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What This MIT Sensor Could Mean For The Future Of Robotics

What This MIT Sensor Could Mean For The Future Of Robotics

Newsy (Sep. 20, 2014) MIT researchers developed a light-based sensor that gives robots 100 times the sensitivity of a human finger, allowing for "unprecedented dexterity." Video provided by Newsy
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Stephen Hawking: God Particle Could Destroy Universe

Stephen Hawking: God Particle Could Destroy Universe

Buzz60 (Sep. 8, 2014) Professor Stephen Hawking is saying theoretically the Higgs Boson or the God Particle is very unstable at high energies and thinks that it's possible with a large collider, much larger than any we've constructed, the god particle could break down time and space itself, destroying everything. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Laser Procedure Erases Combat Wounds

Laser Procedure Erases Combat Wounds

AP (July 3, 2014) A laser procedure used to smooth wrinkles is now helping erase battle scars and give back range of motion to amputees who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (July 3) Video provided by AP
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How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

How Ford and Heinz Will Make Cars Out of Tomatoes This Summer

TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable bio-plastic material for use in vehicle manufacturing. Researchers are currently testing the durability of dried tomato skins for use in wiring brackets within the hood or as a storage bin in the center console. Use of the food processing byproduct would fulfil Ford’s goal of reducing the use of petrochemicals in its manufacturing process. Already, Ford has integrated the use of other recycled and bio-based materials including coconuts, cotton, rice hulls and soy. Video provided by TheStreet
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