Engineering is the discipline of design and construction of mechanical devices, equipment, structures and public works systems. Topics include aircraft technologies, buildings, bridges, robotics and heavy machinery.
Why Aren't Modern Suburbs Built on a Walkable Grid?
How Chemical Sensing Devices Work
How Cosmic Rays Revealed a Secret Void in the Great Pyramid
Dozens of Lost Letters From Alan Turing, Forefather of the Computer Age, Surface
London 'Smile' Challenges World to Build Smarter Wooden Structures
Cosmic rays sound like something out of sci-fi, but they're helping scientists unlock the secrets of one of the oldest human-made structures in the world.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 9, 2017
You might be surprised to learn that the twists and turns of streets in the suburbs date all the way to the Industrial Revolution.
By Adina Solomon Nov 8, 2017
Old books smell a lot like chocolate and coffee, thanks to certain chemical compounds.
By Shelley Danzy Sep 5, 2017
And guess what? You can browse them all for yourself.
By Jonathan Strickland Aug 30, 2017
Researchers want to make it easy for beginners and nonengineers to design a custom robot in minutes, then print and assemble the parts themselves.
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 30, 2017
Is honesty the best policy? New York subway delays have been couched in mystery for years, but the MTA is now dishing out hard truths about why trains are running behind.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 16, 2017
The ancients were able to devise a mix for concrete that actually gets stronger over time thanks to chemical reactions. If only we could rediscover the recipe...
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 11, 2017
A newly filed patent suggests that the famously stiff animatronics in Disney theme parks could get a lifelike upgrade.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 21, 2017
The android known as FEDOR used pistols to display its decision making and dexterity, officials said, not as a preview of robot warfare.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 20, 2017
To carve out the massive Stad Ship Tunnel, engineers would have to blast through 7.5 million tons of solid rock.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 29, 2017
What is it about this state that makes it so dangerous for those on two feet? A few things, it turns out.
By Chris Opfer Mar 24, 2017
Baxter, a collaborative robot, even blushes when he messes up a task.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 20, 2017
Anything you can do on the pingpong table, FOPRPHEUS can show you how to do better.
By Chris Opfer Mar 6, 2017
Roundabouts aren't all that complicated, but they're still relatively rare in the U.S., especially when compared with France.
By Clint Pumphrey
New research delves into the impact of our immense technological footprint.
By Kate Kershner Dec 7, 2016
Chemical sensing devices are not just for detecting radon gas and carbon monoxide. They can be used in hospitals, airports, even on the battlefield.
By Meisa Salaita
We've taught the machines to make decisions, but we haven't been paying as much attention to how and why they're learning.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 10, 2016
How can you keep motors from overheating without bulky fans and cooling systems? Engineers looked to the human body for inspiration.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 4, 2016
What if you bought a multimillion-dollar luxury apartment, only to find out it was slowly sinking?
By Kate Kershner Nov 2, 2016
Researchers have developed wearable, mobile robots that can act as sensors, displays and even a necklace.
By Yves Jeffcoat Oct 27, 2016
A new application called Statcheck is bringing some academics a lot closer to AI. Not everyone's a fan.
By Kate Kershner Oct 12, 2016
What are the benefits of growing living tissue in a lab and fusing it to a robotic body? This Fw:Thinking video explores our cyborg future.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 11, 2016
This year's London Design Festival features a long wooden tube that shows the potential of hardwood as a versatile building material.
By Patrick J. Kiger Sep 30, 2016
A robot to simulate mudskipper locomotion gives scientists a look into the success of the first land vertebrate ancestors, and points to our future on other planets.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 22, 2016
Add Philadelphia to the list of cities testing out paint that repels pee back on the urinater as a deterrent. Good call or unnecessary humiliation?
By Karen Kirkpatrick Sep 20, 2016
Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights
Meet Violet Jessop — Survivor of Three Shipwrecks
Was Amelia Earhart Eaten by Giant Land Crabs?