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Cybathlon Practice Session a Success

August 3, 2015 12:43 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Unlike events such as the Paralympics, the Cybathlon is aimed at non-athletes with physical impairments. The various courses are deliberately designed around day-to-day tasks ...

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Robotic Insect Mimics Nature's Extreme Moves

August 3, 2015 12:34 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural phenomenon. Many small living creatures leverage water's surface tension to maneuver ...

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EPA Rule May Threaten Jobs, Economy

August 3, 2015 12:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Today, the EPA is expected to finalize its regulation of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. An EPA administrator will sign the rule later today ...

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Brain-Controlled Prosthesis Nearly as Good as One-Finger Typing

August 3, 2015 12:29 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

When we type or perform other precise tasks, our brains and muscles usually work together effortlessly. But when a neurological disease or spinal cord ...

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Butterflies Heat Up the Field of Solar Research

August 3, 2015 12:23 pm | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown ...

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Transparent, Electrically Conductive Network of Encapsulated Silver Nanowires

August 3, 2015 12:19 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

The electrodes for connections on the "sunny side" of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by using ...

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Today in Engineering History: Nuclear-Powered Sub Travels Under North Pole

August 3, 2015 12:04 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, August 3, 1958, USS Nautilus, the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine, completed a submerged transit to the North Pole. President Eisenhower had ...

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Developing Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid Switches

August 3, 2015 11:13 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the ...

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Airplane Returns to Las Vegas Airport After Report of Fire

August 3, 2015 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Allegiant Airlines flight made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from a Las Vegas airport because of a reported engine fire. Officials at McCarran International Airport say ...

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Air-to-Ground Missile Contract Given to Lockheed Martin

August 3, 2015 10:26 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several contracts Friday, including a $66.3 million deal given to Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control with options to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile ...

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Suspected Flight 370 Wing Flap Arrives at French Facility

August 3, 2015 10:06 am | by Greg Keller & Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts ...

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Malaysia Seeks Help in Finding More Possible MH370 Debris

August 3, 2015 10:02 am | by Eileen NG & Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris ...

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Tesla 'Almost Ready' with Next Self-Driving Update

August 3, 2015 10:00 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

Last week Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk explained (via Twitter) that the company is almost ready to release its latest software upgrade. The update would allow Tesla vehicles to ...

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Army Corps: Savannah Harbor Expansion Taking Big Steps Ahead

August 3, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency overseeing the $706 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah says it now expects dredging to start three months sooner than expected ...

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Tourists Flock to Gawk at Massive Highway Bridge Projects

August 3, 2015 9:45 am | by Brian Bakst, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jockeying for a rail spot on the third-floor deck of a St. Croix River paddlewheel boat starts an hour before departure. Up there are prime views of the towering piers, protruding concrete ...

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