Autonomous Robots in the Operating Room

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, or STAR, during a supervised operation (Image courtesy of Dr. Axel Krieger.) We have always been fascinated by robots—from evil robots out to destroy humanity and take over the world (Terminator) to alien robots that can turn into...

Green Hydrogen Is on the Rise

(Image courtesy of SGN.) Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, holds promise as the ideal energy storage medium. But extracting hydrogen sustainably (i.e., from renewable sources like water) is an expensive and energy-intensive process, which is why the...

The B-52 Is Making a Comeback

As the United States military has shifted its strategic focus from fighting insurgents to facing down China and Russia, it has started leaning on a Cold War-era relic to advance its objectives: the venerable B-52 Stratofortress. The B-52 has a massive 185-foot...