Engineering Design

More Stories in Engineering Design

  1. Physics

    Experiment: Where does a bouncing basketball’s energy go?

    Let’s explore whether energy loss to heat could explain why a basketball doesn’t bounce back to its original height.

    By
  2. Tech

    Offshore wind farms could do far more than just make clean power

    Offshore wind farms cost more than onshore ones. But their ability to make ‘green’ hydrogen and capture carbon dioxide could help this wind power pay off.

    By
  3. Tech

    Let’s learn about flying drones for science

    Airborne robots help researchers keep tabs on wildlife, agriculture and more.

    By
  4. Physics

    Scientists Say: Muon

    Tracking muons raining down on Earth can reveal new details of pyramids, volcanoes and thunderstorms.

    By
  5. Environment

    New ultrathin materials can pull climate-warming CO2 from the air

    To slow global warming, we’ll need help from CO2-trapping materials. Enter MXenes. They’re strong and reactive — and they love to eat up CO2.

    By
  6. Ecosystems

    Restoring giant underwater forests, one blade at a time

    Giant kelp are at risk due to climate change and human activities. In New Zealand, a community effort is rebuilding these underwater algal forests.

    By
  7. Physics

    Heat makes water evaporate. Now it appears light can, too

     In the lab, shining light on water made it evaporate faster. This never-before-seen effect, if real, might be happening naturally all around us.

    By
  8. Physics

    A new tool shows tiny changes in the ’24-hour’ length of a day

    An underground instrument known as ‘G’ uses laser beams to measure Earth’s rotation — a gauge of day length — with extreme precision.

    By
  9. Tech

    Particles from tree waste could prevent fogged lenses, windshields

    A new coating made from a renewable resource — water-loving nanoparticles made from wood — could keep glass surfaces fog-free.

    By