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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

Drones Used to Track Wildlife

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers and engineers have developed and tested an innovative new system for sampling small planktonic larvae in coastal ocean waters and understanding their distribution. Traditionally, pumps ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Researchers have created a prototype laundry-helper robot that is able to separate, stretch, smooth wrinkles and fold ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Engineers have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand. The team has developed a model that predicts the force with which a ... read more

Ethics of Tomorrow? Should Androids Have the Right to Have Children?

July 27, 2015 — Science fiction culture has prospered and gone from being for nerds only in the 1970s and 1980s to becoming part of popular culture in the last two decades. This particularly applies to the TV series ... read more

July 24, 2015 — A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these ... read more

July 23, 2015 — A mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the least invasive form of minimally invasive surgery -- has been created by scientists. ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A test of the Mobile Bridge® Version 4.0 over a real river demonstrated its viability for practical use. During the test, the bridge was set up without any foundation work, and a vehicle could ... read more

July 21, 2015 — It's not unusual for two drivers to depart from the same location, head out to the same destination, drive more or less the same speed and nevertheless arrive at dramatically different times, ... read more

Siting Wind Farms More Quickly, Cheaply

July 17, 2015 — A new statistical technique that yields better wind-speed predictions than existing techniques do -- even when it uses only three months' worth of data -- has been revealed by researchers. That ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A scientist used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behavior of an inanimate device like a ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — A new study has used a drone to measure the temperature, humidity, luminosity and carbon dioxide concentration in a greenhouse. The capacity of an aerial vehicle to move in three-dimensional space ... read more

Mobile Connectivity Indoors Has Just Got Better

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have invented the simplest solution available today to swiftly build a mobile wireless positioning system in a new indoor environment. Unlike other systems, it requires neither manual and ... read more

July 9, 2015 — Engineers have created the first robot with a 3-D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The idea of blending soft and hard materials into the robot's body came from ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have shown that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn't always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Why is the seahorse's tail square? An international team of researchers has found the answer and it could lead to building better robots and medical devices. In a nutshell, a tail made of ... read more

Implantable 'Artificial Pancreas' Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar

July 1, 2015 — Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. The development of an implantable "artificial pancreas" that continuously ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to ... read more

Controlling Liquids at Micro and Nano Scales

July 1, 2015 — From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behavior of liquids in microscopic ... read more

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