There is an urgent need for greater awareness of the dangerous substances found in the environment.
The most thoughtful gifts can also be the most sustainable, and last long after Christmas has ended.
Engineers predict a time when people and robots physically interact all day long. For that to happen safely will require new soft materials that can do things like sense touch and change shape.
M. Stanley Whittingham, John B. Goodenough and Akira Yoshino made the batteries in our pockets possible.
Manufacturing quantum computers would be a lot easier with existing technology than the exotic components currently used to build them.
The typical American's annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
Our brains create new memories, and forget old ones, by forging and breaking connections between nerve cells. Now researchers can do something similar using a light-sensitive electronic chip.
Phosphorene nanoribbons are like tagliatelle, but carry the potential to boost battery capacity by 50%.
When teenagers sleep for less than eight hours a night, they are at increased risk of suicide, being overweight, high rates of injury, poor sustained attention and low school grades.
Technological advances and discoveries are moving at a rate faster than engineering education can keep up with. The solution is a revised approach to teaching engineering.
Buttons don't always make things easier – and using them can be fraught with peril and troubling power dynamics.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
Cybersecurity efforts could take a lead from open-source software, creating hardware whose designs are open for all to see and examine.
After two decades of work, the technical challenges of a bendable screen may have been overcome.
Paper-based devices with foldable, biodegradable batteries provide a new way to reduce electronic waste. But how would these new gadgets work?
What's the connection between kids making paper snowflakes and wearable devices that stretch and bend with your body? Engineers who find design inspirations from many sources.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
No amount of post-consumer recycling can recoup the waste generated before consumers purchase their devices.
Guidelines for screen use for students need to take more than just time into account. Sleep, eye health, posture and other wellbeing issues need consideration as well.
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun.