University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that accurately measures jaundice in adults using a selfie and an accessory
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.
A smart bandage being co-developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln uses wireless technology to speed up the healing process
How can we test a structural design for earthquake resiliency? We asked Shiling Pei, Colorado School of Mines Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, the answer on this Ask a Scientist
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?
The ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG) device, an ultra-thin magnetic polymer film developed by Nelson Sepúlveda, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, is able to capture the energy generated through movement
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
Interactive Robogami uses simulations and interactive feedback with algorithms for design composition, allowing users to focus on high-level conceptual design
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.
Researchers from University of Washington have developed a system called CovertBand, which illustrates activity information leakage, a privacy issue
The University of Delaware's Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences, funded by the National Science Foundation, engages students from across the U.S. in exploring the frontiers of brain research
We asked Mark Mote, a graduate researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Robotarium, what is coding?
Tzahi Cohen-Karni describes his work to record electrical signals in three dimensions
National Science Foundation-funded researcher Robin Murphy, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, discusses the use of small, unmanned aerial vehicles in supporting disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed a technique that can dramatically improve mobility for millions of people who currently use prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons to walk
For over 30 years, National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers have promoted innovation, helped to maintain America's competitive edge and added billions of dollars to the U.S. economy
DNA analysis reveals "kingpin" genes, master regulators in networks of genes that take up the nitrogen in fertilizer
Cindy Lee Van Dover, the first and only woman to pilot the famous Alvin submarine, talks about why and how she went through the arduous training and some of the things she has seen on the bottom of the ocean