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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

 



These Smart Glasses Automatically Adjust to Your Eyes

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Flexible lenses and piezoelectric pistons in these smart glasses keep the world in focus


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Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Bikes are hard to spot and hard to predict


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Waymo's Fight With Uber Might Be the First Shot in a Self-driving Car IP War

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:30:00 GMT

Weaponizing Waymo's intellectual property could hurt self-driving startups much more than Uber


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JustBoom Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Hi-Fi Powerhouse

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Amplifier boards and high-res digital-to-analog converters boost volume and clarity


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Video Friday: Giant Robot Bug, SpaceX Rocket Landing, and Flamethrower Drone

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:52:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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"Stop, Thief!" Waymo Screams at Uber

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:42:00 GMT

Waymo accuses Uber and Otto's Levandowski of stealing trade secrets


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Browser Fingerprinting Tech Works Across Different Browsers for the First Time

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:31:00 GMT

Web browsing just got a little less anonymous: New browser fingerprinting software correctly identifies 99% of online users even if they switch browsers


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The 5G Frontier: Millimeter Wireless

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Almost limitless bandwidth beckons—if we can tame a wild region of the spectrum


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How EPA Calculates the Cost of Environmental Compliance for Electricity Generators

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The EPA approaches this task differently for greenhouse gases than for other pollutants


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Smart Road to Parked Car: Talk to Me

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Parked cars are the missing ingredient in intelligent transportation systems


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Borophene Takes Big Step Towards Electronic Devices

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

First borophene-based heterostructure should guide future work with borophene in nanoelectronic applications


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Building Robots Without Ever Having to Say You’re Sorry

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

The European Parliament’s draft recommendations for governing the creation and use of robots and artificial intelligence includes rights for “smart” robots


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Understanding Stimulated Brillouin Scattering with a Multiphysics Approach in COMSOL®

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:30:00 GMT

If you are interested in learning how to model stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in COMSOL Multiphysics®, then tune into this webinar



A Low-Power Artificial Synapse Could One Day Interface With the Brain

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Battery technology inspires a flexible, organic, nonvolatile device for neuromorphic circuits that needs only millivolts to change state


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Finish Line Looms for Google Lunar XPrize Finalists

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Five teams, four rockets, and 380,000 kilometers to go


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Mildred Dresselhaus, IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient Known as the "Queen of Carbon," Dies at 86

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Remembering IEEE Medal of Honor recipient widely revered for contributions to nanotechnology, women in science


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Six-Legged Robot One-Ups Nature With Faster Gait

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:22:00 GMT

This robot walks in a way that is faster and more efficient than how insects have evolved


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Miller Puckette: The Man Behind the Max and Pd Languages (and a Lot of Crazy Music)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Electronic music would be very different without this pioneer


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Want an Energy-Efficient Data Center? Build It Underwater

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Microsoft wants to submerge data centers to keep them cool and to harvest energy from the sea


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New Record: Paralyzed Man Uses Brain Implant to Type Eight Words Per Minute

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:00 GMT

And auto-complete software should dramatically boost performance for this brain-computer interface


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New Paradigm in Microscopy: Atomic Force Microscope on a Chip

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

MEMS and a new measurement mode shrink AFM technology down to chip scale, creating a much wider market


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Stages of Electronics

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Cellphones as a fifth-order elaboration of Maxwell’s theory


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Ford Robocar to Ford Engineers: Wake Up!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Ford decides to skip Level 3 autonomy because its own engineers fall asleep during test drives


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One-Step Optogenetics for Hacking the Nervous System

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Researchers squeeze a three-step optogenetics process into one nifty probe and demonstrate it in mice


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IEEE 802.11ax: Wireless Networking in High-density WLANs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMT

This webinar will address the open challenges that high-density WLANs must overcome to achieve high spatial reuse and spectrum efficiency.



SRI's Pioneering Mobile Robot Shakey Honored as IEEE Milestone

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:15:00 GMT

Shakey's creators and colleagues share inside stories at the celebration and talk about robotics today


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Video Friday: Robot Push-Recovery, Air-Water Drone, and DARPA Explains AI

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:40:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Industry Schools Government About the Future of Self-Driving Cars

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

A House subcommittee hearing could shape the direction of automotive autonomy in the United States


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Graphene Could Buttress Next-Gen Computer Chip Wiring

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Current can literally blow copper interconnects away, but graphene could keep them intact


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Flexibility Gives Nanothread Brain Probes Long-Term Durability

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Nanoprobe could improve study of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's


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Medical Devices: Making The Right Choice – Your Case For Quality

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:30:00 GMT

You will learn how Fresenius addresses the case for quality to improve their competitiveness and profitability and how they develop products to adhere to FDA and global regulations.



Wagging Tails Help Robots Communicate With Humans

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:25:00 GMT

Giving a Roomba a tail makes it easy for humans to understand its "feelings"


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Model-Based Systems Engineering in Real Life

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) provides significant opportunities for improved productivity and quality.



