Mechanical Engineering News
The maiden voyage of a humanoid robotic diver recovers treasures from King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Powered by artificial intelligence and haptic feedback systems, the robot OceanOne gives human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the ocean depths.
Friday, April 22, 2016
An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.
Friday, April 22, 2016
A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Mark Fields discusses the evolution of the auto industry, and how the business he leads is moving from an auto company to an auto and mobility company.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Barbara Beskind discusses the importance of observing, listening, trusting, and learning from mistakes
Friday, March 4, 2016
Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.
Meet "Hedgehog": Your tour guide to asteroids, comets and other things that whirl around the solar system
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The basic process of force-generation in muscle has been known for decades, but until now no one has ever seen it work at a microscopic level in a living human. The new microscope could provide unique insights into treating muscular degenerative diseases.
Friday, December 11, 2015
How do we prevent collisions when thousands of drones are flying in congested areas? A software-enabled system could play the role of an autonomous air traffic manager for unmanned flights.
Stanford-led skyscraper-style chip design could boost electronic performance by factor of a thousand
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In modern computer systems, processor and memory chips are laid out like single-story structures in a suburb. But suburban layouts waste time and energy. A new skyscraper-like design, based on materials more advanced than silicon, provides the next computing platform.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Grants will fund groundbreaking energy research
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
New laboratory technique allows researchers to replicate on a tiny scale the swirling clouds of ionized gases that power the sun, to further our understanding of fusion energy, solar flares and other cosmic phenomena.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
SLAC, Stanford Engineering discovery could speed important chemical reactions, such as making hydrogen fuel
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Researchers have long been able to prod stem cells into forming heart-like beating clumps in the lab, but those cells don't behave like normal heart cells. Getting them to mimic normal adult cells – a critical step for eventually using them to test drugs – requires tension and a specific shape.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Arun Majumdar, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, will serve as co-director of the university's Precourt Institute for Energy. He will serve with the current director, Sally M. Benson, professor of energy resources engineering.
Friday, August 28, 2015
By solving how whooper swans keep their heads steady during flapping flight, Stanford engineers have developed a camera suspension system that could allow drones to produce crisper video images.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In his new book, Roth says he believes that people can lead more fulfilling lives by actually doing things, instead of merely trying to do things.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Lovebirds turn their heads at record speeds to maneuver through densely crowded airspace. Stanford Engineering's David Lentink says this strategy could be applied to drone cameras to improve visual systems.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Crystalline semiconductors such as silicon can catch photons and convert their energy into electron flows. New research shows that a little stretching could give one of silicon's lesser-known cousins its own place in the sun.