Engineering 101

Gaia Charts the Galaxy

The Gaia space mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) is mapping our galaxy, providing unprecedented, detailed data that promises to revolutionize our knowledge of the solar system and beyond. Gaia, launched on December 19th, 2013, from…

Rock Conference in the Rockies

The Geological Society of America's Connects 2022 is now open for registration. The event, to be held October 9th-12th in Denver, Colorado, will offer full online participation for those unable to attend in person. GSA will livestream and…

How Healthcare Harms the Planet

A knee replacement creates nearly 30 pounds of waste, and almost half of that is biohazardous materials that require a great deal of energy to treat for safe disposal. Cataract surgery releases 400 pounds (181.8 kilograms) of carbon…

ANYmal Takes Strides for Robotics

Hiking trails can contain many types of terrain: dirt, scree, mud, and areas where tree roots snake out over the walking space. None of these are conducive to robot maneuvering. However, ANYmal, a quadrupedal robot from Robotic Systems Lab…