Entries for September 2016

Rosetta's Manager Tells Us How to Land on a Comet
Fred Jansen gives a TED Talk about the early considerations and first phases of the Rosetta mission.
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Four-Legged Robot Opens Doors and Climbs Fences
Ghost Minitaur is a direct-drive legged robot platform for autonomous vehicle applications.
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Human-Powered Vehicle Breaks World Record
Aerovelo’s Eta reached 89.59 mph at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge.
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Raytheon and DARPA are Developing “Immortal” Software
Software that self-updates to work on new platforms could find uses beyond military applications.
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Star Trek—Style Tractor Beam Demonstrated in Lab
Research team aims to take the fiction out of science fiction with solenoid beams.
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Cognitive Electronic Warfare System Identifies Multiple Interfering Signals
BAE Systems aims to improve situational awareness for DARPA.
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A.I. Uses Deep Learning to Beat Humans at DOOM
Neural networks enable AI agent to navigate 3D environment.
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How Elon Musk Plans to Take Humans to Mars and Beyond
A technical breakdown of the SpaceX Mars vehicle.
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Meet NASA’s New Electric X-Plane
X-57 “Maxwell” uses 7 electric motors to fly greener and quieter.
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Sending Passwords Through the Human Body
On-body transmissions offer a better way to transmit authenticating information.
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Ubivade - Smart Belt with Vibrating Navigation
Italian engineers have developed a belt that vibrates to give the user navigational cues, and utiliz...
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Battery Researchers Unlock the Secret of Lithium Metal Dendrites
Engineers discover two distinct types of problematic lithium deposits.
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DJI Opens Drone Arena in South Korea
Training and competition ground includes amenities for new pilots and seasoned flyers.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Editing Out Diseases with the Help of Bioengineering
Exploring the benefits and concerns of bioengineering from humans to mosquitos.
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Using Robots to Cull Invasive Lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean
Robots in Service of the Environment (RISE) tests prototype in North Atlantic.
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Engineers Kill Superbugs with Star-Shaped Polymers
Peptide polymers used to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Accidental Nanotechnology Discovery Could Lead to Improved Photodetectors
Researchers unexpectedly create nanowires that “crawl” along a graphene surface.
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Computer Simulations Search for Solutions to Concrete Contamination
Research team hopes to find improved concrete decontamination methods in case of chemical terrorism.
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Rice Students Develop Low Cost High Resolution Endoscope
The high resolution micro endoscope (HRME) was developed to assist developing nation healthcare prov...
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Engineering Researchers Prove 70-Year-Old Materials Theory
Biaxial tension causes deformation of elastomer block into flat surface.
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