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Engineers and Botanists Team Up to Fight World Hunger
Sensing towers and mobile robots used to study drought tolerance in plants.
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UPRIGHT GO Device Attaches to Back, Corrects Your Posture
UPRIGHT GO is a device that attaches to your back for 10-30 minutes a day to train your posture and ...
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Michigan and Flint to Replace 18,000 Lead-Tainted Water Lines
Michigan to set aside $97 million in state and federal funds to replace tainted water lines by 2020.
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Transforming Drone Floats Like a Helicopter and Cruises Like a Plane
Hybrid UAV is capable of vertical takeoff and landing, cruising flight and autonomous transitions.
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World’s First Artificially Intelligent Carton Sorting Robot?
Robot improves carton recycling efficiency with a pickup rate of 60 cartons per minute.
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3D-Printed Device Changes Color in Response to Mechanical Stresses
Printable device inspired by goldbug beetle could lead to sensor-laden robot skin.
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Stanford Engineers Develop Autonomous Lego Robots
Ingmar Riedel-Kruse and his team have developed robots that can autonomously perform science and bio...
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New Security Method Prevents Spoofing in Multi-Robot Systems
Technique uses “spatial fingerprints” of wireless signals to identify fake robots.
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Top 10 Engineering Quotes
Inspiring words for engineers.
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New Electrocatalyst Uses 99% Less Platinum Than Conventional Designs
Carbon nanotubes stabilize single platinum atoms.
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Laser Weapons Make Their Way Onto US Army Vehicles
The Army comes closer to realizing the potential of mobile, ground-based laser weaponry.
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Controlling the Curvature of Sheet Plastic with Light
Researchers turn 2D plastic sheets into 3D structures with inkjet printing and infrared light.
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Superscreen Gives Smartphones a Viewing Boost
Transcendent Designs has developed a tablet type viewing screen with a 10.1 inch display that mirror...
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Quadruped Robot Spontaneously Transitions from Walking to Trotting to Galloping
Robot changes gait in response to changes in speed.
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Tree-on-a-Chip Generates Passive Hydraulic Power
Microfluidic device could be used to power small robots.
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New Material Could Power Wearables with Body Heat
Inexpensive, non-toxic material generates electricity through heating and cooling
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Worm-Inspired Hydrogel Changes Shape in Response to its Environment
Material expands and contracts based on changing pH levels and ion concentrations.
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New Study Shines Light on Darknet’s Digital Defenses
Unique topology shields dark web denizens from cyber attacks.
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Soshee the Robot Dog Reacts to Social Media
Jason Buzi is crowdfunding a tiny robotic Hungarian Puli that will bark, move, and wag its tail to a...
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Introducing DroneClash – The World’s First Drone Demolition Derby
Delft University of Technology organizes anti-drone race.
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