Engineering

People joining hands (Courtesy of EWB USA)

U.S. engineers and poor communities build bridges

Engineers Without Borders USA works on what the engineers call "low-tech, high-impact projects" in 42 countries, from latrines to water supplies to bridges.
Group of people clapping and cheering (© AP Images)

These business pros are rooting for you [video]

Where do you go to get business advice? These Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship have a few words of wisdom for you.
Technicians working in lab (Courtesy of Cyclotron Road)

They sound like sci-fi, but these new technologies could become mainstream...

The technology of the future may soon be at your fingertips. Researchers at Cyclotron Road are creating a new generation of clean-energy technologies.
Artist's rendition of solar roadway, with lights glowing in foreground panels (Courtesy of Solar Roadways)

Is it sunrise for solar highways? [video]

Solar roadways are coming to the U.S. as pilot projects. The tiles that create the roads act as solar panels but can also solve other environmental issues.
Spacecraft booster undergoing fiery test (NASA)

Fired up for Mars: World’s most powerful booster passes final test

Before upcoming U.S. space excursions to the moon and beyond, the rocket booster for the missions underwent a test that turned sand to glass.
Girls wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table (Courtesy of MEDO)

Schoolgirls help build Africa’s first private satellite

South Africa is getting its first private satellite, thanks to an ambitious group of schoolgirls and the Meta Economic Development Organization.
Robot (© AP Images)

Students start tinkering with NASA’s latest Mars robots

A 6-foot, 300-pound humanoid robot named Val may make some of the first footprints on Mars, with a little help from university students.