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The Forgotten History of Small Nuclear Reactors
Economics killed small nuclear power plants in the past—and probably will keep doing so
(Apr 27, 2015)
Computer Models Show Terror Birds Hunted by Sound
Prehistoric killer used low frequency sounds to follow its prey's footsteps
(Apr 27, 2015)
The Promise of Precision Agriculture in Drought-Ridden California
What will it take to unlock high-tech farming?
(Apr 27, 2015)
NordLink – a landmark project enabling a more interconnected Europe
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(Apr 27, 2015)
ULA's New Vulcan Rocket Comes Back to Earth via Helicopter
Mid-air engine retrieval will be necessary to make ULA's new launch system competitive with SpaceX
(Apr 24, 2015)
Return of the Elf: Making a 1976 microcomputer more user friendly
A home-brew programmer for the low-power Membership Card microcomputer
(Apr 24, 2015)
Amazon Wants to Put Packages in the Trunk of Your Car
Cars that take deliveries can get around the "last hundred meters" shipping problem
(Apr 24, 2015)
Video Friday: Sphero Droid, Drone Jogging, and Robot Feeds You Marshmallows
Your weekly dose of robot videos is here
(Apr 24, 2015)
Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell?
A Japanese startup is betting that an aging population of tech savvy first adopters will want their...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Silicon Valley Gets Ready to Code for Cuba
In the Bay Area this weekend? Want to experience a hackathon at Facebook? It’s not too late to Code...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Neurosurgeon Who Stimulates Brains in the Operating Room Coaches Neural Engineers
By shifting focus from neural nodes to networks, engineers can build better brain-computer...
(Apr 24, 2015)
Happy Birthday Hubble!
After 25 years and a tumultuous life, Hubble is still going strong
(Apr 24, 2015)
NASA Uses Mars Rover Tech to Design the Perfect Urban Car
The Modular Robotic Vehicle can drive in any direction and doesn't even need you behind the wheel
(Apr 23, 2015)
3-D Printed Graphene Aerogels Could Improve Sensors and Batteries
Using 3-D to manufacture predetermined architectures for aerogels opens up energy storage and...
(Apr 23, 2015)
Keep On Flying
Look past the screaming headlines and you’ll see that airliners have never been safer
(Apr 23, 2015)
Documentary on eSports Shows Video Games in Transition
The rise of eSports leaves plenty of uncertainty among professional gamers and tournament organizers
(Apr 23, 2015)
Android Creator Andy Rubin's Playground for Hardware Startups
Thinking about hatching a hardware company? A new incubator might be the place for you
(Apr 23, 2015)
Proposal Would Put Laser Cannon on ISS to Blast Space Junk
A powerful orbital laser could eliminate centimeter-scale orbital debris in just five years
(Apr 23, 2015)
How Google Handled a Year of “Right to Be Forgotten” Requests
Following a European court ruling, Google expunged more than half a million links
(Apr 23, 2015)
Baseball's Player-tracking Statcast System Debuts
After limited trials last season, Statcast, a radar and motion-capture system, is now ready for...
(Apr 23, 2015)