Engineering

The microscopic lens bends light to quicken data transfer in computers.
Tess Joosse, Contributor
Scientists find that aerogels may make effective, ultralightweight noise barriers.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
New single-pixel device borrows materials from solar cells to replicate the behavior of a biological retina as part of its fundamental design.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Haptic training could help expert musicians and top athletes break through their performance ceilings.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
A recent experiment has created a one-way quantum network between two labs, reaching a milestone on the path to creating a quantum internet.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Researchers say the morphing wings and tail of their robotic flyer allow it to soar at low speeds and make sharp maneuvers.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
The tiny robots walk using platinum leg muscles that get their energy from laser light.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Speakers set on bars inside the windows cancel out unwanted noise, using technology similar to that in noise-canceling headphones.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New tests, masks, and ventilators developed this month may help fight the pandemic.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Researchers have developed unique gaits for rovers to prevent them from getting stuck in deep sand or soil.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
NASA will soon see if specially designed blades spinning really fast can carry a small chopper through the planet’s barely there atmosphere.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
By overlapping materials with periodic properties, scientists can detect features otherwise too small to be seen directly.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer