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Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

 



Differential Lidar Catches "Fugitive" Methane on the Fly

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Methane Monitor increases speed and cuts costs of detecting greenhouse gas leaks from the air


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FDA Assembles Team to Oversee AI Revolution in Health

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The FDA needs computer experts with industry experience to help oversee AI-driven health apps and wearables software


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The 1961 Mobot Mark II Had All the Moves

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Billed as a “Replacement for Man,” the Hughes Mobot combined strength with a delicate touch


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Nanogenerators Could Charge Your Smartphone

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

A new polymer provides a 20-fold increase in the power output of nanogenerators


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Video Friday: DJI Spark Drone, Google Tango, and 18-DOF Hexapod Robot

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:50:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Almost 200 electric customers in Illinois are now part of a utility-scale test of microgrid technology, including real-time price signals


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The Most Complex 2D Microchip Yet

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

This molybdenum disulfide microprocessor contains more than 100 transistors


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Radio-Controlled Genes

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A fish gene that responds to electromagnetic fields can be used to control mammalian cells


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From Macro to Micro: A Visual Guide to the Brain

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Here’s how the brain’s 86 billion neurons do their work


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Citi Launches Blockchain-Based Payments Service with Nasdaq for Private Equity

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Both pieces of the system are built on a blockchain platform from the company Chain


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Can We Quantify Machine Consciousness?

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Artificial intelligence might endow some computers with self-awareness. Here’s how we’d know


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Memristor Image Processor Uses Sparse Coding to See

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Brain-inspired memristor circuit identifies images using much less power than a GPU


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3D-Printed Pneumatic Quadruped Robot Adapts to Rough Terrain

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:47:00 GMT

This little legged robot may one day walk straight out of a 3D printer


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The iBoardbot Brings X-Y Plotters Into the Cloud Age

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Watch and wonder as the iBoardbot draws vector-based images or text


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Enerchain: A Decentralized Market on the Blockchain for Energy Wholesalers

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Enel talks a blockchain energy market while advocating incremental change in the sector


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Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

By the end of 2017, Google hopes to make a 49-qubit chip that will prove quantum computers can beat classical machines


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Toyota Joins Coalition to Bring Blockchain Networks to Smart Cars

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:02:00 GMT

The networking trick made famous by Bitcoin could make car-to-cloud communication easier and more secure


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How to Become an FAA-Approved Drone Pilot

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Getting an FAA certificate for commercial drone flight requires learning aviation culture


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Parasitic Robot Steers Live Turtle With Tasty Snacks

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:14:00 GMT

Robot mounted on a turtle uses snacks and LEDs to control the animal's movements, and a fully immersive Matrix for turtles is not far behind


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C Spire and Phazr Complete 5G Trial with Millimeter Waves in Mississippi

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Startup Phazr has emerged from stealth mode and quickly become a darling of the wireless industry


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A Neuromorphic Chip that Makes Music

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The prototype chip learns a style of music, then composes its own tunes.


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Court Ruling: The FAA Can't Make You Register Your Drone

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT

You don't have to register your personal drones with the government, for now


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New Buzz on Brain Stimulation for Depression

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Treatments that target specific neural circuits provide better results


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Stretchable Electronic Patch for Infants in Clinical Trials

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

John Rogers's stick-on sensors could keep neonates comfortable


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Volvo Takes the Right First Step in Autonomous Garbage Collection

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:59:00 GMT

It's not particularly fancy or complicated, but adding basic autonomy to garbage trucks is an excellent idea


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22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough

Fri, 19 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT

His invention isn't solid state and isn't dirt cheap—but he says it's the best of the bunch


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Agile Development Spawns a Lexicon

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

A software development methodology has created more than just code


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Video Friday: Animatronic King Kong, Robot Pilot, and Giant Eyeball Drone

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:47:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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World's Thinnest Hologram Promises 3D Images on Our Mobile Phones

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

A thin film of a topological insulator could make sci-fi technology a reality


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3 Ways Ford Cars Could Monitor Your Health

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT

Ford is experimenting with car features that could help drivers with diabetes, heart problems, and more


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Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Nanowire scaffold could act as a brain prosthetic where neurons grow and form connections


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It Took the Bicycle 200 Years to Find Its Way in the World

Thu, 18 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Some inventions come ahead of their time. This one came along well after it


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Fujitsu Liquid Immersion Not All Hot Air When It Comes to Cooling Data Centers

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Fujitsu’s new cooling system promises easy server maintenance while using less power and taking up less space


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Artificial Photosynthesis Moves on From Water Splitting to CO2 Reduction

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Commercial ventures in artificial photosynthesis have struggled, but the science is marching on


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ETH Zurich's Omnicopter Plays Fetch

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:40:00 GMT

This omnidirectional eight-rotor drone flies like no other aircraft


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Elastic Hologram Can Switch Images When Stretched

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Stretchable hologram may have applications in virtual reality, flat-panel displays, and telecommunications


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Will Energy Offer the Next Market for Blockchain?

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

The digital tool first gained attention as a driver behind the global rise of bitcoin applications and is gaining notice across the energy sector


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New Report Highlights Dangers of Hacked Factory Robots

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:14:00 GMT

Cybersecurity firm describes how malevolent hackers might compromise various kinds of industrial robots


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New Bioprinter Makes It Easier to Fabricate 3D Flesh and Bone

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT

This relatively affordable bioprinter, the BioBot 2, aims to take tissue engineering to the next level


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WannaCry Update: Microsoft Pushes a “Geneva Convention” to Thwart Cyberattacks

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:07:00 GMT

But would a digital cybertreaty of the future bind Redmond to operate Windows XP as a public utility?


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A Circuit That Sees Radiation Strikes Could Keep Errors at Bay

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:09:00 GMT

Engineers are working on a circuit that will help chip designers avoid vulnerabilities to common radiation-induced errors


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Three Studies Show How Robocars Will Make for Safer, More Efficient Roads

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

In each study, what matters is how robocars and people will get along together


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Energy Policy Defies Jobs-Versus-Environment Rhetoric

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Methane rules and the Paris Accord expose friction within the GOP and the Trump administration over climate and energy policy


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Why Hardware Engineers Have to Think Like Cybercriminals, and Why Engineers Are Easy to Fool

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, says hardware design engineers hold the future of cybersecurity in their hands


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NASA Tests Origami-Inspired Robot That May One Day Explore Mars

Sat, 13 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

This small, nimble robot can fold and unfold itself


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Video Friday: Morphing Wheels, Soft Inflatable Robot, and Snipe Nano Quadrotor

Fri, 12 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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A Weird Time for Drone Operators

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT

Drone operators face a patchwork of federal, state, and local regulations that is increasingly hard to keep up with


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Japan Takes Lead in Legitimizing Digital Currencies

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

New fintech regulations give cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin an aura of respectability--and the market is responding


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The Benefits of Old Age (for Transistors)

Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Simulations suggest old ICs should consume less power than they did in their youth


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Consumers Express Community Values With Their Electricity Choices

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Values are personal, not necessarily logical, and when applied to electricity choices they can impact the market in unpredictable ways


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