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A Computerized Makeup Artist

Should this be your new look? Let’s ask a computer

Everyone needs a good makeover once in a while, but what if one can’t afford a makeup artist? In the future, those trying to improve their appearance may be able to turn to computers for not just hair and fashion help, but virtual makeup consultation as well.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have created software to do just that, using a webcam to capture a 3-D image of the subject’s face.

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NASA Technology Helps Tame Bad Hair

Can rocket science help eliminate bad hair days?

As anyone with a decent amount of hair on his or her head can attest, waking up to a mop of messy locks can be frustrating and time-consuming.

That’s why Procter & Gamble, the makers of Pantene hair products, has tapped NASA technology to try to bring a permanent end to bad hair days.

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Engineering Is: Creating New Materials


Nanotechnology is the re-engineering of matter at the atomic and molecular levels. That kind of manipulation means researchers can create brand-new materials that have applications in many areas, including health care, auto-manufacturing, aeronautics, fashion, and cosmetics.

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