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Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:58:00 GMT

 



New Projects Show Carbon Capture Is Not Dead

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:58:00 GMT

Petra Nova, the world's biggest CCS project started up last week, and other sites show that it's not just for coal anymore


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How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning


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Video Friday: Drone Aerodynamics, Spy Monkey, and Brain-Controlled Robot

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:59:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Flame Retardant in Lithium-ion Batteries Could Quench Fires

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Additive could put extinguish flames in less than half a second


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Memo to Tech Professionals: In 2017, Ask For a Raise

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Don’t be afraid; 2017 will be a seller’s year for engineers and other technology workers, advises career analytics firm Paysa


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RIP Lily Robotics: the Flying Camera Drone Was a Great Idea That Others Will Get Off the Ground

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:37:00 GMT

$34-million in drone pre-orders weren't enough to keep Lily open


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Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—From Power Plant to Wall Socket

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMT

An interdisciplinary initiative of the Energy Institute aims to inform public policy discussion with comprehensive analysis and data


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Supremely Small BICSEL Laser Traps Light in Open Air

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:36:00 GMT

Bound states in the continuum leads to more compact laser


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Mykie: Bosch's Little Robotic Elf for Your Kitchen

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:05:00 GMT

With an endearing design and a projector in its butt, Mykie is here to help you cook


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Clockwork Heart

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Swiss researchers harness the heart's energy using one of their most famous inventions: the watch


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Graphene Temporary Tattoo Tracks Vital Signs

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Super-thin graphene-based health monitor could have wide range of benefits


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Design Essentials for 3D Printing

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

3D printing has opened up possibilities, but it’s important to keep fundamental principles in mind when designing for additive manufacturing.



Molybdenum-Disulfide 2D Transistors Go Ballistic

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT

2D nanomaterial pulls ahead with working registers and latch circuits and devices that let electrons zip through unimpeded


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Meet the New AI Challenging Human Poker Pros

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:00:00 GMT

An artificial intelligence will play 120,000 hands of heads-up, no-limit Texas Hold'em against four human poker pros


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Waymo Shows Off Its Home-Grown Robocar Hardware

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:21:00 GMT

CEO John Krafcik says his company's Apple-like integration of hardware and software will make its self-driving platform the industry standard


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'Paper Watch' Aims to Democratize Fitness Trackers

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 17:44:00 GMT

A wearable device made from cheap household materials could spread the benefits of health monitoring


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Celebrating 9 Years of ROS, the Robot Operating System

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:53:00 GMT

ROS is rapidly growing into a strong worldwide community


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CES 2017: AxonVR Brings Touch and Temperature to VR

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:20:00 GMT

Hot-and-cold haptic touch and makes VR feel real—and spectacular


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Zaps of Electricity Can Identify Mysterious Molecules

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:17:00 GMT

Scientists are developing screening tools to distinguish complex chains of amino acids and carbohydrates


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CES 2017: Little-Known Elliptic Labs Could Reshape the Smartphone Industry

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 22:26:00 GMT

Software that eliminates proximity sensors could increase screen sizes 15 to 20 percent


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Video Friday: Expressive Robot, Luke Arm, and Cyborg Moth

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:25:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Graphene-Girded Interconnects Could Enable Next Gen Chips

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Current in next generation chips could literally blow copper interconnects away, but graphene can keep them together


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CES 2017: Talk to the Fridge (and either Amazon Alexa or Google might answer back)

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Will consumers finally embrace the connected home, now that this Internet of Things is smarter, chattier, and cuter?


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CES 2017: Why Every Social Robot at CES Looks Alike

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Many of the social robots introduced at CES look similar: are they all copying Jibo?


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Nanowires Offer Low-Cost Printed Electronics

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Silver nanowire-based inks provide high conductivity at low temperatures, making them available to inexpensive substrates


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Breathalyzer Distinguishes Among 17 Diseases at Once

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT

This easy-to-use nanoarray detects unique chemical patterns in a single exhale


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CES 2017: Panasonic Shows Off a Bendable Lithium-ion Battery for IoT, Wearables

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:12:00 GMT

Device design could be freed from the tyranny of the boxy battery


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CES 2017: Nvidia and Audi Say They'll Field a Level 4 Autonomous Car in Three Years

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wants his robocar computer package to become an industry standard


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Squishy Clockwork Biobot Could Dose You With Drugs From the Inside

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Implanted in the body, a tiny micromachine dispenses a dose of medication with each tick


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Designing Medical Devices with Multiphysics Analysis

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Learn how to analyze your medical device designs in COMSOL Multiphysics® by tuning into this webinar.



CES 2017: The Year of Voice Recognition

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:01:00 GMT

There’s game-changing technology in our midst, and it’s probably not connected cat bowls


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Electric Fields Fight Deadly Brain Tumors

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Survival rates are boosted by an oscillating field that attacks dividing cancer cells


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The Tricks to Launching 100 Satellites on One Rocket

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 14:00:00 GMT

India plans to launch 103 satellites at once next month; Spaceflight Industries is launching a system for 87 in February


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CES 2017: Complete Coverage of the Best Emerging Tech

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:15:00 GMT

The IEEE Spectrum team on the hottest gadgets and technology trends


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CES 2017: AR, VR, and IoT Will Be Hot, 3D Printing Not

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Follow Spectrum's coverage throughout the week to see if we're right


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Mayfield Robotics Announces Kuri, a $700 Home Robot

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A Bosch-backed startup introduces a cute little mobile robot


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MLCC Technology Advances Open New Market Opportunities

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 12:30:00 GMT

This paper describes the recent technology and reliability advances of TAIYO YUDEN’s high-capacitance MLCC products.



Imagine New York City With 3,000 Taxis Instead of 13,000

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT

An experimental ride-sharing system could get everybody where they need to go with just a few thousand minivans and a willingness to share


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HPE's New Chip Marks a Milestone in Optical Computing

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The experimental 1,000-component optical processor is made for challenges like the “traveling salesman problem”


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2017: The Year of Self-Driving Cars and Trucks

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Connected cars and driverless fleet cars are on the way. How will we deal with them?


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Interactive: Future Hydroelectrics

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is just one of many now under construction


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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Gets Set to Open

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

The controversial dam is nearly done, but will drought and lack of grid infrastructure lessen its impact?


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2017 Is the Make-or-Break Year for Tesla’s Gigafactory

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Finally the company’s lithium-ion batteries will start coming off the line. But will they juice Tesla’s fortunes?


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Autonomous Air Taxis Will Take Off in 2017, but Won’t Go Far

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Larry Page and other entrepreneurs want to let robotic pilots whisk you away


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Intel Finds Moore’s Law’s Next Step at 10 Nanometers

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

In 2017, the company will exploit its manufacturing edge to create a new generation of chips


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Fold-Up Smartphone Screens Could Finally Make Their Big Debut

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

In 2017, Samsung will likely release a smartphone that transforms into a tablet


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Commercial Spaceflight Hits a Milestone

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Boeing and SpaceX are slated to test-fly spacecraft, first for NASA and then the private sector


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Verizon and AT&T Prepare to Bring 5G to Market

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:30:00 GMT

Controversy flares as rivals rush to launch 5G services


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Special Report: 2017 Top Tech to Watch

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT

Here are some of the technologies you’ll be reading about this year


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Expect Deeper and Cheaper Machine Learning

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMT

Supercharged hardware will speed up deep learning in everything from tiny devices to massive data centers


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Facebook’s Face Recognition Tech Goes on Trial

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Class-action lawsuits target the biometric privacy policies of several Internet giants


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Augmented Reality: Forget the Glasses

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

While we waited for a Magic Leap, Pokémon Go walked off with the AR crown


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Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT

This factory robot can be trusted not to kill its human coworkers


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A Parallel Air Traffic Control System Will Let Delivery Drones Fly Safely

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Engineers are figuring out how to let drones fly beyond visual range


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Completely Artificial Hearts: Coming to a Chest Cavity Near You

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

For patients with congestive heart failure, mechanical replacements can’t come soon enough


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After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:30:00 GMT

An AI alternative to deep learning makes it easier to debug the startup’s self-driving cars


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Graphene Enables Spin Filtering at Room Temperatures for First Time

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT

Breakthrough could be a boon for next-generation MRAM


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Deep Learning AI Listens to Machines For Signs of Trouble

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

3DSignals' deep learning AI can detect early sounds of trouble in cars and other machines before they break down


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Self-Assembly Process Strikes Perfect Balance for Making Atoms-Wide Nanowires

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Diamondoids build smallest possible copper-sulfur nanowires, could construct many other nanomaterials


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WattTime, the Tool That Tells You When to Charge Your EV to Keep It Green

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:30:00 GMT

Analytics from Berkeley-based WattTime precisely match new loads on a grid to the power plant that will serve them, providing estimates of carbon intensity that are up to 45 percent more accurate than regional averages. Such tools can guide cleaner charging by electric vehicles, and yield a bigger carbon reduction bang from energy efficiency measures and renewable power projects.


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Meet Jon Spaihts, the Writer Behind the Movie Passengers

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:00:00 GMT

Math and a willingness to go against the grain of science fiction tropes were the foundation of this Hollywood production


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Video Friday: Happy Holidays

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT

Your yearly selection of awesome holiday robot videos


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Review: Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Old-school driver technology proves it still has what it takes


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What Would You Do With a Waterproof MEMS Microphone? Listen to Whales, of Course

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:04:00 GMT

Vesper built its waterproof piezoelectric microphones for mobile phones and the IoT, but they turn out to be pretty good for listening to whale songs


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Robotic Kiss Transmitter Lets You Smooch a Loved One From Afar

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

"Kissenger" device uses haptic tech to send and receive kisses


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Embracing the Fog for Industry 4.0

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT

The OpenFog Consortium—founded by Intel and other industry leaders—is helping to define fog computing architecture and ensure interoperability.



Are Stationary Bikes that Generate Electricity Making a Comeback?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:11:00 GMT

A new gym in downtown Sacramento plans to recuperate the cost of electricity-generating bikes in one year


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Simplify Sensor Connections with Modular IoT Software

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:30:00 GMT

Learn how their software stack uses sensor hubs, IoT gateways, cloud connectivity, and more to take the pain out of sensor integration.



New Technologies Extend Wireless Sensing Range

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Emerging wireless technologies like LoRa and LTE Cat. 1 provide longer range at lower cost and power than stalwarts like Wi-Fi* and ZigBee*.



A Chip to Protect the Internet of Things

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:00:00 GMT

Microchip’s AWS-ECC508 bakes in secure communications


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The 1959 Robot That Mowed the Road to Nowhere

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

For this radio-controlled lawn mower, the garden of tomorrow never arrived


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Why Hire Engineers With Disabilities? They’re Practiced Problem Solvers

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:00:00 GMT

Disabled engineers make great contributors—if they can get past the interview


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Interactive: Patent Power 2016

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:58:00 GMT

The technology world’s most valuable patent portfolios


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Patent Power 2016

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:58:00 GMT

The competition is getting tougher


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Stanford’s First Hacking for Diplomacy Class Takes On Refugee Crisis, Radicalization, Space Debris

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Stanford students meet with John Kerry, U.S. State Department officials, and diplomats from around the world as they take on real-world problems


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