Engineering

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

Faster, More Nimble Drones on the Horizon

There’s a limit to how fast autonomous vehicles can fly while safely avoiding obstacles. That’s because the cameras used on today’s drones can only process...
Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

Conch Shells May Inspire Better Helmets and Body Armor

The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has...
MIT Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Food

MIT Researchers Engineer Shape-shifting Food

"Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways...
Smart Glasses Bend to the Will of the Wearer

Smart Glasses Bend to the Will of the Wearer

Engineers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have developed glasses with liquid-based lenses that “flex” to refocus on whatever...
No-sweat suit

No-sweat suit: Researchers design breathable workout suit

A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body...
Camera-equipped Drones Can Preserve Framing When Shooting Video

Camera-equipped Drones Can Preserve Framing When Shooting Video

In recent years, a host of Hollywood blockbusters have included aerial tracking shots provided by drone helicopters outfitted with cameras. This includes "The Fast and...
Floods will likely crumble more U.S. bridges

Floods will likely crumble more U.S. bridges

The current way of assessing bridges in the US may underestimate their vulnerability, according to a new study. The findings reveal an obstacle to wisely spending...
Watch 4D-printed object become a sturdy dome

Watch 4D-printed object become a sturdy dome

A new construction principle makes it possible to print flat objects and to unfold them three-dimensionally later. 4D printing creates moveable and shape variable objects...
CMU engineers create touchpads with a can of spray paint

CMU engineers create touchpads with a can of spray paint

Low-cost touch sensing added to objects of almost any shape Touch sensing is most common on small, flat surfaces such as smartphone or tablet screens. Researchers...
'Smart contact lens sensor' can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

‘Smart contact lens sensor’ can help with diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in...