Impact

Winter 2016

Making Surgery Smarter and Safer

For years, Google has been hard at work on a smart car that promises to eliminate human error through technology,…

Winter 2016

Trending

“The number 4 million is hard to get your head around. That’s a lot of people whose data has been…

Winter 2016

Spray Paint to Soak Up the Sun

Imagine a clear solar paint that you could spray onto windows to capture the elusive energy of the sun. Or…

Winter 2016

Better Than Intuition

To design a stronger building or lighter, more aerodynamic aircraft wings, engineers typically rely on trial and error. They start…

Winter 2016

New Tools for Tapping Data

Vladimir Braverman likens the algorithms that he and his team are inventing to deal with massive amounts of streaming data…

Winter 2016

Rare Variants in the Crosshairs

Ever since the first draft of the human genome was published nearly 15 years ago, researchers have been working hard…

Winter 2016

The Power of Plastic

Cars and computers spew a lot of heat into the atmosphere. A family of materials known as thermoelectrics can turn…

Winter 2016

UPSTARTS

Metallic Lattices A trio of engineering researchers—from the mechanical, materials science, and civil engineering departments—has invented a new architecture for…

Winter 2016

Tech Tools: Dialing in a Diagnosis

Chlamydia has become one of the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, generating an astounding 4 million…