Cornell researchers have discovered a relatively simple, low-cost method that allows autonomous cars to detect 3D objects with high accuracy
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 have developed a highly compact, portable camera that can image polarization in a single shot
Professor Jessica Zhang discusses the interdisciplinary nature of the Bioengineered Organs Imitative and how her research in mechanical engineering can contribute to the initiative.
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water
Rugged roach bots, squishy storage solutions, planting solar and Teflon-tested landings. It's "4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week."
Purdue University researchers have developed an augmented reality framework enabling average users to easily and visually program robots to perform real-world tasks
Scientists have developed modular robots that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes in order to perform various tasks -- bringing the vision of adaptive, multipurpose robots nearer to reality
Scientists are leading a collaborative research effort funded by the NSF to investigate the performance of hybrid sliding-rocking columns, which provide the same support as conventional bridge infrastructure columns but are more earthquake-resistant
A team of researchers encoded their specialized knowledge into the computer game Foldit to enable citizen scientists to successfully design synthetic proteins for the first time
A multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes, where most damage typically occurs from charging them repeatedly
Designing new prosthetic limbs and fitting them to patients is a slow, trial-and-error endeavor. Stanford researchers have developed a tool, called a prosthetic emulator, that could dramatically speed up the process
University of Washington researchers have developed a novel solution to reduce the force of an impact
Researchers aim to give DBS patients more control, fewer side effects
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are engaged in fieldwork across the globe, advancing knowledge of the natural world and developing solutions to global challenges
The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like
A spray-on coating developed by University of Michigan researchers causes ice to fall away from large surfaces with just the force of a light breeze, or often from the weight of the ice itself
Intelligent machines are here, but do humans trust them? And how can that even be measured?
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
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
Bryan Parno of Carnegie Mellon University investigates long-term, fundamental improvements in how to design and build secure systems