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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.
Researchers lay the groundwork for high resolution "heat maps" to protect residents and improve city planning
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering have described for the first time several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials
Researchers have developed a new and improved snake-inspired soft robot that is faster and more precise than its predecessor
Take a peek at Sentry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's state-of-the-art Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Supported by the National Science Foundation, it's capable of exploring the ocean and seafloor to depths of 19,000 feet while untethered
Cornell University researchers have discovered a relatively simple, low-cost method that allows autonomous cars to detect 3D objects with high accuracy
University of Washington researchers have led the development of Project Sidewalk, an online crowdsourcing game that lets anyone with an internet connection use Google Street View to virtually explore neighborhoods and label curb ramps, missing or rough sidewalks, obstacles and more
ROV Jason is Woods Hole's state of the art Remotely Operated Vehicle. Supported by the National Science Foundation and equipped with sonars, video and still imaging systems and sampling capabilities, Jason can investigate the deep ocean and seafloor.
Scientists have created a periodic table of droplet motions, inspired in part by parallels between the symmetries of atomic orbitals, which determine elements' positions on the classic periodic table, and the energies that determine droplet shapes
A new learning system developed by MIT researchers improves robots' abilities to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids
This is the HOV Alvin... the Navy's Human Occupied Vehicle, supported by the National Science Foundation
Intelligent machines are here, but do humans trust them? And how can that even be measured?
With funding from the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), researchers at the University of Washington have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have used computationally controlled knitting machines to create plush toys and other knitted objects that are actuated by tendons
Research at Carnegie Mellon University around drinking water systems has helped improve the water quality of Pittsburgh's Monongahela River
The VarSys Lab in Virginia Tech's Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering explores computer variance in large-scale computing system
Using graphics processing chips designed for gaming applications and software that runs on ordinary web browsers, researchers have moved this modeling of the deadly spiral wave heart arrhythmias to less costly computers -- even high-end smartphones
AI-boosted birdbot, greater tomaters, battery anatomy and the evolutionary pursuit of carbs
Purdue University engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking neurotransmitter spikes of glutamate, a chemical known to cause migraines after spinal cord injuries
The National Science Foundation-supported Project SMILES (Student-Made Interactive Learning with Educational Songs in introductory statistics) engages college students with a collection of 28 interactive songs