Topic: Engineering & Technology

November 2, 2018 Robot Gaze Aversion - Humans relate better to robots that avert their eyes at well-chosen moments.
September 7, 2018 INSECTS & SPIDERS - INSECTS & SPIDERS (Encore Edition) - Could spider venom be the next insecticide? Why mosquitoes smell you better at night. And debunking the myth of extracting dinosaur DNA from insects preserved in amber. Also, insect legs that bear an uncanny resemblance to modern machinery.
September 4, 2018 Science Explains Tortoise vs. Hare - The metaphor of the Tortoise and the Hare can be applied to the speed of life of animals of all sizes, according to new research.
August 27, 2018 Social Robots & Autism - Robots help children with autism develop social skills at home
August 17, 2018 3D Sound Synthesizer - A software program calculates the sounds made by animated objects.
August 16, 2018 Robot Peer Pressure - Can robots exert peer pressure, influencing people’s decisions?
August 15, 2018 Nurse Inventors - A nurse works to inspire others in the profession to try their hand at inventing.
August 9, 2018 Bioengineered Lungs - Scientists successfully grow and transplant bioengineered lungs into pigs.
August 8, 2018 Seeing AI - A powerful mobile phone app helps blind users see the world.
August 7, 2018 Soft Deep-Sea Robots - Engineering customized robots to safely study the animals of the deep sea.
July 10, 2018 Lego Nerve Gas Detector - Chemists design a mobile, affordable nerve gas detector out of Lego bricks.
June 14, 2018 Water from Power Plants - Engineers harvest freshwater from power plants.
June 6, 2018 Bacteria-Busting Robot - Researchers design tiny robots to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
June 4, 2018 Biohybrid Robot - Merging living muscle with synthetic bones.
June 1, 2018 Ingestible Medical Sensors - A capsule combines engineered bacteria and microchips to monitor the GI tract.
April 18, 2018 Atomic Tweezers - Optical tweezers let scientists combine single atoms into molecules.
April 6, 2018 Ocean Plastic to Energy - Technology for turning plastic trash into energy could keep the garbage out of the ocean.
March 29, 2018 Tooth Sensor - Researchers develop a tiny electronic biosensor to monitor mouth chemistry.
March 28, 2018 Earwig Origami - Engineers are learning new folding tricks by studying earwig wings.
March 5, 2018 Star Wars Robots - How realistic are Star Wars’ lovable droids?
February 19, 2018 Laser Archaeology - Airborne lasers are unveiling ancient Central American civilizations.
January 11, 2018 Seismic Array - An array of seismographs provides an unprecedented look at the earth beneath the United States.
January 10, 2018 Robot Muscles - Engineers create animal-inspired muscles for robots.
December 27, 2017 No Bite Mosquitoes - Understanding the genes behind mosquitoes’ biting behavior.
December 26, 2017 Robot Movement - Learning about how the human body moves from anatomically accurate humanoid robots.
December 20, 2017 Drone Forensics - Using drones to prosecute decades-old war crimes in Guatemala.
December 5, 2017 Nano-Distilling Seawater - Turning saltwater to drinking water with sunlight.
November 29, 2017 Greener Diapers - A cornstarch based absorbent could lead to greener diapers.
November 28, 2017 3D Printed Rocket Engines - Engineers are using 3D printers to build rocket engines.
November 10, 2017 Car Noise App - Mobile phones may soon be able to listen for car trouble.
November 8, 2017 Magnetic Memory Fabric - Magnetic fabric could let your clothes store data.
October 26, 2017 Hybrid Flying Robots - Tiny hybrid robots could conduct rescue missions in the air and sea.
October 19, 2017 Science Through Filmmaking - A film project reveals the secret behind sperm locomotion.
October 18, 2017 Mimicking Octopus Skin - The octopus inspires shape-changing materials.
September 15, 2017 DNA Cargo Robots - DNA robots move and sort nanoscale-sized payloads.
August 31, 2017 Ant Jaws - To catch fast prey, a type of ant has high-speed, spring-loaded jaws.
August 29, 2017 Yarn Electricity - A stretchy fiber could spin motion into electricity.
August 23, 2017 Space Plastic - Astronauts’ replacement tools could come from an unconventional source.
August 17, 2017 Self-Healing Robots - Engineers have designed soft robots that can heal themselves from damage.
June 23, 2017 Car Charging On-The-Go - Wireless charging of moving objects could let electric cars cut the cord.
June 22, 2017 Exploration Telepresence - Tomorrow’s space pioneers will be very different from the explorers of yesterday.
May 30, 2017 Audio Sheets - Thin, flexible transducers could lead to newspapers that can hear and talk.
April 29, 2017 Ocean Science in the 21st Century - ENCORE PRESENTATION: OCEAN SCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY - Old warships become new habitats. An ocean quadcopter gives researchers a sky-high view of the stormy North Atlantic. And, autonomous underwater vehicles that search for sunken treasure. Also, behind the untimely death of the octopus.
April 28, 2017 3D Printed Buildings - Giant robotic 3D printers can rapidly construct whole buildings, and could build moon bases, remote research stations, and more.
April 3, 2017 Mobile Plastic Fuel - Mobile power reactors could turn plastic garbage into gasoline and diesel fuel.
March 30, 2017 Cryo-Recycling - Icy temperatures may be the key to recycling unwanted technology.
March 28, 2017 African Renewable Energy - Partnerships can help African nations develop sustainable energy grids.
March 27, 2017 Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence - The U.S. Navy asks computer gamers to help brainstorm the challenge posed by super-intelligent machines.
March 24, 2017 Age Reversal - A peptide infusion has restored youthful vigor to elderly lab mice.
March 23, 2017 Methane Sniffers - Google’s fleet of Street View cars is helping sniff out gas leaks.