Bay Area Teen Designs, Builds Prosthetic Hand for Romanian ManUsing a 3-D printer and a lot of ingenuity, a 15-year-old Bay Area resident created a new prosthetic hand for a stranger on the other side of the world, free of charge.
Voicemail Warning About Cracks in Florida Bridge Was MissedAn engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse.
Custom-Built Robotic Arms Helping To Keep Salesforce Tower CleanThe challenge of washing window on a curved building at about 1,000 feet off the ground is quite the task.
Stephanie Reeves: Engineering Her Own FutureVIDEO: Engineering Her Own Future: From the military to engineering, determination and confidence have been her keys to success.
U.S. Army Developing Drones to Dominate More Than Just the SkySome of the country’s brightest scientific minds have been focused on a broad research program, led by the Army Research Lab (ARL), to give birth to the next generation of drones.
BART Struggles To Fill Engineering JobsBART doesn't have enough engineers to handle its growing workload and is having a problem filling dozens of openings for engineers.
Intel Pledges $5 Million To Oakland Schools For STEM, Computer Science ProgramIntel has pledged $5 million over the next five years to create a pilot project Oakland schools that will produce hundreds of computer scientists.
Twinkies' Turnaround: How The Hostess Treat Miraculously Averted DemiseIt wasn't long ago that we were reporting on the demise of the iconic snack food company behind Twinkies, but Forbes Magazine reports their miraculous comeback purely engineering genius.
For The Love Of ScienceThe school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge ConstructionA Senate report finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge deliberately brushed off concerns about flawed work and there was a pattern of secrecy on the project.
Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For WomenRep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.
Yahoo Female Executive Sued By Ex-Employee For Sexual Harassment Yahoo and a high-level female executive are being sued by a woman who claims sexual harassment and wrongful termination.