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Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arm

May 22, 2015 9:03 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California ...

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FAA Unveils Messaging System to Reduce Delays

May 22, 2015 8:54 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during ...

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Android App Could Help Hackers Map Out Wearables Users

May 21, 2015 4:35 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

An Android app has been launched which can track metadata that has been emitted from devices using Bluetooth LE ...

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Spacecraft of the Week: Deep Space One

May 21, 2015 3:50 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Not every spacecraft is revolutionary enough to test an entirely new propulsion system. Deep Space 1 tested the ion engine as well as a dozen other technologies ...

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New Standard Set for Variety of Luminaries

May 21, 2015 3:20 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has printed a publication pertaining to attachment features of luminaires used in roadway and area lighting equipment ...

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New Engines Tap Latest Military Tech

May 21, 2015 2:59 pm | by Matt Benvie, GE Reports | News | Comments

From GPS to the Internet, many everyday technologies have military roots. The same is true for jet engines, especially those powering business jets. For America, the jet age began the night of October 4th, 1941 ...

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Bat-Inspired Sonar System Unveiled

May 21, 2015 2:53 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Rolf Mueller, an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed a prototype of a dynamic sonar system inspired by horseshoe bats. The prototype was presented ...

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Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient's Intentions

May 21, 2015 2:51 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain's movement center, the motor cortex, can allow patients with amputations or paralysis to control the movement of a robotic limb - one that can be either connected to or ...

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Device Self-Destructs When Heated

May 21, 2015 2:45 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could be ...

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NASA Advances CubeSat Concept for Planetary Exploration

May 21, 2015 2:41 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to ...

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Using a Sounding Rocket to Help Calibrate NASA's SDO

May 21, 2015 2:38 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Watching the sun is dangerous work for a telescope. Solar instruments in space naturally degrade over time, bombarded by a constant stream of solar particles that can cause a film of material to adhere to the optics ...

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Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Could Be Putting Seals' Hearing at Risk

May 21, 2015 2:32 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while ...

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Today in Engineering History: Amelia Earhart Completes Transatlantic Flight

May 21, 2015 2:25 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart completed the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman when she landed in Ireland. On the morning of May 20, Earhart left Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, with the ...

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Experience Trumps Degrees for IoT Professionals

May 21, 2015 2:08 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Does one need four years of college education in order to succeed as an engineer or developer? Several Internet of Things experts say no ...

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Supervolcano Possible on Mars; Plants Breathe Easy

May 21, 2015 1:55 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Today in space, the hush-hush X-37B military shuttle is orbiting the Earth, and box-sized CubeSats ride along with the LightSail project. The CubeSats may be the next step in unmanned space exploration, since they are small and can be loaded with all kinds of instruments and experiments ...

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