Entries for March 2018

Tokyo Tech 6-Legged Controller Gets Closer to Nature
New controller from the Tokyo Institute of Technology achieves lifelike movements.
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This Week in Engineering: Space Catapults
This Week in Engineering is a show recapping our top science and tech stories.
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Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in Record-Breaking 0.38 Seconds
A robot developed by MIT students can solve a Rubik’s Cube in record-breaking time.
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Chicago Engineers Building a River Cleaning Trash Robot
Urban Rivers in Chicago is building a Trash Robot to be driven remotely by users.
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Smart Farming—Automated and Connected Agriculture
How drones, farm robots and the Internet of Things will change the way we produce food.
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New Material Could Make Products Almost Unbreakable
Flexible and resilient polymer lattice defies standard engineering theory.
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New Autonomous Submersibles Can Take Water Samples Anyplace, Anytime
Underwater vehicles are opening the door to new possibilities for archiving and studying ocean micro...
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Stephen Hawking, Acclaimed Theoretical Physicist, Passes Away at 76
Hawking will be remembered for his intellect, sharp wit and as an inspiration to scientists worldwid...
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Concrete Builds Strength Thanks to Wood Nanocrystals
Purdue University researchers work to test nanocrystal-infused concrete on California bridge.
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An Algorithm Helps Self-Driving Cars See Around Corners
Stanford researchers develop technique to help autonomous cars see hidden objects around corners.
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MakePad - DIY Tablet to Teach Coding
MakePi has developed an expandable tablet for users to build and learn programming.
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Drones Could Team Up to Rescue People in Danger
Design breakthrough may enable drones to carry objects together.
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Funding Raised to Catapult Cargo into Space
SpinLaunch plans to develop a space catapult system.
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Phase Matching Could Be on Its Way Out as Color Gains Momentum
Researchers develop a system to convert one wavelength of light into another without the need to pha...
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MIT Tests Soft Robots in Zero Gravity
Spatial Flux is a project from the City Science branch of MIT's Media Lab, developing soft robots fo...
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Protect Planes from Lightning Strikes -- By Electrically Charging Them
Research by MIT shows electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightn...
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This Week in Engineering: Burning Garbage, Crashing Robots and Breaking Equipment
This Week in Engineering is a video series covering our most engaging stories.
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Squids and the Future of Military Tech
New research shows the ocean dwellers might hold the key to color-matching camouflage.
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New Microrobot Could Use Its Mobility to Treat the Sick
Tiny bot uses an innovative propulsion method to handle rugged microscopic terrain.
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Breaking the Mold of Fluorescence Imaging
Microscope with no lenses may be the world’s tiniest.
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