Magnetic Control Could Help Robots Navigate Inside Your Body

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:44:00 GMT

Clever use of magnetic fields can selectively actuate individual microbots


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AI Predicts Autism From Infant Brain Scans

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Increased brain growth during the first year of life accurately predicted whether a child at high risk of autism developed the disorder


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The Kentucky Startup That Is Teaching Coal Miners to Code

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

As coal industry jobs are lost, likely not to return, some in coal country have turned to coding


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An Autonomous Passenger Drone Seems Like a Terrible Idea

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Dubai officials say they'll have an autonomous drone taxi service up and running this year, but if they do, we'd suggest that you never ever use it


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What Role Do Household Incomes Play in the Full Cost of Electricity?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Texas, a microcosm of the United States, shows that many households spend a fair fraction of their income on electricity


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Nuclear Experts: High Radiation Estimates at Fukushima No Surprise to Us

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Despite some press reports suggesting radiation was soaring, TEPCO says high counts were expected as robot probes edged closer to one of the damaged reactors


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To Get AI in Everyday Gadgets, Engineers Go to Specialized Hardware

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Energy-efficient, deep-learning processors are what's needed to make smart phones, wearables, and other consumer electronics smarter


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Factory Owners Are Reluctant to Embrace Wireless

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

To help, a federal project examines how wireless signals propagate in industrial settings


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Congress to Curtail Methane Monitoring

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Deregulation actions by congressional Republicans may undercut innovative sensor technology by quashing methane detection at oil and gas sites


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Nanoelectrode Array Sees Signals From Inside a Network of Cells

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMT

CMOS-based array could test drugs better by recording from within each cell to map an entire network


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Controversial Satellite-Messaging Startup Higher Ground Cleared for Takeoff

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Now telecom companies fear interference from 50,000 SatPaq devices


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Astrobee: NASA's Newest Robot for the International Space Station

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Small, versatile, and autonomous, Astrobee will be getting to work on the ISS


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NuScale Reactor Nears One Milestone, With More to Follow

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:00:00 GMT

After 17 years, and reams of technical documents, regulators may now start the process of certifying the design


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Video Friday: DLR Robot Car, Lady Gaga's Drone Swarm, and Cassie Does Squats

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:35:00 GMT

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos


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Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT

University of Michigan "micromotes" aim to make the Internet of Things smarter without consuming more power


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Pressure on Japan’s Government to Revamp Country's Energy Mix

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Slow nuclear restart and lukewarm reception for electricity deregulation is forcing an energy mix rethink


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Big-Data Analysis for Manufacturing Test

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:30:00 GMT

This webinar explores the benefits of proactively organizing and analyzing test data, so that potential problems can be mitigated before they hurt your business.



How Mobile Health Apps and Wearables Could Actually Make People Sicker

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Expert evaluators of medical devices raise caution about direct-to-consumer products


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Four Ways to Tackle H-1B Visa Reform

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:40:00 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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Nanorods Emit and Detect Light, Could Lead to Displays That Communicate via Li-Fi

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:12:00 GMT

Mobile phones that can see without a camera are among some of the other potential applications


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Agility Robotics Introduces Cassie, a Dynamic and Talented Robot Delivery Ostrich

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT

One day, robots like these will be scampering up your steps to drop off packages


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Medtronic's CardioInsight Electrode Vest Maps Heart's Electrical System

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Medtronic's 252-electrode vest helps doctors pinpoint electrical malfunctions of the heart


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How NASA's Astrobee Robot Is Bringing Useful Autonomy to the ISS

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 15:10:00 GMT

This free-flying robot will be a big help for astronauts aboard the International Space Station


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New Terahertz Transmitter Shines With Ultrafast Data Speeds

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A tiny CMOS-based terahertz transmitter can hit 105 Gb/s


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Self-Destructing Gadgets Made Not So Mission Impossible

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMT

New self-destruct mechanism that works within 10 seconds could protect laptops and other devices from theft or espionage


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How Do We Estimate Transmission Costs for New Generation?

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Overlook the cost to move power to the detriment of your renewable energy project


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PTC Integrity Modeler

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Discover how an integrated, standards-based tool can support your successful systems and software engineering implementation



The Expert Guide to Systems Engineering Solutions

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Tech-Clarity’s Systems Engineering Buyer’s Guide provides a comprehensive guide to the systems engineering landscape.



NASA Announces Space Robotics Challenge Finalists

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:10:00 GMT

Top teams will compete in a simulated Mars mission


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Rethink’s Robots Get Massive Software Upgrade, Rodney Brooks “So Excited”

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:35:00 GMT

Rodney Brooks’s startup Rethink Robotics is releasing software to make its robot Sawyer more versatile and easier to program


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Mercedes's Pink Noise Says: Prepare For Impact

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:00:00 GMT

The new Mercedes-Benz E Class braces your eardrum against the potentially deafening noise of a crash


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Can Brave's Bitcoin Payment Platform Save Online Publishing?

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Brave Payments lets you toss small donations of bitcoins to the publishers whose ads you're blocking


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Israeli Startup Goji Is Planning the Oven of the Future

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:35:00 GMT

The next-generation kitchen ovens promise perfect cooking using solid-state RF transmitters and sensors


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Scientists Measure Single Quantum of Heat

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Experimental proof of predictive law of physics could help engineers better manage heat in microprocessors


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Why Your Next Job Training Course May Be a MOOC

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

MOOCs let workers acquire in-demand skills, but do they help companies build an agile workforce?


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Powering Ingestible Electronics With the Fluids in Your Gut

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Swallowable electronics could transmit data for nearly a week


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Profile: Sanyogita Shamsunder, the “Problem Solver” Behind Verizon’s 5G Network

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:00:00 GMT

She manages a team of 15 engineers responsible for plotting Verizon’s next big move


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Melted Fuel Debris Possibly Located at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Remotely operated camera sighted suspicious rubble beneath the damaged No. 2 reactor, raising decommissioning progress hopes


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Graphene Infrared Eye Needs No Signal Amplification

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 15:30:00 GMT

Most sensitive uncooled graphene-based thermal detector yet fabricated


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