Computers

Computers are transforming our world. Look around right now and you are sure to find at least one - but probably many - appliances that rely on computer hardware or software to function properly.

There are obvious computers: laptops, tablets, smart phones and gaming consoles; but there are also computers integrated into our cars, security systems, even the thermostats that control the heating and cooling in your home or school.

Today you may carry one in your backpack or pocket. In the not-too-distant future, you may be wearing them like sunglasses! No matter how the computers change in the future, you can be sure that engineers will help design, develop, and manufacture them.

Engineers even create the computer systems that other engineers use to design and improve machines, systems, and processes.

  • Kate Gramling Posted on November 14, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    She Taught a Computer to Fight Cancer
    Brittany Wenger a high schooler from Sarasota, Florida won the 2012 Google Science Fair by creating an artificial neural network capable of helping doctors detect breast cancer.
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    Resource Added: November 14, 2012

    Latest Update: October 31, 2012

  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 24, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Talking Cars Prevent Crashes
    Engineers in Michigan are monitoring the largest-ever road test for “talking” vehicles. The information collected from the test will help develop control systems that could transform the way you travel around town.
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    Resource Added: October 24, 2012

    Latest Update: October 24, 2012

  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 16, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Computer or Temporary tattoo
    Engineers working in an area of “biointegrated technology” have created electronic sensors so small and light that you can wear them like temporary tattoos.
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    Resource Added: October 16, 2012

    Latest Update: October 17, 2012

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