David Cappelleri and his Purdue team have developed micro-robots millionths of a meter in size -- smaller than the head of a pin -- to aid drug delivery in the body
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.
Researcher Bruce Jayne at the University of Cincinnati unlocks the mechanics of the rectilinear locomotion of snakes
What is neuroplasticity? Sherry Benton, CEO and Founder of TAO Connect, answers the question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
These University of California, Los Angeles, structural engineers are using downtown Los Angeles as a testbed to broaden the design of earthquake-resistant buildings to earthquake-resilient communities
Vanderbilt University students and faculty are helping preserve an important part of Nashville's musical history.
Armed with a small antenna, scientists make a giant discovery: Evidence of the first light from some of the first stars in the universe
What's the difference between thermoplastics and thermoset plastics? Philip Taynton, founder of Mallinda, answers your question in this edition of Ask a Scientist
A team funded by the National Science Foundation demonstrated that -- if controlled effectively - driverless cars are able to reduce stop-and-go waves that can arise in normal traffic patterns
Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, or EMILY, is called into action by lifeguards and emergency response teams around the world for water rescues
Northeastern Professor Marilyn Minus wants to make the strongest fibers the world has ever known -- at low cost -- for light-weight bullet-proof armor, wide-body jets, sports gear and more.
The Museum of Science's Megan Litwhiler tells the story of Jessica Winter's invention of a powerful nanotech cancer diagnostic tool, her struggle to scale-up production with help from key allies and her introduction to entrepreneurship through the National Science Foundation's iCorps program
A novel approach to connecting everyday appliances via the Internet manages to wirelessly link objects without the use of batteries or electronics
Yue Wang at Clemson University is building robots that people can trust by teaching them how to learn and interpret human behaviors and react accordingly
What advice do you have for women wanting to study science and engineering? Gloria Kolb, chief executive officer of Elidah, answers your question in this edition of "Ask a Scientist"
Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications
Accessible digital audio recordings of animal signals will make it easier for researchers to investigate a host of scientific questions, including what can scientists learn about the responses of animals to anthropogenic noise and other human activities
Most people see a vegetable when they see a spinach leaf, but in this lab, they see the potential to create heart tissue
By applying a novel computer algorithm to mimic how the brain learns, a team of researchers -- with the aid of San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego's Comet supercomputer and the center's Neuroscience Gateway -- has identified and replicated neural circuitry that resembles how an unimpaired brain controls limb movement
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have developed a robotic learning technology that enables robots to imagine the future of their actions so they can figure out how to manipulate objects they have never encountered before
An innovative Discovery Research preschool-through-grade 12 program helped these Morehouse College students fulfill a dream they had since they were high school juniors and seniors: become K-12 STEM teachers