Topic: Engineering & Technology

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.
March 20, 2017 Full Body PET Scanner - A full-body PET scanner could help medical researchers understand how different body systems interact.
March 15, 2017 Cooling Sheets - Cooling sheets could provide air conditioning without requiring energy.
February 22, 2017 Social Robots - Robots can help people help themselves.
February 17, 2017 Portable PET Scanners - A PET scanner in a helmet reveals the standing and walking brain.
February 3, 2017 Precise Memory - An electromagnetic device could improve our ability to remember details.
February 2, 2017 Bat Bots - Flying robots simulate the flight of bats.
January 13, 2017 Sickness Trackers - Fitness tracking devices could also alert users that they’re getting sick, and provide medical information to doctors.
January 12, 2017 Cancer Mass Spectrometry - Molecular analysis of tissue samples could lead to fast, accurate cancer diagnosis.
January 11, 2017 Bone Batteries - Bone structure inspires the design of a safer lithium ion battery.
January 10, 2017 Hummingbird Vision - Hummingbirds have vision that’s specially tuned to fast movement in every direction.
January 9, 2017 Robotic Medical Implants - Magnets trigger biocompatible robotic gears that deliver drugs safely within the body.
December 6, 2016 Supercharged Carbon Fixing - Scientists demonstrate a new process for harvesting and utilizing carbon dioxide.
December 5, 2016 Artificial Dog Nose - Researchers reverse engineer one of nature’s greatest sniffers.
November 29, 2016 Micro Biobots - Swimming biobots combine living cells with nanomaterials.
November 25, 2016 Microgrippers - Tiny, untethered microgrippers could track down and retrieve hard-to-reach tissue samples.
November 22, 2016 Gifted & Overlooked - New research shows that gifted and talented programs overlook qualified black and Hispanic kids.
November 17, 2016 Robotic Motivation - A human-powered robotic exoskeleton could help stroke patients stay motivated during rehab.
November 3, 2016 Airborne Swifts - Small birds called common swifts remain airborne for months at a time.
October 4, 2016 Genetically Modified Odors - Scientists modify microbes to produce some unusual fragrances.
October 3, 2016 Archiverse - A virtual 3D playground for architects and artists.
September 21, 2016 Carbon Transistors - Engineers design powerful new transistors with carbon nanotubes.
August 23, 2016 Car Emissions - Gasoline-powered cars run cleaner than ever, but still belch toxins when they start.
July 19, 2016 Tracking NYC’s Rats - Researchers are using modern technology to track the movement of rats around New York City.
July 18, 2016 Corals in Focus - Tiny seafloor organisms can have a big impact on the whole ecosystem. Now, researchers have designed a microscope that captures their interactions in their natural habitat.
July 15, 2016 Shocking Damaged Tissue - Sonic waves could accelerate healing of damaged muscle tissue.
July 8, 2016 Metal in Microwaves - If metal isn’t supposed to go in microwave ovens, why do some of them have metal racks?
June 30, 2016 Noisy Leaks - Listening to subterranean municipal plumbing to track down wasteful water leaks.
May 24, 2016 Flying Robots - Engineers have designed flying robots that efficiently perch, extending their missions.
May 19, 2016 Wearable Batteries - Tough, flexible, solar-powered skin-sensors could be the next step in wearable health monitors.
March 29, 2016 Bread Mold Battery - Could fungi be a key to safer and longer lasting lithium ion batteries?
March 22, 2016 Critical Materials - A government laboratory works to maintain supplies of some little-known metals.
March 3, 2016 Methane Leak Lessons - The massive methane leak in California’s Aliso canyon highlights the global side effects of the fossil fuel industry on the atmosphere.
February 18, 2016 Robo-Roaches - Small, maneuverable robots based on cockroaches could be deployed in disaster zones to find human survivors.
February 17, 2016 Cybathlon - Implantable pulse generators help turn paralyzed patients into bionic athletes.
December 4, 2015 Thermal Battery - A new type of battery can keep food cool.
November 6, 2015 Lithium Oxygen Batteries - A new lithium battery technology may lead to electric cars with the power and range of gas vehicles.
November 2, 2015 3D Bioprinter - 3D printers can now create functional soft tissues like arteries.
October 23, 2015 Energy from Body Heat - Our bodies produce a surprising amount of heat, which could be turned into electricity.
October 7, 2015 Safer Jet Fuels - Researchers have designed a new jet fuel additive that could stop out-of-control fires.
September 3, 2015 Handheld Navigator - A handheld navigation cube changes shape to guide users in the right direction.
August 27, 2015 Saving Preemies - A medical device built with aquarium pumps saves lives in developing countries.