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Commuters Don't Want Self-Driving Cars Anymore

July 30, 2015 2:27 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Sustainable Worldwide Transportation Research Institute recently examined motorist preferences for vehicle automation levels, including interaction preferences and overall concern ...


World's First White Lasers Demonstrated

July 30, 2015 1:53 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white light ...


Colonoscopies of the Future

July 30, 2015 1:50 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Colonoscopy is a safe and effective medical procedure that's proven to saves lives. Used for routine cancer screening, it can help identify colon tumors in their early stages ...


Making the New Silicon

July 30, 2015 1:47 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon ...


A Cost-Effective Solution to Tuned Graphene Production

July 30, 2015 1:42 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Graphene has been called the miracle material but the single-atomic layer material is still seeking its place in the materials world. Now a method to make 'defective' graphene could provide the answer ...


Sol-Gel Capacitor Dielectric Offers Record-High Energy Storage

July 30, 2015 1:24 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using a hybrid silica sol-gel material and self-assembled monolayers of a common fatty acid, researchers have developed a new capacitor dielectric material that provides an electrical energy storage ...


Studying Killer Whales with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

July 30, 2015 1:20 pm | by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service | News | Comments

Last year, for the first time, scientists used an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, to study killer whales from above. In an article published this month in the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, scientists...


A Cheaper, High-Performance Prosthetic Knee

July 30, 2015 1:15 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the last two decades, prosthetic limb technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, the most advanced prostheses incorporate microprocessors that work with onboard ...


Transporting Blood Samples with Small Drones

July 30, 2015 1:10 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

In a proof-of-concept study at Johns Hopkins, researchers have shown that results of common and routine blood tests are not affected by up to 40 minutes of travel via hobby-sized drones ...


Delphi to buy HellermannTyton Group for $1.7B

July 30, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Automotive parts manufacturing company Delphi Automotive has announced that it will buy British cable management company HellermannTyton Group for approximately $1.7 million ...


Today in Engineering History: Apollo 15 Lunar Module Lands on Moon

July 30, 2015 12:23 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 30, 1971, the Apollo 15 lunar module “Falcon” landed on the Moon. Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States’ Apollo program, the fourth to land on the ...


Robot-Human Collaboration Creates Mind-Bending Abstract Art

July 30, 2015 11:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sougwen Chung, an artist-in-residence at the Media Lab at MIT, has drawn some of her new works with the help of a robot arm. Similar to the sword-wielding robot from Yaskawa, Chung’s D.O.U.G._1 ...


Engineering Newswire 150: Electric Racecar Sets Acceleration Record

July 30, 2015 11:04 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re developing fish armor for tomorrow’s solider, riding on an amphibious Quadskis, and breaking the electric vehicle acceleration record ...


V-22 Aircraft Upgrades Supported By $64M DoD Contract

July 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a bevy of contracts Wednesday, highlighted by a $64.2 million contract modification with the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office for repair parts intended for an upgrade to V-22...


Bigger is Better in 2015 Chevrolet Suburban

July 30, 2015 10:19 am | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Bigger is better this year in Chevrolet's largest sport utility vehicle, the Suburban. The expansive, 19-foot-long vehicle was refreshed for its 80th year on the market, with more ...



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