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Open Source Project Proposes Vision-Free Grasping With RFID and Touchscreens
Who needs perception when you can reliably grasp objects blind
(Sep 2, 2015)
Google's Self-Driving Cars Roam Roads in Texas
Drivers in Austin will begin to ride alongside the Google’s custom prototypes later this month
(Sep 2, 2015)
A Driving App That Crowdsources the Weather
INRIX gathers data from moving cars that paint a real-time picture of weather conditions on the...
(Sep 1, 2015)
Graphene "Decorated" With Lithium Becomes a Superconductor
Graphene adds another mechanical property to its growing list
(Sep 1, 2015)
DARPA Wants Swarms of Cheap “Gremlin” Drones
DARPA is looking for swarms of nearly disposable UAVs that can launch and be retrieved in mid-air
(Sep 1, 2015)
Artificial Leaf Is 10 Times Better at Generating Hydrogen from Sunlight
A new "artificial leaf" that can turn sunlight and water directly into hydrogen and oxygen is...
(Sep 1, 2015)
Europe Mismanages 10 Times the Amount of E-Waste It Exports
Europe's official collecting and recycling systems account for just over one-third of its overall...
(Sep 1, 2015)
Is a Cambrian Explosion Coming for Robotics?
When the growth of robot capabilities begins in earnest, it will likely be explosive
(Aug 31, 2015)
New Sensor Predicts Which Lung Transplants Will Fail
Quick results can provide urgently needed information in a life-or-death situation
(Aug 31, 2015)
Renewable Energy is Good for Your Health
Regions could save $5.7 million-$210 million per year by replacing coal-fired power with renewable...
(Aug 31, 2015)
Why California Rules the Robocar Industry
Google has the cars, the test drivers, the engineers, and the money
(Aug 31, 2015)
Concentrator Photovoltaics: The Next Step Towards Better Solar Power
U.S. President Obama is ramping up research funding for advanced CPV systems
(Aug 31, 2015)
How to Build a Space Elevator From Scratch
The only way is up, says conference for rocket-free orbital travel
(Aug 28, 2015)
Developmental Gaming System for Autistic Children
A prototype of gaming system aims to improve behavioral skills of autistic children
(Aug 28, 2015)
The Resilience of the Reed Relay
This simple electromechanical device, once crucial to telephone exchanges, lives on in portable...
(Aug 28, 2015)
Video Friday: Mini Surgical Robot, Precision Drones, and Bioinspired Robotics at Harvard
This week's best robot videos are here
(Aug 28, 2015)
Fear of Russia Drives High-Voltage Power Projects in the Baltics
One of the world’s longest undersea HVDC cables and other new transmission links will end reliance...
(Aug 28, 2015)
Electric Glue Can Set Anywhere
An adhesive with its hardness controlled by electricity can be used underwater, or in human tissue.
(Aug 27, 2015)
A Clearer Outlook for Quantum Dot-Enabled Solar Windows
Researchers overcome some of the final issues with solar windows, opening the way to commercial...
(Aug 27, 2015)
Robots With Smooth Moves Are Up to 40% More Efficient
Slight tweaks to acceleration and deceleration can make a huge difference to robot energy...
(Aug 27, 2015)