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Photos of the Day: The First Untethered Soft Robot

September 12, 2014 10:20 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of researchers was able to scale up earlier soft-robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate — micro-compressors, control systems, and batteries ...      

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World's Largest DNA Origami Created

September 12, 2014 10:15 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics ... 

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23andMe CEO Navigates Health Regulation

September 12, 2014 10:07 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company seemed to ...  

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Ceramics Don't Have to Be Brittle

September 12, 2014 10:06 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of its air sucked out while maintaining its filled shape. Such a vacuum balloon, which could help ease the world's current shortage of ...

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Tesla's Tax Break Package Enacted

September 12, 2014 10:03 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

"It doesn't get any bigger than this," Sandoval said as he put his signature to four bills late Thursday night, shortly after the state Legislature unanimously approved the package that includes tax credits and other incentives worth up to ...

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NASA Extends, Increases Value of Bioastronautics Contract at Johnson

September 12, 2014 9:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has extended and increased the value of its contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center ...  

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The New Backup Imperative for Manufacturers in the Digital Era

September 12, 2014 9:47 am | by Chris Grossman, Senior Vice President Enterprise Applications, Rand Secure Data | Articles | Comments

The impact of the digital age in manufacturing and manufacturing design has driven the creation of electronically stored information to never before seen levels. Just a few of the areas seeing a major increase in storage requirements ...  

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Making Drones More Customizable

September 12, 2014 9:45 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles for multiple applications ...     

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Connecting Customer Decisions to Design Decisions

September 12, 2014 9:39 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Connecting our information about customer desires with our designs is difficult. If it seems simple, we probably missed something. In the realm of product development, the most challenging and often the riskiest part of the design process is ...

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Moving Silicon Atoms in Graphene with Atomic Precision

September 12, 2014 9:31 am | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959: is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials? For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science, but starting with groundbreaking experiments in ...  

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Cutting the Cord on Soft Robots

September 12, 2014 9:18 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

When it comes to soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Developers from Harvard’s School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have produced the first untethered ...

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HP Fined $58.7M for Bribery of Russian Government

September 11, 2014 8:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million. The Securities and Exchange Commission says ...    

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TI’s Wireless Haptic Development Kit

September 11, 2014 5:18 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects ...

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Infographic: 5 Bridge Technologies in History

September 11, 2014 5:17 pm | by Ohio University | News | Comments

It can be hard to imagine a world without bridges, just getting home from a friend’s house might take several days instead of five minutes, fortunately the ancient Romans stepped up to the plate. Ohio University took a look at the five major bridge ...

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Lapp Develops New Cable Glands for Hygienic Manufacturing Environments

September 11, 2014 4:37 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Lapp Group’s new SKINTOP INOX cable connector prevents microorganisms and bacteria from sticking to its surface, making it suitable for food and beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Made from ...

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