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Nanobots in Your Brain Could Be the Future of Learning

December 19, 2014 3:00 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte predicts that we might learn by injecting nanobots into the bloodstream, altering the brain at the level of the neuron ...              


Astronaut’s-Eye View of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Re-entry

December 19, 2014 2:55 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

New video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a taste of what the vehicle endured as it returned through Earth’s atmosphere during its Dec. 5 flight test ...       


Photos of the Day: 3D Printable Ornaments

December 19, 2014 2:54 pm | by Juste Semetaite, Community & Content Manager at | Blogs | Comments

Do you know what we find really disturbing? A lack of holiday spirit. Common, let those bells jingle. This year we are ready to confess we have the OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder). If you want to make this year's holiday a lot more ...


Do We Live in a Two-Dimensional Hologram?

December 19, 2014 2:53 pm | by Fermilab | Videos | Comments

Do we live in a two-dimensional hologram? A group of Fermilab scientists has designed an experiment to find out. It’s called the Holometer, and this video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the device that could change the way ...  


Blackberry Posts 3Q Adjusted Profit, Revenue Down

December 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blackberry was considered a game changer in 1999 when it launched the RIM 950, which allowed on-the-go business people to access email wirelessly. Then came a new generation of competing smartphones, and suddenly ...     


SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System

December 19, 2014 2:24 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability ...      


Today in Engineering History: Last Lunar-Landing Mission

December 19, 2014 1:13 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history 1972, the final three astronauts to travel to the moon arrived back to Earth, successfully completing the Apollo 17 mission. Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison H. Schmitt stayed on the surface of the moon for a ...


Sony Hack Adds to Security Pressure on Companies

December 19, 2014 12:46 pm | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger ...    


Fab-Grade SLA Innovation with New ProX 800

December 19, 2014 12:34 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

3D Systems has announced the ProX 800, the latest in the company’s family of accurate, production-level Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers. The ProX 800 production SLA printer features a new laser print head ...

Honda Opens Museum, Training Facility in Ohio

December 19, 2014 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is opening a new training facility in central Ohio, along with a museum that pays tribute to the automaker's history in North America over a half a century. The company unveiled the $35 million Honda Heritage Center on ...   


Obtaining Live Images from Inside Materials

December 19, 2014 12:15 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

n medicine, X-rays provide high-resolution images of our insides to help doctors make a definitive diagnosis. Industry uses X-rays, too – as a reliable, non-destructive way of seeing what’s hidden on inside materials and ...    


Smaller Lidars Could Allow UAVs to Conduct Underwater Scans

December 19, 2014 12:01 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water’s surface – are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 pounds, the systems are large and heavy, and they require costly, piloted aircraft to ...


Melting Battery Compartment Among 3 Design Fails This Week

December 19, 2014 10:55 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

This week in recalls, engines are locking up, battery compartments are reaching dangerous temperatures, and circuit breakers aren’t tripping ...                             


Amputee Makes History Controlling Two Modular Prosthetic Limbs

December 19, 2014 10:49 am | by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory's Modular ...  


NASA Finds Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

December 19, 2014 10:30 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin ... 



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