The Rice University lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Rafael Verduzco has developed flexible organic photovoltaics that could be useful where constant, low-power generation is sufficient
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 develop modular robots that can autonomously adapt to changing environments
Bioinspired, energy efficient filtration mechanism to improve water treatment, bio-fluid and crude oil processing
A new liquid gated membranes (LGM) filtration mechanism controls the passage of fluids, gases and particles through membrane pores using a gating liquid to tune and modulate the pores' opening and closing
Lava brew, clones from seed, personal heat patches and Hurricane Maria's landscape legacy
Sleepless in angrytown, greenhouse gas gobblers, handy robot gloves and counting on drones
According to Colorado State University scientists, the status quo of the U.S. pharmaceutical market may soon be turned on its head
The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth, slipping into something solar, wet and dry disease and mucus modifications to save lives
As part of the University of Texas at Austin's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, science teachers from local elementary schools will participate in a seven-week program where they work alongside faculty and graduate students
Columbia engineers have made white paint whiter -- and cooler -- by removing white pigment and inventing a polymer coating, with nano- to microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed and applied like paint
This sustainable agriculture research relies on a unique contribution from humans -- urine.
A recent study shows that in fire ant colonies, a small number of workers does most of the digging
An engineering breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes could help dogs and humans alike!
Researchers have designed and developed a thin, flexible device that wraps around an injured nerve and delivers electrical pulses at selected time points for days before the device harmlessly degrades in the body
Professor Karthik Ramani of Purdue University is joining forces with manufacturers to build virtual factories using augmented reality, so that they can test new labor-saving technologies in the virtual world before installing them in the real world
A team of scientists is developing fundamental computational techniques that will enable the design, implementation and evaluation of robots that encourage social and cognitive growth in children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental challenges.
The world's largest outdoor earthquake simulator, operated by structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego, has received a $16.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the facility to expand its testing capabilities
Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed a kind of bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of damaged nerves
Columbia Engineering researchers have created the first flat lens capable of correctly focusing a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot without the need for any additional elements
Harvard team is advancing soft, wearable robots with embedded sensors for hand and arm rehabilitation
Biologists at Johns Hopkins University grew human retinas from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made