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Why I Make Robots the Size of a Grain of Rice

January 29, 2015 10:52 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in ...

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Record Number of Women Join Top-Ranked Canadian Engineering School

January 29, 2015 10:41 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Women now account for 30.6 percent of first-year students in U of T Engineering programs: a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year ...

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Photos of the Day: McLaren Unveils Honda-Powered Car for 2015

January 29, 2015 9:58 am | by McLaren | News | Comments

Take a close look at the brand-new MP4-30 chassis – the car that will contest the 2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship – and discover how Honda and McLaren’s racing DNA links this car to one of its most illustrious forebears ...   

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How to Trick a Fitness Tracker

January 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise. Researcher Caitlin Stackpool and her team from the University of ... 

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LG Electronics in Red in 4Q on Plasma TV Business Closure

January 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business. The Korean company reported a net loss of ...     

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Using Virtual Reality to Train Future Engineers

January 29, 2015 9:40 am | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

The University of Michigan MIDEN virtual reality cave gives Michigan Engineers an unprecedented insight into the way structures come together, buckle, and collapse. The MIDEN foregoes physically constructing “steel sculptures” traditionally ...

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Tape: Scientist Offers to Build Nuke Bomb Targeting New York

January 29, 2015 9:34 am | by Russell Contreras, Associated Press | News | Comments

A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings ...

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Hybrid Memory Device for Superconducting Computing

January 29, 2015 9:34 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A team of NIST scientists has devised and demonstrated a novel nanoscale memory technology for superconducting computing that could hasten the advent of an urgently awaited, low-energy alternative to power-hungry conventional data centers ...

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State Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as ...  

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Battle of the Big Phones

January 29, 2015 9:26 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. The South Korean company said Thursday its October-December profit sank, with an ...     

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Engineering Seismic Retrofits That Don't Break the Bank

January 29, 2015 9:24 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the state-of-the-art Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a full-scale model building to test new ways to protect structures from earthquakes and potentially save ...

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Teardown: AC Voltage Standard

January 29, 2015 9:20 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave does some performance checks and then tears down a Krohn Hite EDC 4601 0.05% 6 decade 1ppm resolution 0-1000V AC voltage standard ...           

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Laser Co-Creator Charles Townes, a Nobel Laureate, Dies

January 29, 2015 9:10 am | by Lisa Leff, Associated Press | News | Comments

Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that ...

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Brainstorm: Rapid Prototyping Materials (Part 3)

January 29, 2015 9:07 am | by Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product & Channel Management at 3D Systems | Blogs | Comments

Advances in rapid prototyping materials include improvements in tear and thermal resistance, shape memory, stiffness, and photorealistic color. In terms of composite printing, 3D Systems has announced a new elastomer material, with up to ...

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Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Ready for Demonstration Flights

January 28, 2015 5:12 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program is ready for customer demonstration flights, having completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems. Flights for prospective customers around the world are ...

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