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Engineering Newswire 117: Electric Scooter Unfolds in a Second

November 20, 2014 | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re searching the sea with robotic ocean gliders, unfolding an electric scooter in a single second, and shielding our eyes from blinding headlights ...          

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HotSpot: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices: NVIDIA unveiled a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator, designed for a wide range of ...    

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Tiny Satellites Show Us the Earth as it Changes in Near-Real-Time

November 19, 2014 4:25 pm | by TED | Comments

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller ...  

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From Science Fiction to Science Fact

November 19, 2014 4:21 pm | by NASA 360 | Comments

Is suspended animation possible? Can we 3D print whole structures on the moon? How about swimming the ocean of Europa? Maybe ...                    

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Engineering Update: Close-Air Support in Only 6 Minutes

November 14, 2014 11:02 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: Engadget Expand, held in New York at the Javitz Center, has become a cool platform for showcasing DIY creations and Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects, and one of the neatest items from ...

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Accidental Discoveries That Changed the World

November 14, 2014 10:31 am | by Reactions - American Chemical Society | Comments

Throughout the history of science, many major discoveries came accidentally. Sometimes they came from recognizing potential in an unexpected product or waste. Other times, discovery came out of pure desperation from a seemingly ...  

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Catch Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things

November 14, 2014 9:43 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director | Comments

IEEE has 80 Internet of Things (IoT) related standards with 45 more currently in development, ranging from telecommunications and information exchange in metropolitan area networks to device specific personal health communication ...  

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Engineering Newswire 116: Karate Robot Does Crane Kick on Cinder Blocks

November 13, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re showing off the world’s smallest reed switch, flying atom planes that are stronger than graphene, and doing karate with the Atlas robot ...            

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Rocket-Propelled Bicycle Reaches Record 207 MPH

November 12, 2014 11:39 am | by SwissRocketman | Comments

On November 7th of 2014, on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located at Le Castellet in South of France, François Gissy has reached an incredible speed of 333 km/h on the rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold ...   

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3D-Printing a Lunar Base

November 12, 2014 11:15 am | by European Space Agency | Comments

Could astronauts one day be printing rather than building a base on the Moon? In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D-printing using lunar material was feasible in principle. Since then, work continues to investigate ...

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Astronauts Put GoPro in Floating Water Bubble

November 7, 2014 11:03 am | by NASA | Comments

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the ...   

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Robots Awaken Ghosts in the Lab

November 6, 2014 5:10 pm | by EPFL | Comments

Ghosts only exist in our minds, and we know precisely where to look for them. Patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric conditions have often reported a strange “feeling of a presence.” EPFL researchers have now succeeded in ...

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Avoiding Buried Utilities & Excavation Accidents

November 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

We live above a web of buried utility lines that make modern life possible. Michigan Engineers are developing a revolutionary method for excavator operators to avoid accidentally hitting buried utilities. Using a fast and highly cost effective ...

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Shape-Shifting Micro Muscles Will Pump You Up

November 6, 2014 9:57 am | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

First of their kind, self-assembling particle chains may serve as muscles for futuristic tiny robots. This breakthrough has Michigan Engineers pumped up. They have demonstrated the ability to extend and retract—flex—nanoscale colloidal fibers ...

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A Flying Camera ... on a Leash

November 6, 2014 9:40 am | by Sergei Lupashin, TED | Comments

Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a ...     

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Engineering Newswire 115: Engineers Drop Bombs for Safety

November 6, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re dropping bombs for safety, coating batteries for consumption, and saying goodbye to our bearded friend ...                 

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