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PRoViScout: ESA and NASA Develop an Independent Mars Exploration System
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PRoViScout: ESA and NASA Develop an Independent Mars Exploration System

Researchers from across Europe—with a little help from experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory—are working on a new, robotic exploration system that could...

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Mobile Chips Battle For Processing Power

Inside your smartphone, a battle is raging. As tiny chips with big ambitions fight for processing power, is there anything the phones of the future will not be...

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Hydrogen-Powered, Solar-Inspired Nano-Battery

University of Illinois at Chicago materials engineer Eduard Karpov received a three-year, $217,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a...

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Lightweight True Random Number Generators a Step Closer

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology say they have developed the most lightweight true...

How Safe Is Your Swipe?
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How Safe Is Your Swipe?

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a method of extracting information from chip technology by combining modern cryptology methods with constraint programming...

What's the Right Path for Indoor Satnav?
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What's the Right Path for Indoor Satnav?

Tracking down one of the last few parking spots in the cramped confines of a dimly lit multi-storey car park is not among life's pleasures. German car maker BMW...

Pentagon Bomb Squad Backs Super Snipers, Mini-Bots, Secret Spy Tech
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Pentagon Bomb Squad Backs Super Snipers, Mini-Bots, Secret Spy Tech

"Devil Pup" robots. Super sniper scopes. Secret signals intelligence sensors. Flying spies to find buried threats. Campaigns to influence the media behind the...

British Chip Designer Prepares For Wider Demand
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British Chip Designer Prepares For Wider Demand

Near the southeastern edge of Cambridge, where this idyllic university town gives way to fields of green, sits the headquarters of ARM Holdings. Neither the modest...

IBM Ceo: Smart Grid Is Internet of Things
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IBM Ceo: Smart Grid Is Internet of Things

In a rare public speaking occasion, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano said that today's energy infrastructure needs to be further digitized and focused on the end consumer...

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Certain Doped-Oxide Ceramics Resist Ohm's Law

A group of researchers in England and Spain has discovered that certain barium titanate ceramics do not follow Ohm's Law. Applying a voltage to them gradually changes...

Sensors Use Building's Electrical Wiring as Antenna
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Sensors Use Building's Electrical Wiring as Antenna

The trick lets sensors last five times as long between charges.

Magical Beans: New Nano-Sized Particles Could Provide Mega-Sized Data Storage
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Magical Beans: New Nano-Sized Particles Could Provide Mega-Sized Data Storage

Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered a new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to phase-change random access memory technologies and possibly...

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Technology in the Extreme

Researchers at Newcastle University's Centre for Extreme Environment Technology have developed radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees...

Device Helps ­.s. Troops in Afghanistan Disable Ieds
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Device Helps ­.s. Troops in Afghanistan Disable Ieds

A device developed by Sandia National Laboratories researchers that shoots a blade of water capable of penetrating steel is headed to U.S. troops in Afghanistan...

New Biosensing Technology Could Replace Microplates
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New Biosensing Technology Could Replace Microplates

A new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology could make the multi-welled...

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Powerful Argument for Cutting IT Energy Consumption

Although technology is growing more and more energy efficient, more innovation is needed to offset the growing use of computers in countries such as India and China...

Tiny Mavs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards
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Tiny Mavs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards

The next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles (MAVs) for the Air Force could involve insect-sized robots for monitoring and exploring hazardous environments...

Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks
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Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks

Japan has added another soldier to its humanoid robot army. The HRP-4 is the latest edition in the state-backed humanoid project.

European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly
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European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly

A team of researchers from 20 European states, the European Union, and several private enterprises recently launched a project aimed at developing robots capable...

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Nano-Based Marker Designed to Thwart Counterfeit Products

Nanotechnology advances at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been licensed to two new businesses that will market a solution to a $600 billion global...
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