Engineering 101

Levitating Objects Using Only Light

Levitation may sound like the stuff of magic shows or New Age gurus, but California Institute of Technology researchers have designed a way to levitate and propel objects using only light, by creating specific nanoscale patterning on the…

One Step Closer to Viable Bio-Jet Fuels

With weight restrictions on aircraft, it’s been difficult to electrify aviation fuel using batteries or fuel cells. But researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Berkeley have been working on plant-based sugars to create bio-jet fuels…

AI is the New Electricity

As with all emerging technological trends, some elements of artificial intelligence (AI) are hyped out of proportion, some elements are ahead of their time, and some even incite fear. However, there remains some truth beneath the hype,…