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MIT students help 9-year-old with cerebral palsy with a 'hacked' walker

Lilly is an energetic 9-year-old, but she can’t run around with her friends the way she wants to.<p>She has to use a walker because of her cerebral …

Autism

Rooftop concentrating photovoltaics win big over silicon in outdoor testing

A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in …

UBC invention uses bacteria to purify water

A University of British Columbia-developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West …

bérubé

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Physical Sciences & Engineering<p>Global Reach<p>rv234@cornell.edu<p>202-434-8049<p>Eight Cornell undergraduates, representing the Engineers Without …

South America

STEAM Zone: an Afternoon of Mechanical Engineering at Miami-Dade Public Library

The Miami-Dade Public Library hosted a series of innovative, technology-based programs for center city youth that focus on Science, Technology, …

This inflatable robot snake creeps through tiny spaces and could help with search and rescue missions

The department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University have developed a snake-like robot that is able to to squeeze through tight gaps which could prove to be invaluable in search and rescue scenarios.<p>By using a process known as 'eversion' the tube is able to unfurl itself from the inside …

Villages provided drinking water from private borewells

The district administration has taken steps to provide drinking water to the severely affected villages in the district by hiring water from private …

Struck by Uganda's Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.<p>While teaching in Uganda in 2010, American college student Kathy Ku noticed that both she and her host family were getting sick a lot from drinking the water. She kept thinking about the problem even …

Science May Have Discovered the Solution to World Hunger

<b>How do we solve world hunger?</b> For ages, that question has plagued scientists, economists, and world leaders alike, but here's one novel solution: take the ingredients out of thin air, add a little solar energy, and convert it into a highly nutritious protein. It sounds like pure science fiction—but …

An Incredible New Filter Can Remove Almost 100% of Toxic Materials from Water

Not a Fan of Heavy Metals<p>People living in urban centers, in many ways, have more access to a large variety of services. However, such urban regions …

Quebec-based Detectick app helps identify which insects are ticks

If you find a bug on your leg this summer that could be a tick, and you want to try to identify it, now there's an app to help you do just …