Saturday, February 24, 2018

Future Perfect: South Of Boston, GE Is Helping Build The City...

During World War II, the Weymouth Naval Aviation Station, just 10 miles south of Boston, was home base for 12 military blimps that protected...

AI Healthcare Expert: Doctors And Machines Make A Brilliant Match

It’s kind of a no-brainer that Dr. Keith Dreyer would be among those who lead the advance of artificial intelligence into healthcare. Dreyer is...

Smash Hit: Why Ceramics May Be The Hottest New Material For...

People have used ceramics to protect their hands from hot liquids for ages. But as anyone who’s ever dropped a coffee mug on the...

The Heat Camera Is On: Retailers Turn To Sensors For Insight

Online retailers have been tracking their customers and their web habits with cookies for years. No wonder their brick-and-mortar rivals are looking for new...

Drones, Bots And Flying Cars: Inside Duke’s Lab That Helps Humans...

“When you’re flying a plane, you’re not actually flying a plane,” Mary Cummings, professor at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, says. “A computer’s flying...

Bone Machine: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Plastic Surgery

At first glance, the line of cheerfully colored plastic skulls atop professor Laurent Lantieri’s bookshelf might be out-of-season Halloween decorations. But a closer look...

Smart Specs: OK Glass, Fix This Jet Engine

Jet engine makers estimate they lose millions of dollars each year because nuts that seal fluid lines and hoses, called b-nuts, aren’t screwed on...

Mad Props: A 3D-Printed Airplane Engine Will Run This Year

The last time engineers designed a civilian turboprop engine from scratch for mass-production, humans had not yet landed on the moon. Unlike jet engines,...

Comeback Kids: This Company Gives Old Wind Turbine Blades A Second...

Some wind farms across the U.S. are growing older. While their towering wind turbines show little sign of slowing down, their blades are coming...