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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
There's more to replacing human riders than just using cool tech, as the advancement helps solve a serious human rights issue.
By Chris Opfer
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?
If you give us a tunable polysiloxane-based material, 21st century Americans can’t resist going full-on Kardashian with it.
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.
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.
By Alia Hoyt
That is, if you're under the age of 25 and your hearing's intact.
By Julia Layton