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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.
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a technique that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces
Using an ultrafast, ultraprecise laser, a team of physicists and biologists at Vanderbilt University has taken an important step toward understanding how wound healing is triggered
What do strong, durable, highly conductive nanomaterials have to do with cutting fossil fuel consumption and conserving energy?
A research team at the University of Washington is developing the first smartphone app capable of detecting concussions and other traumatic brain injuries right on the sideline
A new reaction mechanism could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution-control systems for diesel exhaust
Non-invasive technology allows researchers to transfer recordings from thousands of decaying wax cylinders
In this week's episode, we discover why some bumblebees are in peril and that some of the earliest primates were adept leapers. We also explore a new technique that can print drugs, and learn about a new app capable of detecting concussions right on the sideline
Hybrid robot could perform search and rescue missions, research studies and environmental monitoring
Elidah, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, created a medical device to help women with stress urinary incontinence -- the inability to control the urge to urinate -- a condition which impacts about 1 in 3 women
With support from the National Science Foundation, Ragib Hasan of The University of Alabama at Birmingham is retrofitting everyday objects with next generation, highly secure, personal cloud computing capability
A new type of tactile sensor can be easily embedded into fabrics, potentially enabling anything in the real world to become an interactive device
A point-of-care device could enable early diagnosis and cut costs related to shipping samples, elaborate instrumentation and hiring of employees with high expertise
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers -- breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.
Georgia Tech researchers study the challenge that hummingbird-sized hawkmoth (Manduca sexta) must overcome while feeding on the nectar of its favorite flowers.
New work calls into question the longstanding computer science tenet that software can automatically trust hardware sensors, which feed autonomous systems with fundamental data they need to make decisions
Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis create scaled down forest fires inside the lab to better understand one of the world's most dangerous natural disasters
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), engineers are designing and testing buildings to be more resilient to earthquakes and other seismic events
University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that accurately measures jaundice in adults using a selfie and an accessory
A smart bandage being co-developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln uses wireless technology to speed up the healing process