Could censorship end the internet as we know it? Not if Roya Ensafi can help it.
Her fight for your rights
How to make the robot revolution serve the people
In the midst of outfitting a new building, Michigan roboticists shape a world where robots empower, instead of imperil, our humanity.
A face that looks like mine
Engineering is a field that remains stubbornly white and male. NextProf is designed to change that.
Give Earth [another] chance
Ross Vander Meulen is far too young to remember the 1948 Donora Smog, when air pollution over a Pennsylvania steel town grew so toxic that it killed 20 people and sickened thousands more. At 23, he doesn’t remember the Los Angeles of the 1950s, when small children sometimes fainted from the smog. It seems unimaginable to […]
With an offer “only an idiot would refuse,” Chuck Cannon (BSE NAME ’67) was working with Global Marine, Inc.’s chief engineer John Graham on the hull design for “Glomar Explorer” – an enormous deep ocean mining ship Cannon was told would be used for an audacious Howard Hughes-backed effort to mine manganese from the ocean […]
A view beyond
The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing breathtaking images of the cosmos since the early 1990s, and for most of that time, Thomas Griffin (BS AOSS ’78, MS AS ’80) has been working behind the scenes at NASA to help keep the observatory fully operational. Here he chooses his favorite Hubble images—from a detailed close-up […]