Entries for December 2014

A New Self-Tinting Window
Researchers in Singapore create a self-powered, self-tinting window.  Will it make building mor...
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Mind Controlled Robotic Prosthetics Advance Again
Using mind control a quadriplegiac woman moves a robotic prosthetic arm through 10 degrees of freedo...
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Earth's Most Abundant Material Finally Gets a Name
Scientists finally have a name for the Earth's most abundant mineral. Thirty-Eight percent of the pl...
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CryoSat Publishes its Sea Ice Map
The ESA's Cryosat has delivered this years map of autumn sea ice thickness. What's it mean for shipp...
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Curiosity Stumbles Across Methane Geysers on Mars
Could Curiosity’s latest discovery prove there was once life on Mars?
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Engineers Make Solids Stiffer with Liquids
Can materials be made stiffer by impregnating them with liquid? According to Yale engineers surface ...
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Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
What can the Romans teach us about building? Could their concrete reveal any ancient material secret...
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Whipping a First Responding Robot Into Shape
So, how do you whip a robotic first repsonder into shape? You make it more energy efficient say Sand...
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Rolls Royce and the Autonomous High Seas Vol. 2
Rolls Royce continues to outline its vision of a more effective and autonomous future for oceanic sh...
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Is A Quantum Internet on the Horizon?
Sure, quantum computers may be on their way but is a quantum internet on the way too?
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High-Rise Chips will Power the Future of Computing
For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, engineers add a fou...
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A Live Look Into Materials. Is a QA Revolution on the Way?
A new X-ray technology is giving engineers a live look into materials as they perform. Is a revoluti...
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US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer, an Autonomous Sub
The US Navy has completed tests on a new autonomous, robotic sub, but unlike previous machines this ...
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Chemists Create ‘Artificial Chemical Evolution’ for the First Time
Researchers move closer to engineering artificial life as synthetic chemical evolution becomes a rea...
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NASA Reveals New Maps of Six Saturnine Moons
After 10 years of intense study NASA's Cassini craft delivers the most detailed maps of Saturn's six...
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Laser-Guided Docking Has Expanded Potential in Space
Laser-guided docking is making space travel a bit easier, but can it help cleanup a cluttered field ...
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Is an Understanding of Dark Matter around the Corner?
Is an Understanding of Dark Matter around the Corner? New detectors could answers one of the Univers...
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NIST Helps NTSB Solve 787 Battery Fire Puzzle
Early last year Boeing's Dreamliner ran into a few highly publicized battery failures. Now NIST know...
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Trekkayak - inflatable and durable kayak
Scandanavian outdoorsmen are Kickstarter funding a radical new kayak design.
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Engineers Develop an Efficient Way to Trap Light
Engineers have developed a new, more efficient method for trapping light. Will it lead to computers ...
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