Engineering

Spanish-style buildings facing basketball court (Guardtop LLC)

U.S. is on the road to solving an urban environmental problem

Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are covering their asphalt roads with a coating that prevents the blacktop from absorbing and radiating the sun's heat.
Two people in car in a large garage (Dept. of Energy)

This sports car was made by a 3-D printer [video]

Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, test-drove a retro car with a new twist. The Shelby Cobra was 3-D printed at a national laboratory in Tennessee.
Teenager working on robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Students built robots to enter this global competition

Teens from over 160 countries compete in a challenge aimed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Illustration of a girl writing math equations on a blackboard (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Math and science have no gender

In most countries, boys are more likely than girls to excel in math and science. That is starting to change, thanks to a push by countries and educators.
Drawing of tanker ship approaching coast (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why should you care about liquefied natural gas?

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, can be put onto ships and delivered anywhere in the world. That's a big deal for countries' energy security.
Tubes and wires connected to plastic container (© Purdue Research Foundation)

U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.
Row of toilets on an assembly line (TOTO USA)

Japanese toilet maker taps U.S. engineers’ skills

A decision to manufacture its toilets in the U.S. and a reputation for being environmentally friendly are key to Japanese company TOTO's success.
Ashanti Johnson (Courtesy of Ashanti Johnson)

Oceanographer casts wide net for young talent

Ashanti Johnson, the first African American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M University-Galveston, knows about breaking barriers.
Head and shoulders of terra cotta archer (Courtesy of Qin Shihuangdi Mausoleum Site Museum, Lintong)

Age of Empires: Ancient Chinese art at the Met

The "Age of Empires" exhibit in New York features art from the Qin and Han dynasties 2,000 years ago that still influences Chinese society today.