Hybrid robot could perform search and rescue missions, research studies and environmental monitoring
People & Society
Out of fascination and need, people have always studied other people. When scientific methods are applied to those observations, the studies help characterize and analyze our behavior, social and political institutions, family and community structures and our economies. Scientific studies of people and society help answer age-old human contemplations.
A new type of tactile sensor can be easily embedded into fabrics, potentially enabling anything in the real world to become an interactive device
In a first of its kind, citizen scientists and researchers created a ninety-minute time-lapse video of the sun's inner corona
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers -- breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.
New work calls into question the longstanding computer science tenet that software can automatically trust hardware sensors, which feed autonomous systems with fundamental data they need to make decisions
Oregon State University scientists and a team of others have discovered that plastic marine debris played a key role in transporting non-native species after the March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
We asked Belinda Pastrana, chief executive officer of Protein Dynamic Solutions, why do some scientists commercialize their research and become entrepreneurs?
We asked Fen Zhao, a National Science Foundation Program Coordinator in the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program, what does a scientist look like?
In this week's episode, we discover a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur and how airline boarding procedures might be making you sick; we explore a compact mass spectrometer for use in the field; and finally, we learn how vertebrate tails actually provide greater speed
University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that accurately measures jaundice in adults using a selfie and an accessory
This is a new type of pipe that can stretch, bend and compress. It's supposed to withstand huge disasters, such as earthquakes and floods
We asked Tom Kurfess, professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, what is the future of manufacturing?
People of color, on average, were consistently exposed to more air pollution than their white non-Hispanic counterparts from 2000 to 2010
Bioengineer Jeff Jacot is working on an idea that could transform the medical approach to infants with complex and sometimes fatal heart defects
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and study of cured-in-place pipe repair, or CIPP, a widely used method for repairing sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes
We asked John Rickford, Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University, what effect does your spoken dialect have in court?
We asked John Rickford, Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University, what is linguistics?
In this interview, director of Georgia Tech's Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) Magnus Egerstedt outlines IRIM's strengths, the global future of robotics and his new project: the robotarium.
When the water along Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is thick and green, it may be a bad day for a swim, but it's an excellent day for University of Rhode Island marine ecologist Carol Thornber