A team led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with a $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation, is working to develop a system to help researchers better understand brain activity in an online tutoring environment that supports mathematics learning
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.
How does resolution factor into computational models? Marsha Berger, a professor at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution
A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have made a fundamental biological discovery that explains the structure of the nuclear envelope
A Big-Data analysis of patient records at Vanderbilt University has found a link specifically between Celebrex and heart valve calcification
A team of scientists at the University of Vermont and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have developed ground-penetrating radar technology, which aims to reveal what's beneath streets
In this week's episode, we explore 3D technology to look inside capillaries; learn about a new species of dinosaur with a heart-shaped tail; and, finally, we examine a new kind of thinking cap for online learning
The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, or RiSE Center, at the University of Maine connects with educators statewide, at all levels, to advance innovative and engaging hands-on teaching and learning
How can data visualization and analysis help identify a dream job? Katy Borner, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science at Indiana University, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Computer science team lights up faster, more secure data transmission to meet future demands
Carbon dioxide converted into cost-competitive fuels and chemicals? National Science Foundation-funded engineer Etosha Cave and her team at Opus 12 have developed technology to do just that, in the size of a small suitcase
Using drones and dummies, an interdisciplinary team of National Science Foundation-funded mathematicians and engineers is tracking how objects move in real-world water environments
The National Science Foundation recognizes our very own Black History makers -- advancing science and impacting their communities in outstanding ways
Osteoarthritis breakthrough, plant gene treasure, sign language translator and copper-based organic LEDs
Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate
Center for Biomechanical and Rehabilitation Engineering lab inspires STEM careers by focusing students on helping the elderly
What is neuroethics? Tim Brown, doctoral candidate and research assistant at University of Washington's Center for Neurotechnology, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
Michigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo
Vikram Iyer, doctoral student in the University of Washington's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, demonstrates 3D printed devices that can track and store information about their use without using batteries or electronics
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