Engineering

Banding together

The electromagnetic spectrum we rely on for communication and more has become a packed multilane freeway. Cellphones, WiFi, Bluetooth, radar,… Read More

October 18, 2022

Landing patterns

NASA aims to land humans on Mars by 2040, overcoming enormous engineering obstacles – in particular, designing a vehicle that… Read More

June 14, 2022

Motion detectors

This research team wants to make literal earthshaking discoveries every day. “Earthquakes are a tremendous societal problem,” says David McCallen,… Read More

August 26, 2021

On cancer’s trail

A Duke University team is learning to track roving killers: tumor cells that separate and circulate through the body before… Read More

April 13, 2021

Beyond the tunnel

For aircraft designers, modeling and wind-tunnel testing one iteration after another consumes time and may inadequately recreate the conditions planes… Read More

January 22, 2020

Spying on cancer

Northwestern University researchers reported a strange phenomenon earlier this year. The team, led by Vadim Backman, Walter Dill Scott Professor… Read More

November 6, 2019

Clean, quiet jets

Since the 1960s, engineers have worked to quiet jet engines while boosting fuel efficiency and reducing air pollution. Over succeeding… Read More

November 8, 2018