distribution of silicon isotopes in the Milky Way, revealing that our galaxy may be more efficient at mixing its contents than previously assumed.
CSAIL approach allows robots to learn a wider range of tasks using some basic knowledge and a single demo.
An NSF-funded research team at the University of Oklahoma's Advanced Radar Research Center hopes that their radar simulator can assist researchers and meteorologists in better understanding how debris interacts with deadly tornadoes.
Carnegie-Mellon University assistant professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan talks about how his lab builds infrared cameras to take high-resolution images by studying how light interacts with materials.
Imagine a future in which every home has an appliance that pulls all the water the household needs out of the air, even in dry or desert climates, using only the power of the sun
In the strawberry capital of California, the water source is a confined underground aquifer that is slowly being depleted. How can American growers meet the demand and maximize profits while using the least amount of water? Sounds like an agricultural math problem.
In particle physics, there are many different types of particles, mostly ending with the phrase "-on." Don Lincoln a senior physicist at Fermilab talks about fermions and bosons and what is the key difference between these two particles.
The nonfiction book and its film counterpart "Hidden Figures" revealed the genius behind the American space race in the 1960s: a cohort of black women who, despite segregation and discrimination, applied their genius in math and engineering to help send our rockets and astronauts into space and bring them back safely.
This technology would enable communities to produce their own water filters using biomass nanofibers, making clean water more accessible and affordable
Mathematical understanding begins with the youngest children
Dr. Mac Low at the American Museum of Natural History gives an overview of what we know about dark matter.