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New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly

May 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be...

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Android, iOS lose share to Windows as smartphone shipments decline

May 27, 2015 12:13 pm | Comments

While not much of a surprise, International Data Corporation (IDC) has released new numbers that confirm slowing growth for smartphones...

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Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

May 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by Michigan State University | Comments

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops...

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Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

May 27, 2015 11:59 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up...

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Hyundai first to market with Android auto connected car platform

May 27, 2015 11:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

Hyundai today said it will be the first automaker to integrate the new Android Auto connected car platform...

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Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research

May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford | Comments

Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly...

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Linking superconductivity and structure

May 27, 2015 9:03 am | by Carnegie Institution | Comments

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity--maintain a flow of electrons--without any resistance....

Researchers develop device to image minute forces in cell membrane hemifusion

May 27, 2015 8:58 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | Comments

Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have evolved to collaborate at the smallest levels in promoting, preserving and protecting the organism they comprise....

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Biosensor chips placed under skin for more precise medicine

May 27, 2015 8:51 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage...

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NIST develops first 'roadmap' for public safety communications research

May 26, 2015 5:01 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first "roadmap" for the next 20 years of research needed to establish seamless, broadband public safety communications networks across the United States...

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MaterialsLab improves how we conduct research on Earth and in space

May 26, 2015 4:40 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

When companies try to "build a better mousetrap," the process can involve lots of internal studies and tests on the kinds of materials to use and effective designs...

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On-demand X-rays enables scientists to select the beams they want

May 26, 2015 4:33 pm | Comments

Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, music and movies they want thanks to the internet...

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Math teachers learn new techniques for educating engineering leaders

May 26, 2015 4:08 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | Comments

More than 20 teachers from 16 of Qatar’s secondary schools participated in the inaugural Engineering Leaders Institute for Excellence in Mathematics Education.  The five-day institute, organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar, was designed to enhance...

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California Eastern Laboratories’ MeshWorks wins market disrupter award

May 26, 2015 4:01 pm | by By Kasey Panetta, Editor @kcpanetta | Comments

During the second annual ECN IMPACT Awards, ECN honored MeshWorks ™, a product of California Eastern Laboratories, as the 2015 Market Disrupter. MeshWorks is a wireless sensor platform/network with embedded cloud connectivity...

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ECN IMPACT awards honor outstanding achievement in design engineering

May 26, 2015 3:53 pm | Comments

On Wednesday, May 13th, ECN held its second annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design...

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