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Published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:21:00 GMT

 



Virtually Tuning Top-Notch Automotive Audio Systems

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Experts at HARMAN are using physical experiments in conjunction with mathematical modeling and numerical simulation to improve the development process for the latest vehicle infotainment technology


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Watch This Robot 3D Print a Building Out of Spray Foam

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

This MIT robot can autonomously build a giant dome


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5 Things You Missed: Data Storage Obsolescence, X-Rays Map Out Chips, and More

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Highlights for the week of 24 April 2017


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Video Friday: Friendly Cobot, Drone Swarms, and Robotic Recycling

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:35:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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This Giant X-Ray Generator Helped Set Safe Doses for Radiation

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Physicist Lauriston Taylor also found X-rays effective against athlete’s foot and bursitis


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How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Turning a Raspberry Pi into a voice-controlled gadget just got a whole lot easier


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The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Studios invested heavily in magnetic-tape storage for film archiving but now struggle to keep up with the technology


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Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:04:00 GMT

Rechargeable zinc-based batteries could hit the market for electric vehicles by 2019


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AI Medicine Comes to Africa’s Rural Clinics

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Smartphone-based diagnostic tools with an artificial intelligence upgrade could save millions of lives


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Software Startups Aim to Automate Bio Labs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Forget manual pipetting: These companies say biology needs software, programming languages, and, of course, robots


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Robotic Construction Platform Creates Large Buildings on Demand

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:20:00 GMT

This robotic foam sprayer can make you most of an igloo in 13.5 hours flat


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The Future of Big Data: Distilling Less Knowledge Per Bit

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Without higher-value analyses, big data will overwhelm us


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Smartphone-Controlled Cells Keep Diabetes In Check

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Engineered cells implanted in diabetic mice produce insulin on demand


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DARPA to Use Electrical Stimulation to Enhance Military Training

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

U.S. Department of Defense backs peripheral nerve stimulation as a tool to improve learning and military skills


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2D Materials Go Ferromagnetic, Creating a New Scientific Field

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Discovery could be the answer to the demands for increasing information storage density as device feature sizes decrease


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A New Silicon PV Record

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:02:00 GMT

Japanese group pushes closer to the 29 percent efficiency limit


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Accelerating Research and Development with Multiphysics Simulation

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:29:00 GMT

An integrated platform for complex simulations and analyses is indispensable in bringing a sophisticated device to market quickly


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Waymo vs. Uber: 8 Things I Learned From Anthony Levandowski Taking the Fifth

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:45:00 GMT

The questions he was asked spoke volumes about Uber’s suppliers, the secret Spider lidar, Google’s early suspicions, and more


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Cellulo Introduces Classrooms to Tangible Learning With Robots

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Kid-proof robots are small, cheap, and help turn abstract concepts into interactive lessons


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Employment: Pick a Number, Any Number

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Counting the employed requires not only data but insight into the human condition, something bureaucrats tend to lack


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Waymo Offers Robocar Rides to the Public

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Select customers in Phoenix can now hail rides from the company's robocar fleet, which it is expanding by 500 vehicles


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3D X-ray Tech for Easy Reverse Engineering of ICs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Researchers map an Intel processor down to its transistors


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Earphone Showdown, Part 2: DQSM D2, LKER i8, and Crazy Cello

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Even at the inexpensive end of the earphone market, audiophiles can find happiness


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Invasion of the Hardware Snatchers: Cloned Electronics Pollute the Market

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Fake hardware could open the door to malicious malware and critical failures


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Graphene Makes Infinite Copies of Compound Semiconductor Wafers

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Technique could reduce costs for compound semiconductor circuits and lead to new devices


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Controlling Robot Swarms With Augmented Reality

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Engineers at NYU have built an AR app to operate robots in the real world


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What’s Apple’s Filings Say About Its Self-Driving Car Program

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:53:00 GMT

Apple's autonomous development vehicle seems less developed than previously imagined


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Trump’s Plans Could Scuttle New Hybrid Car Tech in U.S.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Global standards drove fuel-saving “mild hybrid” technology, but weakened EPA rules could stall U.S. deployment


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5G Progress, Realities Set in at Brooklyn 5G Summit

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

We’re closer than ever before to the next generation of wireless, but expectations have cooled slightly


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Video Friday: RoboCup, Drone Magic, and NotBot Is Pedro

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Achieving Top Performance in Capacitive Touchscreens with Simulation

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:26:00 GMT

Cypress Semiconductor is using multiphysics simulation to optimize touchscreens for smartphones, laptops, and more


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Weissman Score Calculators Migrate Online, But Metric Needs Some Improvements

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT

If people are using them, they are likely hiding the compression metric’s "Silicon Valley" origins


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Integrated Photonic Circuits Shrunk Down to the Smallest Dimensions Yet

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT

Integrated photonic circuit development compared to going from vacuum tubes to semiconductor transistors


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Why Georgia Tech Built a Tarzan Robot That Swings Around on Wires

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:30:00 GMT

The creators of Tarzan the robot explain how it works and its potential applications


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Three Computer Games That Make Assembly Language Fun

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Human Resource Machine, TIS-100, and Shenzhen I/O teach low-level coding


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Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Facebook promises 100 words per minute, but doesn't detail the technology that can pull that off


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Sparking Memories With Electrical Stimulation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Electrical stimulation delivered to the human brain when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory


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Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

This Dutch researcher created the code that turns bits into pits


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Facebook Aims to Remake Telecom With Millimeter Waves and Tether-tennas

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:17:00 GMT

Facebook's Yael Maguire talks about millimeter wave networks, Aquila, and flying tethered antennas at the F8 developer conference


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Velodyne Announces a Solid-State Lidar

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The hand-size unit will be demonstrated this summer, released in test quantities this year, and mass produced in 2018


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Four Ways to Tackle H-1B Visa Reform

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:40:00 GMT

Experts reflect on whether proposals in various bills in Congress right now could work to improve the H-1B visa program


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Whose Drone Was That Anyway?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Should drones be required to broadcast an identifying code by radio?


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Has Intel Invented a Universal Memory Tech?

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

The mysterious XPoint memory in Intel’s new Optane solid-state drive is a step toward universal memory


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Good Vibrations? California to Test Using Road Rumbles as a Power Source

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Energy harvesting makes the jump from mere man-size stuff to infrastructure


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The New Brain Behind the Whiteboards—and More—for HBO’s "Silicon Valley"

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT

This year many of the formulas, documents, and snippets of engineer-speak on HBO’s "Silicon Valley" will be coming from Stanford postdoc Dmitri Pavlichin


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Facebook Is Going All In on Augmented Reality

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has stopped waiting for glasses, and the company is diving into phone-based AR


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Startup Profile: Enviro Power Is Bringing Microcogeneration to the U.S.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Enviro Power’s small steam turbine could cut homeowners’ electricity bills by 30 percent


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Treating Depression With Deep Brain Stimulation Works—Most of the Time

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Two new studies show good results on DBS for depression, but the treatment is still far from clinical use


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Miele Uses Simulation to Optimize Induction Stove Design

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:33:00 GMT

Less than a decade ago, if you were to ask a master chef which type of cook stove he preferred, he would have answered gas, without question. Now there's another option.


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A Revealing Leap Into Avegant’s Magical Mixed-Reality World

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Avegant is confident enough about its light-field-based mixed-reality technology that it's willing to show and tell


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