A study conducted by mechanical engineers at MIT probes for answers at the intersection of music and science: what features optimize a violin’s sound? The researchers go further than scientific analysis, suggesting that changes to violinmaking occurred through a process similar to evolution.
Cracking Down on Infrastructure: Self-powered sensors revolutionize infrastructure monitoring and more
In order to detect and diagnose constructional failures in infrastructure, Shantanu Chakrabartty from Michigan State University has developed a new self-powered sensor that can sense, compute, and store data of mechanical processes without the aid of an external power source.
With mechanical failure, physical damage, and format obsolescence threatening devices from CDs to servers, we cannot count on the digital storage media that we use today to last forever. Robert Grass has discovered a more durable way to store digital information: by encoding it in silica-covered molecules of DNA.
In a trip to Nicaragua over spring break, professor Jaehong Kim and his ENVE 140 class applied environmental engineering technologies to water and air quality testing in the field.
Throughout her time at Yale, mechanical engineering major Genevieve Fowler ’16 has not only made her technological impact on the engineering world, but has exemplified the spirit of enthusiasm and creativity that is needed to be a successful STEM student.
Stanford scientists have invented a new device to measure the lift created by flying birds. This new machine provides the most accurate measures yet of aerodynamic forces, and has exciting implications on the development of small drones.
Researchers in electrical engineering and computer science have found that the familiar and unassuming smartphone is a potent weapon for hacking computer hard drives and servers.
Rocket recovery could confer tremendous benefits on the cost and feasibility of space travel. SpaceX, a company with a goal of making private space travel a possibility, has been experimenting with technology for reusable booster rockets.
Dr. Corey O’Hern, an expert in the field of jamming, has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to host a symposium on jamming in Madrid this summer.
A team of Yale scientists has developed a new method to improve the efficiency of carbon nanotube-based solar cells. The technique, which is highly efficient at removing oxygen and residual molecules of the nanotubes’ surfaces, could lead to major advances in solar power and electronics.