World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska

Bonus: it could provide cell service | Continue reading | 1 day ago

UbiquitiLink Wants to Turn Every Cellphone into a Satellite Phone

Satellite start-up UbiquitiLink's patented technology allows ordinary cellphones to use satellites like cell towers, bringing cheap messaging to millions | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Alaska’s Engineering Colleges Prepare to Slash Programs, Lay Off Faculty

Dramatic cuts to the budget of the state’s only public university put its engineering programs in jeopardy | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Apollo 13, We Have a Solution

Rather than hurried improvisation, saving the crew of Apollo 13 took years of preparation | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Startup Aims to Tackle Grid Storage Problem with New Porous Silicon Battery

A Canadian company emerges from stealth mode to provide grid-scale energy storage with its high-density battery tech | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The Internet Is Coming to the Rest of the Animal Kingdom

A new Doolittlesque initiative aims to promote Internet communication among smart animals | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Subterranean Challenge

Nine robotics teams are participating in an integration exercise for DARPA's Subterranean Challenge this weekend | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Close Look at Carbon Capture and Storage

A material called ZIF-8 swells up when carbon dioxide molecules are trapped inside, new images reveal | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Intel’s Neuromorphic System Hits 8M Neurons, 100M Coming by 2020

Researchers can use the 64-chip Pohoiki Beach system to make systems that learn and see the world more like humans | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Chip Hall of Fame: MOS Technology 6581

A synthesizer that defined the sound of a generation | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Software as Hardware: Apollo’s Rope Memory

Programs for the Apollo Guidance Computer were encoded by painstakingly threading wires through tiny magnetic cores | Continue reading | 5 days ago

First bikes, then flying cars: 3D printing of carbon fiber composites takes off

This company thinks its 3D-printing technology for carbon fiber can do anything | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Lunar Pioneers Will Use Lasers to Phone Home

NASA’s Orion and Gateway will try out optical communications gear for a high-speed connection to Earth | Continue reading | 9 days ago

An Oft-Struck Mountaintop Tower Gets a New Lightning Sensor

Säntis Tower in the Swiss Alps is struck by lightning more than 100 times a year | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Rovers Will Unroll a Telescope on the Moon’s Far Side

Astronomers need a quiet place to observe the cosmic dawn | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Humanoid Robots Teach Coping Skills to Children with Autism

Roboticist Ayanna Howard explains what inspired her to work on assistive technologies for kids | Continue reading | 10 days ago

How Will We Go Beyond Moore’s Law? Experts Weigh In

This short video was shot at SXSW this year, where the IEEE held a panel to discuss the future of computing | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Robots Have a Hard Time Grasping These “Adversarial Objects”

To make robot grasping more robust, researchers are designing objects that are as difficult as possible for robots to manipulate | Continue reading | 11 days ago

A Q&A with Cruise’s Head of AI, Hussein Mehanna

AI engineers of all descriptions—the autonomous vehicle industry wants you | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Squeezing Rocket Fuel from Moon Rocks

Here’s how lunar explorers will mine the regolith to make rocket fuel | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Commandments: The rules engineers live by weren't always set in stone (2003)

The rules engineers live by weren't always set in stone | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Watch This Drone Explode into Maple Seed Microdrones in Midair

Starting out together and then splitting apart makes these bio-inspired drones fly farther and more precisely | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Is Ham Radio a Hobby, a Utility or Both? A Battle over Spectrum Heats Up

Some think automated radio emails are mucking up the spectrum reserved for amateur radio, while others say these new offerings provide a useful service | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Robots Made Out of Branches Use Deep Learning to Walk

Researchers used deep reinforcement learning to teach these strange robots how to move | Continue reading | 15 days ago

The Most Powerful Robot Arm Ever Installed on a Mars Rover

How NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed the robot arm for the Mars 2020 rover | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Algorithms Help Turbines Share the Wind

Field tests affirm the energy boost long promised by optimized ‘wake steering’ of wind turbines | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Books About the Moon

If you can’t visit our celestial neighbor yourself, Ian McDonald has some recommendations to give you a taste | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Ossia’s Wireless Charging Tech Could Be Available by Next Year

The Cota wireless power system delivers 1 watt up to 1 meter away | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Do Advanced Engineering Degrees Matter?

Did getting that masters or doctorate degree help your career? Fewer than half of tech professionals who have an advanced degree say yes | Continue reading | 22 days ago

AI Job Market Cools Off to a Steady Boil

Employers are hiring more AI experts than last year, but the AI job market isn’t growing as quickly as it once was | Continue reading | 22 days ago

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence | Continue reading | 24 days ago

GE Aviation Electrifies Airplane Engines to Meet Carbon Emission Goals

Smaller lighter engines, 3D printed parts, and more electrical engineers are needed for the next era of flight | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Early Soyuz Spacecraft Had a Peculiar User Interface, Says Charles Simonyi

The legendary developer went to space twice, and couldn’t help but notice the capsule’s quirky virtual interface | Continue reading | 24 days ago

You Don’t Need Sight to Read These Electronic Schematics

Lauren Race has refined circuit symbols for use in tactile diagrams | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Mexican Startup's Earthquake Warning System Provides a 30-Second Head Start

The IoT-based system can also turn off the gas, turn on emergency lights, and unlock the doors while you head for safety | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Internet of Things Technology Will Connect Highways, Street Lights, and Vehicles

Cars have gotten smart. Can roads catch up? | Continue reading | 26 days ago

Build a Retro Timekeeper That Never Was

Celebrate the first moon landing with a GPS clock that uses Apollo-era panel meters | Continue reading | 27 days ago

NwAudioGuy: The Audio Genius Who Vanished (2014)

An anonymous engineer created some of the best DIY audio designs—and his fans want to know where he went | Continue reading | 27 days ago

IEEE Expands Open Access Journal Offerings

Announces 14 new journals covering various technologies including biomedical engineering, computing, telecommunications, and more | Continue reading | 29 days ago

Is the Future of Space Exploration a Flock of Robots or a Trillion People?

Space software mavens debate the road ahead for space exploration | Continue reading | 1 month ago

iRobot Acquires Root Robotics to Boost Stem Education for Kids

Root promises to teach coding skills to children, starting as young as 4 years old | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The Factories of the Future Will Be Fast, Flexible, and Free of Wires

AI, 5G, and the IoT will allow factories to produce new goods on the fly | Continue reading | 1 month ago

It’s Surprisingly Easy to Hack the Precision Time Protocol

A simple attack can knock off a system’s timing by 48 years | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Smart Speaker Listens for Cardiac Arrest

This AI system detects unique gasping sounds that occur when the heart stops beating | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Transmission Failure Causes Nationwide Blackout in Argentina

Preliminary reports suggest problems with several 500-kilovolt transmission lines disrupted the flow of electricity from two dams to Argentina’s grid | Continue reading | 1 month ago

World's First Quantum Drone for Impenetrable Air-to-Ground Data Links Takes Off

Chinese researchers are developing an airborne quantum communications network with drones as nodes | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Dishcraft Robotics Takes over Dishwashing from Humans

Washing dishes is a problem that robots can solve, at least in commercial kitchens | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Microsoft’s HoloLens Not Fit for AR-Assisted Surgery, Study Suggests

Participants were less accurate and became more tired when completing a task with the HoloLens, compared to the naked eye | Continue reading | 1 month ago