Engineering

You may not know a snap fit by its name, but they're all around us from pen caps to some water bottle caps.
Inside Science Contributor
New Orleans is suffering now, but almost everywhere in the country can experience power problems during extreme weather.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
A new heat sensor offers an option for incorporating thermal imaging into phones.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
New e-skin can withstand profuse sweating, resulting in more accurate readings of biomedical measurements.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
A new approach to digitizing color could help improve the realism of cameras, displays and LED lighting.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
AI algorithms design chips of equal or greater quality in far less time, according to new research from Google.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New approach to brain-computer interfaces more than doubles the speed at which messages can be relayed.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers designed pasta that is stored flat and morphs into shape while cooking.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New encoding method aims to become faster and more accurate.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The curved barriers would deflect air pollution away from pedestrians and provide a scaffold for plants to "green" a city.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Electronic display fabrics are now larger and more durable, opening the door to clothing that acts like a computer screen.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Sensing earthquakes with telecommunications cables could lead to better warnings.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor