engineering

robots

This Robotic Hand Can Shift Gears to Catch a Beer Can and Crush It

By creating a lightweight, 3D-printed “transmission,” engineers were able to build a hand that is strong when it needs to be and fast when it needs to be.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.17.18
engineering

This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It

The design was a thesis project for a German engineering student.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Computers

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.22.18
robots

Check Out These Creepy Crawling Insect Robots from Japan

The University of Tokyo's Parametric Move Conference pushes the limits of the ways robots get around.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.18.18
invisibility

Scientists Made a Working Invisibility Cloak (But There's a Catch)

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a device that uses “acoustic cloaking” technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.10.18
presented by toyota

Additive Manufacturing Is Transforming How Engineers Are Approaching Design

Uncovering geometric shapes and patterns that once seemed implausible, this new technology will radically change the look and feel of our vehicles.
Theo Gibson
4.3.18
Moveable

Will Exoskeletons Give Us Superpowers?

All the strength of a body builder, with none of the body oil. We test out the latest bionic enhancements in the first episode of FLUX.
Theo Gibson
1.18.18
happy holidays

Watch This Humanoid Robot Doing Pushups and Crunches and Reckon with Your Own Mortality

Researchers say the robots will help with the development of prostheses.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
Outer Limits

Undraining the Swamp

Florida is trying to undo decades of damage to the Everglades.
Ankita Rao
11.4.17
Soft Robotics

This Shape-Shifting Material Mimics Octopus Skin

I'm waiting for my octopus suit.
Jacob Dubé
10.12.17
clean room

I Saw the Future in Columbia’s Nanotechnology Clean Room

I entered a fragile world of UV-sensitive research, nylon clean suits, and beard covers.
Caroline Haskins
9.19.17
programming

Coders In Wealthy and Developing Countries Lean on Different Programming Languages

But does it matter?
Michael Byrne
8.30.17