Eric Niiler

All Stories by Eric Niiler

  1. Tech

    Robots may soon actively crawl through your gut

    Doctors are working with engineers to develop robotic tools that can crawl through the body to deliver medicine or scout for signs of disease.

  2. Chemistry

    Olympic ski racers use chemistry to enhance their performance

    The chemistry of ski wax plays an important role in whether a skier wins or loses. They need a wax that helps them slip speedily downhill yet grip well uphill.

  3. Computing

    Cyber warriors

    Contests where teens compete to keep computers safe from hackers are helping to train and grow the next generation of cyber defenders.

  4. Animals

    Blending in

    Engineers take a lesson from nature’s masters of disguise.