Welcome to the real world, Iron Man

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone stu­dents were inspired by the movie Iron Man in their devel­op­ment of goCAD, a pro­gram that allows users to manip­u­late vir­tual objects with nothing but a swipe of their hand.

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Hiding in plain sight

Appli­ca­tions like invis­i­bility cloaking can’t be real­ized until the meta­ma­te­rials that enable them are oper­able at a range of fre­quen­cies. New research from asso­ciate pro­fessor Hos­sein Mos­al­laei could lead to this possibility.

Taking flight, then taking it apart

Elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering stu­dents devel­oped new soft­ware for a remote-​​controlled heli­copter and then mod­i­fied it to make the hov­ering device easy to transport.