Engineering 101

Smart Plants? Sure!

Droughts. Floods. Heat waves. Climate change is threatening our food supplies. But what if plants were smart enough to change how they adapt to our dynamic world? Researchers at Stanford University are bioengineering plants, manipulating…

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…