Winter 2016

The Need for Speed

By Andrew Myers Illustrations by Andrew Colin Beck In November 2014, a new sort of high-rise emerged on a grassy,…

Winter 2016

Data Downlink

Alumnus Chris DeBoy oversees New Horizons’ Radio System, and its daily downloads from Pluto promise to shed new light on…

Summer 2015

Healthy Measures

In labs across Johns Hopkins, engineers and medical experts are teaming up to design innovative devices, analyze vast treasure troves…

Summer 2015

A Table of Contents for the Universe

Thanks to some “elegant” math, Tamás Budavári and his team have created a user-friendly catalog of images from the Hubble…

Summer 2015

In Her Nature

As an engineer and an environmentalist, Erica Schoenberger is committed to finding ways to improve our unhealthy relationship with Mother Earth. Her new book lays out causes of our troubles and offers some fairly radical fixes.

Winter 2015

Adventure Under Ice

Louis Whitcomb makes it possible for remote controlled underwater robotic vehicles to explore the most extreme environments on earth—including the…

Winter 2015

What in the World?

An innovative master’s program takes student engineers from Johns Hopkins Hospital to remote regions of the globe to find simple…

Winter 2015

Getting Pumped

For Joe Katz, heading up the ambitious 10-year effort to build the Hopkins Heart, a permanent replacement heart, is just…

Summer 2014

The Guru of Cyber-Cryptography

Matt Green aims to fundamentally change the way we interact with the electronic world—to ensure complete privacy “so that nobody…