The country is pushing to digitally modernize itself, but one of the developed world’s starkest gender gaps is holding it back.
The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.
Some engineers looking at the failure of a 13-story condo tower in Florida said the collapse appeared to have begun somewhere near the bottom of the building.
A New York Times investigation found that poor work by Mr. Slim’s company led to the fatal accident. Mr. Slim may be willing to help fix it, but it is not clear if he would pay the costs.
Towers with sections that extend into the open air seem to defy gravity. Here are a few ways architects and engineers make it happen.
The engineers are in the kitchen, again.
The winner of multiple Grammys, he engineered or produced records by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and many others.
Armed with degrees in biomedicine and engineering, she wanted to administer health care. Her Covid-19 death came just five days before her father’s.
The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.
Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging.
His massive machine, known as TONTO, helped transform the music in Stevie Wonder’s mind into classic albums like “Innervisions.”
When Mr. Kelly, an engineer, wasn’t designing ways to communicate with spacecraft, he was opening doors for Black families to move into the San Fernando Valley.
He modernized the Bechtel Group as it oversaw construction on scores of megaprojects, including the Bay Area transit system and Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Industrial City.
An engineer for the maker of the shuttle’s booster rockets, he opposed letting it take off, worried that cold weather might affect them. He was right.
His equipment became the industry standard and influenced the sound of groups like Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Chicago and the Who.
He remained proud of the towers, which stood long enough for thousands to escape on 9/11, but carried with him “a troubled heart.”
At a time when there were few other Black astrophysicists, he developed a telescopic device that went to the moon on Apollo 16.
The creation of the union, a rarity in Silicon Valley, follows years of increasing outspokenness by Google workers. Executives have struggled to handle the change.
Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.
A blind runner issued a challenge to technologists last year to find a way for him to run safely without a guide. They did.
Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.
The idea of modifying Earth’s atmosphere to cool the planet, once seen as too risky to seriously consider, is attracting new money and attention.
Nine years late and $4 billion over budget, the airport is already outdated. Repeated blunders dented the image of German efficiency, but the “poor but sexy” capital has long been a bit different.
The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft collected rock and dirt samples from Bennu, but it appears to be losing some of what it grabbed.
Labs closed in the pandemic, but innovation doesn’t stop. So while some workers have the home office, engineers have the garage.
A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.
For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.
Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it’s really hot out?
As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
A choreography of swimming, walking and rolling could help future rovers avoid getting stuck in loose soil on the moon or Mars.
It’s made with marshmallows, too.
For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.
The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.
The pandemic inspired an innovative project to design and make a low-cost ventilator in weeks, not years.
In my years in NASA and since, I’ve seen the untapped potential of women, particularly women of color.