More than a decade into their friendship, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher can’t decide which of them is the thinker and which is the doer. They met during their first week as undergraduates in Zurich, where they studied engineering and bonded over mountain climbing and beerRead more
An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe.Read more
To outer space and the deep ocean, add “beneath the ice” to the list of rarely charted frontiers of science exploration. There have been very few expeditions where robots dived beneath polar ice shelves to characterize and measure them. UC Davis engineering professor Alexander Forrest recently returned from one of them.Read more
THIS MARCH, A truck pulled onto a runway in Oregon, towing a miniature plane for a test flight. At 650 pounds, the plane was too large to be a toy, but too small to fit a pilot.
That’s because the ArcticShark isn’t a toy, and it doesn’t need a pilot. It’s a drone.Read more
While activists lobby for more stringent pollution-cutting measures around the world, and policymakers grapple with how to write them, some scientists and designers have turned to the power of innovative technology to raise awareness and save lives with the help of wearable pollution sensors.Read more