Engineers design ‘living materials’

Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots.

UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made from the same material.

Twitter puts patents in hands of engineers

Twitter's seized the moral high ground by giving control of its patents to its staff, and promising never to become a patent troll.

IT support scam hits millions of users

An astonishing one in seven computer users may have received phone calls from scammers posing as support engineers, Microsoft is warning.

China is governed by scientists, what about the US?

Did you know that China is governed by scientists? Yes, both the Chinese President and his Premier are engineers. In addition, 8 out of China’s top 9 government officials are scientists.

Does Google have a high-level mole at Twitter?

A mole may have informed Google that Twitter was attempting to poach two of its senior engineers.