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Exercise Device Designed for People with Paraplegia

May 22, 2015 12:02 pm | by Northeastern University | News | Comments

Five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity student-researchers have retro­fitted a rowing machine with an inge­nious device, allowing people with para­plegia to exer­cise without the aid of a trainer. The mod­i­fied ergometer, dubbed the ...


How Digital Wind Farms Will Make Wind Power 20% More Efficient

May 22, 2015 11:58 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Few people embody the backyard inventor better than Charles Brush. In 1887, he built behind his mansion in Cleveland, Ohio, a 4-ton wind generator with 144 blades and a comet-like tail, and used it to power a set of ...


3D Printing Helped to Save Woman's Kidney

May 22, 2015 11:55 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Healthcare has once again received a life-saving assist from 3D printing technology. Doctors at a university hospital in China recently used 3D printing technology to plan tumor removal surgery ...


Naval Research Lab Patents Compact Orbital Debris Sensor

May 22, 2015 11:51 am | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Geospace Science and Technology Branch, has received a U.S. patent for the Optical Orbital Debris Spotter, a compact, low power, low cost, local space debris detection concept that ...


Marines Test Glasses That Enhance Augmented Reality System

May 22, 2015 11:41 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Marines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval ...


NOAA's GOES-R Satellite Begins Environmental Testing

May 22, 2015 11:34 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The GOES-R satellite, slated to launch in 2016, is ready for environmental testing. Environmental testing simulates the harsh conditions of launch and the space environment once the satellite is in orbit. The GOES-R satellite and ...


Robot Masters New Skills Through Trial & Error

May 22, 2015 11:31 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn ...


Method of Signal Transmission from Nanocomponents Developed

May 22, 2015 11:26 am | by University of Basel | News | Comments

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to ...


Slinky Lookalike 'Hyperlens' Helps Us See Tiny Objects

May 22, 2015 11:21 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement - called a metamaterial hyperlens - doesn't climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects ...


Computational Technique Advances Color 3D Printing Process

May 22, 2015 11:16 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering & Applied Science | News | Comments

Working with researchers at Zhejiang University in China, Changxi Zheng, assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, has developed a technique that enables hydrographic printing, a widely used ...


Honda Driver Rahal Says Chevrolet Has 'Huge Advantage'

May 22, 2015 9:48 am | by Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Graham Rahal knows which manufacturer is the one to beat in the Indianapolis 500 — and it's not his own. A Honda driver, Rahal has spent May looking up at all the Chevrolets ahead ...


NASA Offers $1.5 Million Prize for Recycled Mars Habitats

May 22, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Information keeps coming from NASA's Dawn spacecraft: it has now detected bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. They could be volcanoes or salt deposits, but a public online poll lists "other" as the most popular ...


5 Things to Know as Pyrex Reaches 100-Year Milestone

May 22, 2015 9:42 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. The Corning Museum of ...


Tuk-Tuk Taxi Maker Aims to Make Inroads in U.S.

May 22, 2015 9:39 am | by Thomas Peipert, Associated Press | News | Comments

They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing. Now, a company that manufactures the tuk-tuk ...


Professor Offered China Data on U.S.-Made Device

May 22, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of ...



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