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Robot Stays on Its Feet Despite Punishment

Robot Stays on Its Feet Despite Punishment

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 24, 2015) Robotic engineers have modelled a two-legged robot to be fast and agile like an ostrich. The design is more efficient and stable than bipedal robots built to move like humans, according to its creators who abuse the poor machine to test its skills. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Cheap Wind Power? Just Listen to Turbines Talk to Each Other, Say Researchers

Cheap Wind Power? Just Listen to Turbines Talk to Each Other, Say Researchers

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 12, 2015) The price of wind power may soon compete with conventional fossil fuels, according to researchers in the United States. Engineers are fitting wind turbines with sensors to extend and increase their efficiency by optimizing how rotor blades adjust to changing wind patterns. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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New Ultrasonic Technology Can Show Previously Hidden Cracks

New Ultrasonic Technology Can Show Previously Hidden Cracks

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) A new technological development from engineers at Bristol University in the UK say they've developed a way to use ultrasonic nonlinear imaging techniques to find cracks and structural weakness in materials used in things like aeroplanes and bridges, which previously could not have been found. They say that could mean things are replaced on time and not overused. Joel Flynn listens in. Video provided by Reuters
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Digging Deep to Stop Leaks in NYC Water Supply

Digging Deep to Stop Leaks in NYC Water Supply

AP (Feb. 2, 2015) Crews are blasting shafts along the Hudson River for a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel to replace a leaking section of the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct. The project illustrates the complexity of keeping an aging water supply flowing for millions. (Feb. 2) Video provided by AP
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