Pop science: Stanford engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling
From the 12.01.16 Issue
The spinning rainbow surface of a soap bubble is more than mesmerizing, it's a lesson in fluid mechanics. Better understanding of these hypnotic flows could bring improvements in many areas, from longer lasting beer foam to life-saving lung treatments.
Using analytics to understand energy consumption in buildings
From the 11.30.16 Issue
Civil and environmental engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University Mario Bergés is using sensing and analytics to understand energy consumption in buildings and disaggregate the total usage into its parts.
Turn your eyes to the skies for the latest explorers
In episode 68, Charlie and Jordan head outdoors to show how National Science Foundation-supported researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)--also known as drones--to gather data, improve communication and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go.