In episode 70, Jordan and Charlie discuss 3-D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth.
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 are applying augmented reality to improve ultrasounds for both patient and physician
The spinning rainbow surface of a soap bubble is more than mesmerizing, it's a lesson in fluid mechanics. Better understanding of these hypnotic flows could bring improvements in many areas, from longer lasting beer foam to life-saving lung treatments.
Civil and environmental engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University Mario Bergés is using sensing and analytics to understand energy consumption in buildings and disaggregate the total usage into its parts.
Students in the Small Hall maker space at William & Mary create devices for Virginia Institute of Marine Science professor Kevin Weng to use in his shark research at the Eastern Shore Lab.
In this week's episode, we learn about new tools to protect against malicious websites, restoring the sense of touch to amputees and those with paralysis and examine how older adults really hear.
New sensor offers continuous monitoring, immediate detection of lead
In episode 69, Jordan and Charlie explore a new class of molecules developed by researchers at Harvard University.
Six research "big ideas" that will drive important aspects of the National Science Foundation's long-term research agenda, push forward the frontiers of US science and engineering research, and lead to new discoveries and innovations.
Venkat Viswanathan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses how to improve energy density in batteries on a much faster time scale than in the past.
Dexterous micro-manipulation allows human beings to control tiny robots (less than a millimeter in size) with haptic feedback in real-time.
Meng "Peter" Zhang, visiting assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Kansas State University, describes his National Science Foundation-funded biofuel manufacturing research.
In episode 68, Charlie and Jordan head outdoors to show how National Science Foundation-supported researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)--also known as drones--to gather data, improve communication and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go.
Jack Beuth, mechanical engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses his work in process mapping methods for additive manufacturing.
Ordinary bridge equipped with ability to self-diagnose and report back on livability issues, such as traffic and pollution
In this week's episode, we test a shark's bite, examine the test question and discover how new computational tools can help better detect recurring brain cancer.
Brandon Lucia, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, designs the basic technology to support "energy harvesting computers," or devices that can perform computations, sense their environments and communicate using energy that they extract from their environments.
NSF Engineering Research Center combines innovation with smart natural systems for more efficient, affordable and sustainable water
In episode 65, Jordan and Charlie explore how a smartphone can hack a 3-D printer by measuring leaked energy and acoustic waves.
In episode 64, Charlie and Jordan explore wearable thermoelectric generators (TEGs) that can efficiently convert body heat to electricity.