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Engineering Awards From a Humble Garage

From a humble garage has come some pretty amazing stuff. Sleek, gorgeous Apple computers got their start in a garage. So did Amazon.com, Google and even the Wonderful World of Disney. And now, the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Wave Energy Prize winners have joined the clan. Portland, Oregon’s Alex Hagmüller and Max…

Tesla Makes Solar Panels Gorgeous

What if solar power hardware was invisible, more efficient and able to run everything from your home to your car? It’s true. Tesla is changing everything you thought you knew about residential solar panels. Back in Jimmy Carter’s days as President of the United States, solar seemed like a fringe idea. And the bulky panels…

The Adorable, Autonomous Octobot

What’s the cutest, squiggliest robot in the world? It’s the Octobot, and it’s charting new territory for soft, autonomous robotics. This 3D printed machine merges robotics with a familiar soft robotics theme, the octopus. It looks as simple as a gummy candy. But researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences…