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.
Steel and glass office towers are the norm in most modern cities. But some imaginative architects want to switch to a renewable, less carbon-intensive old standby: wood.
Scientists created microbots that can remove pollutants from contaminated water. Could these simple machines provide an efficient way to clean up toxic wastewater?
A lot of people live in cities now. Even more will live in them in the future. What are the big ideas for getting them where they need to go?
And here's what we learned: Humans could "get along better" with robots if we incorporated more social cues in the 'bots.
An open-gangway style of subway train could increase ridership by 10 percent. The United States could adopt that soon, with New York and Honolulu paving the way.
Automated elder care is an inevitability, so let's have fun with the design.
In the battle to stop wildlife poaching, law enforcement officials are increasingly using an army of robotic animals that fool illegal hunters.
Researchers are giving percussionists a hand by creating smart technology that can improvise a beat to play along with a drummer.
In their new footage of Atlas, Boston Dynamics isn't just picking on a robot. They’re demonstrating mastery of some of the most difficult issues in robotics.
They want to help companies figure out how to keep their customers happy.
The elderly make up an increasingly large segment of the population. Robots could fill some needs, but older people are wary of machines having too much control.
And here we thought Sonic had no fear.
Unlike many other industries, construction hasn't yet been revolutionized by automation. But pretty soon, robotic workers may do everything but tote a lunch pail.
A robotic bartender showed how complex it can be to process a drink order — and how that could affect service robot design.
A lot of editors have left the crowdsourced encyclopedia over the last few years. AI could help smooth some of those editorial feathers.
The environmental impact of gasoline-powered taxis is staggering. Robot taxis could help out with that little emissions problem.
Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle-riding robot is a better rider than you. Or it will be by 2017, anyway.
That is, if you're under the age of 25 and your hearing's intact.
Researchers have figured out how to turn agricultural byproducts such as gelatin, keratin and casein into "slaughterhouse yarn."
Humans are amazingly versatile, a trait that may wind up saving you and your job. For a little while at least.
Whether we're talking bricks or fences, there are serious logistical hurdles – not to mention financial ones – to walling off an entire country.
When rats are huddling to stay warm, scientists say they're actually all part of one, really big rodent superorganism by using simple behavior in complex ways.
Prosthetic limbs don't have to be dull utility pieces. They've been elevated to art status, and can be fantastic fashion statements.
Decay-resistant, antimicrobial plastic teeth could be the wave of the future, as dentistry moves into the age of 3-D printing.
Researchers envision a day when robots can build their own offspring.
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