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Open Source Access to Your Brain

January 13, 2014 12:16 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The team at OpenBCI is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source electroencephalography platform ...    

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An Economical Sonification Prototype to Assist the Blind

January 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed an assistive technology system that works by sounds which contributes to the autonomy of persons with visual impairments.  The commercial systems that exist today ...  

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'Superlens' Extends Range of Wireless Power Transfer

January 13, 2014 11:59 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, Duke University researchers have ...

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Perfecting the Control of Light Waves

January 13, 2014 11:52 am | by TUM | News | Comments

A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) in Garching (Germany) has constructed a detector, which provides a detailed picture of the waveforms of femtosecond laser pulses (1 fs = 10-15 seconds). Knowledge of the exact waveform of these pulses enables researchers to ...

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Tesla Sending New Adapter to Alleviate Overheating Worry

January 13, 2014 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it will offer Model S customers new adapters to assuage safety concerns of overheating. The electric auto maker said Friday that corrosion, faulty wiring of an electrical outlet, and other issues could ...     

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Spurring Innovation at Build 18 Engineering Fest

January 13, 2014 11:29 am | by Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Give a group of engineering students a week, a handful of electronic parts and other miscellaneous items and see what happens. Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering department ushers in ...     

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3D Printing Set to Break Out of Niche

January 13, 2014 11:24 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some of the oddest items on display this week at the International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye. The treats are one of many signs that ...    

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Airbus Logs Record 2013, but Still Behind Boeing

January 13, 2014 11:20 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

After tallying a record number of airplane orders and deliveries last year, Airbus is admittedly facing a high bar in 2014. The European aerospace conglomerate said Monday it delivered 626 planes last year, a company record but still ...

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SpaceShipTwo Soars on 3rd Rocket-Powered Flight

January 13, 2014 10:01 am | by Space.com | Videos | Comments

Virgin Galactic successfully tested its vehicle again on January 10th, 2014 and reached 71,000 feet (21,641 meters) and a top speed of Mach 1.4. The company is still on track to start commercial service ...       

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What to Expect from the Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2014 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

From brawny pickup trucks and growling high-performance cars to economical subcompacts, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit likely will have something that appeals to every driver. Show organizers expect more than ...  

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Makes Successful Flight

January 13, 2014 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its third rocket-powered supersonic flight in the Mojave Desert, soaring to a record 71,000 feet. The company says the reusable space vehicle was carried by airplane to 46,000 feet Friday and then ...

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Photos of the Day: Ford Pickup, Then & Now

January 13, 2014 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor is introducing the 2015 F-150 pickup truck Monday at the North American International Auto Show. It's the 12th generation of the truck, which was first introduced in 1948. Back then it was mainly used by farmers, but sales grew ...

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Aluminum Revolution: Ford Introduces New F-150

January 13, 2014 12:47 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford pickups have been doing the country's work for 66 years. They've hauled grain, towed logs and plowed snow. They've cleared debris after tornadoes and pulled floats in the Rose Bowl parade. They've shouldered those loads with parts ...

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Honeywell Cooperating with DOJ Probe

January 12, 2014 7:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet. The government inquiry involves electronics that ...

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New GM CEO Hopes to Inspire Science Students

January 12, 2014 6:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. Mary Barra's first appearance before reporters since getting the job ...

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