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
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.
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
How can we test a structural design for earthquake resiliency? We asked Shiling Pei, Colorado School of Mines Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, the answer on this Ask a Scientist
This is a new type of pipe that can stretch, bend and compress. It's supposed to withstand huge disasters, such as earthquakes and floods
We asked Tom Kurfess, professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech, what is the future of manufacturing?
The ferroelectret nanogenerator (FENG) device, an ultra-thin magnetic polymer film developed by Nelson Sepúlveda, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, is able to capture the energy generated through movement
Bioengineer Jeff Jacot is working on an idea that could transform the medical approach to infants with complex and sometimes fatal heart defects
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and study of cured-in-place pipe repair, or CIPP, a widely used method for repairing sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes
Interactive Robogami uses simulations and interactive feedback with algorithms for design composition, allowing users to focus on high-level conceptual design