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"Crabots" and Giant Transparent Tents Key to Google's Reconfigurable Campus
Autonomous construction cranes will reconfigure Google's proposed campus by moving modular offices...
(Mar 5, 2015)
DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals Will Have 25 Teams, and a Surprise Task
A total of 25 teams from seven countries will compete in what is possibly the most anticipated...
(Mar 5, 2015)
Black Phosphorous Demonstrates Potential in High-Speed Data Communication
2-D material offers performance of germanium-based devices with easier production methods
(Mar 5, 2015)
Nokia Chief Says Net Neutrality Hurts Driverless Cars
Robocars need map data right away--and will have to pay extra to get it
(Mar 5, 2015)
The Heaphy Project: Crowdsourced Robot Servants and the Willow Garage Spin-off That Never Was
A project to train remote workers to teleoperate robot servants looked promising. So why was it...
(Mar 4, 2015)
Electric Field Would Improve Flow in Keystone Pipeline
Electric fields could help save energy, improve oil flow in pipelines
(Mar 4, 2015)
Virginia Tech's Robots Will Save You From Disasters
THOR fights fires on ships, while ESCHER will take on disaster areas
(Mar 4, 2015)
Google Tests First Error Correction in Quantum Computing
A quantum computing team hired by Google has built the first system capable of correcting its own...
(Mar 4, 2015)
An Unhackable QR Code to Fight Bogus Chips
New QR code could stem the tide of counterfeit chips
(Mar 4, 2015)
Facebook Comes Out on Top, Google Slips to Third, in Survey of Corporate Interns
“Real” projects are Facebook’s strength—but where are the napping pods?
(Mar 4, 2015)
A Drone with Bug Vision
What do you do when you don't have an inertial guidance system? Use your eyes.
(Mar 3, 2015)
Pleurobot Is an Eerily Lifelike Robotic Salamander
This is as close to a salamander robot as we can possibly get
(Mar 3, 2015)
Magnetic Nanoparticles Boost Polymer Solar Cells
Getting the right mix of nanoparticles and polymer can increase the efficiencies by eleven percent
(Mar 3, 2015)
Topher White: Repurposing Cellphones to Defend the Rain Forest
His networks of solar-powered phones can detect the sounds of illegal logging
(Mar 2, 2015)
Christopher Soghoian: Shining a Light on Government Snooping

The ACLU’s technologist exposes attacks on privacy by government agencies and corporate...
(Mar 2, 2015)
NASA's Super Ball Bot Could Be the Best Design for Planetary Exploration
It’s almost certainly not what you picture when you think of a robot, much less a robot that’s...
(Mar 2, 2015)
Silicon Carbide Power Electronics for Making Silicon
Germans hope to achieve higher efficiencies by switching to silicon carbide in silicon melting...
(Mar 2, 2015)
Will You Need a New License to Operate a Self-Driving Car?
Autonomous-vehicle training could include recovering from errors the car makes
(Mar 2, 2015)
A Better, Safer Flow Battery
Zinc-polyiodide flow battery packs in twice the energy without using corrosive acids
(Mar 2, 2015)
Robert Malkin: MacGyvering Medical Gear
He is inspiring students to tackle urgent problems in the developing world
(Mar 1, 2015)