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.
Chemical sensing devices are not just for detecting radon gas and carbon monoxide. They can be used in hospitals, airports, even on the battlefield.
We've taught the machines to make decisions, but we haven't been paying as much attention to how and why they're learning.
How can you keep motors from overheating without bulky fans and cooling systems? Engineers looked to the human body for inspiration.
What if you bought a multimillion-dollar luxury apartment, only to find out it was slowly sinking?
Researchers have developed wearable, mobile robots that can act as sensors, displays and even a necklace.
A new application called Statcheck is bringing some academics a lot closer to AI. Not everyone's a fan.
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.
This year's London Design Festival features a long wooden tube that shows the potential of hardwood as a versatile building material.
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.
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?
A new fabric that can block visible light and let out body heat could have more important applications than just new workout clothes, researchers say.
The robot workforce is growing, according to new research — and millions of U.S. jobs could be on the line.
For the first time, Israeli researchers have developed a system that lets a human use brain waves to control nanobots in a cockroach. How could that help your health?
What do you do when you're out of land but want to expand an airport? Try building on water.
And someday soft-bodied bots like this could slither in and out of your belly and revolutionize biomedical technology.
If Jalila Essaidi's company Mestic has anything to do with it, the future of fashion — and basically everything else we use in our daily lives — is poop.
While the recent robotic lethal force by police in Dallas may be shocking, experts say it's legal, and we're likely to see it happen again.
Not surprisingly, there aren't a lot of volunteers for doctors to practice manual prostate exams on. Enter the robotic rectum. We like to call it a robum.
Parking tickets are a pain. Chatbots can be too. But that hasn't stopped one programmer from creating a bot to help overturn thousands of tickets.
Google-owned company Boston Dynamics is at the forefront of creating lifelike robots.
There's more to replacing human riders than just using cool tech, as the advancement helps solve a serious human rights issue.
China's Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon glass-bottomed bridge is so high most of the world's buildings would fit in the gap between it and the canyon floor. So why not hit it?
Just call it RoboScarJo 2.0. But what does it mean for privacy rights when someone can literally objectify another human being, celebrity or otherwise, like this?
Any guesses as to what it was, if not some grad student?
Doctors see it all, including 3,500 people who swallow button batteries annually. Soon those docs may get help from tiny, edible robots that can retrieve foreign objects.
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