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.
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Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' premiered 50 years ago, and it got a lot of things right. But what about HAL? How close are we to those kinds of capabilities?
By Oisin Curran
Defensive design is becoming increasingly important in cities around the world.
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.
You might be surprised to learn that the twists and turns of streets in the suburbs date all the way to the Industrial Revolution.
Old books smell a lot like chocolate and coffee, thanks to certain chemical compounds.
And guess what? You can browse them all for yourself.
Researchers want to make it easy for beginners and nonengineers to design a custom robot in minutes, then print and assemble the parts themselves.
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.
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...
A newly filed patent suggests that the famously stiff animatronics in Disney theme parks could get a lifelike upgrade.
The android known as FEDOR used pistols to display its decision making and dexterity, officials said, not as a preview of robot warfare.
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
Baxter, a collaborative robot, even blushes when he messes up a task.
Anything you can do on the pingpong table, FOPRPHEUS can show you how to do better.
By Chris Opfer