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Smarter Robot Arms
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Smarter Robot Arms

A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently—and move more predictably.

'stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash
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'stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash

For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply "the Hacker." Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were...

Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell
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Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell

Intel recently demonstrated Claremont, an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs using solar power by dropping energy consumption...

Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life
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Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life

NASA officials and leading astronomers say the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, should still fly despite mounting criticism...

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5 More Tech Breakthroughs: Innovations in Access, Power and Control

Five new technology breakthroughs could change the way users power and interact with their devices and access the Internet. 

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Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Robot Remote Control

Android and iPhone users alike are newly empowered over robots, in two very different ways.

Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
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Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology...

­nbridled Ingenuity at Maker Faire
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­nbridled Ingenuity at Maker Faire

Around noon this past Sunday, I found myself asking a young girl why, even though the music-producing device she and her family had made was called "Slugophone...

Synchronized Swimming: Patrolling For Pollution with Robotic Fish
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Synchronized Swimming: Patrolling For Pollution with Robotic Fish

Michigan State University researchers want to develop robotic fish that can navigate underwater and patrol for pollution in oceans, lakes, and rivers. 

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Could Silicon Be Ideal in Quantum Computing?

Sandia National Laboratory researchers have found that one way to reduce noise in a quantum system is to use silicon. 

Blood Vessels from Your Printer
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Blood Vessels from Your Printer

Researchers have been working at growing tissue and organs in the laboratory for a long time. These days, tissue engineering enables us to build up artificial...

Printing Off the Paper
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Printing Off the Paper

Imagine being able to "print" an entire house. Or a four-course dinner. Or a complete mechanical device such as a cuckoo clock, fully assembled and ready to run...

Shwetak Patel: 2011 Macarthur Fellow
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Shwetak Patel: 2011 Macarthur Fellow

Shwetak Patel is a computer scientist who has invented a series of sensor technology systems for home environments with the goal of saving energy and improving...

The Last Days of the Old Parking Meter
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The Last Days of the Old Parking Meter

Motorists' bane, magnet for thieves, and memorialized in the Beatles' "Lovely Rita," the diminutive parking meter has led an outsize life. But its days in New...

Nasa Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
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Nasa Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep...

Nasa's Dawn Collects a Bounty of Beauty from Vesta
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Nasa's Dawn Collects a Bounty of Beauty from Vesta

A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Ursi Project Pushes Bounds of Artificial Intelligence
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Ursi Project Pushes Bounds of Artificial Intelligence

Professor Ken Livingston and his team at Vassar College's Undergraduate Research Summer Institute explored ways to optimize a robot's processing speed and allow...

Microsoft
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Microsoft

Reading my RSS and Twitter feeds Tuesday night, I turned to a tech writer friend and said, "the Wintel Era just ended, and half of these people are fighting over...

5 Tech Breakthroughs: Chip-Level Advances That May Change Computing
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5 Tech Breakthroughs: Chip-Level Advances That May Change Computing

Chip-level advances, including new processors and circuits, could be the building blocks that lead to a new generation of computing products and devices. 

Post-9/11 Technology Brings Exoskeletons, Laser Cannons to 21st-Century U.S. Military
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Post-9/11 Technology Brings Exoskeletons, Laser Cannons to 21st-Century U.S. Military

The U.S. military has evolved so fast in the post-September 11th era that much of its technology would be nearly unrecognizable to commanders, soldiers, airmen...
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