Two MIT doctoral students team up with other contestants to engineer getaway vehicles on educational television’s latest reality show.
Efforts to create custom-made organisms-one DNA letter at a time-could yield new sources of energy or novel drugs.
President Charles M. Vest is higher education’s champion on Capitol Hill, and he’s the university leader the government approaches first to head important task-force panels.
Webcams, tracking devices, and interlinked databases are leading to the elimination of unmonitored public space. Are we prepared for the consequences of the intelligence-gathering network we’re unintentionally building?
Carnegie Mellon’s Alex Waibel aims to turn computers into astute observers that sense our needs-and even our emotions.
Planes powered by cheap reusable rockets could be the future of space transportation. But don’t look to NASA: the initiative is coming from a group of small, maverick companies.