In a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering today announced the second biennial Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS). The summit will be held in Beijing on Sept. 15 and 16, 2015.
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones
Infinite space in a 10-foot x 10-foot room
By sending a signal when they encounter certain molecules in your body
A new tool for emergency medicine
Astronauts have walked on it, roamed it and explored it. Now, they might be able to camp and hang out on it for days at a time to make their trips all the more worthwhile.
A huge undertaking that could help researchers visualize neurological diseases
The era of true nuclear fusion may be fast approaching thanks to some cutting-edge work from MIT. While fusion has been demonstrated before, it's always used more energy than it's created. But finding a new way to apply a strong magnetic field to a prototype device, the MIT team has learned how to better contain super-hot plasma, and that's a step towards practical application.
President Barack Obama greets science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) leaders including NAE President C. D. Mote Jr. during the 2015 White House Science Fair, in the Map Room of the White House, March 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. His goal was to use technology to help save lives by limiting people’s exposure to the pathogens in human waste. Four years and several countries later, he’s still working on it – and the technology is beginning to come into focus.
Separating circulating cancer cells from blood cells for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes may become much easier using an acoustic separation method and an inexpensive, disposable chip, according to a team of engineers.
In the world of nuts and bolts and other mechanical fasteners, things are usually flat, parallel, perpendicular, and rigid, just the way engineers like it. But a professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has disrupted that notion.
Decades in the making, Iter, a huge experimental nuclear fusion reactor in rural France, could be the site of breakthroughs that will provide limitless, clean energy and secure the planet’s future.
“We are thinking about exactly how to restore function after injury, how the brain can be used to actuate devices,” says Justin Sanchez, the head of Darpa’s prosthetics research.
There are update mechanisms, dozens of plug-ins, a self-destruct function, massive code obfuscation, hundreds of fake websites to serve as command-and-control.
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