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"Bionic Bra" inches closer to reality

December 4, 2014 8:27 am | by University of Wollongong | Comments

A ‘Bionic Bra’ that automatically tightens in response to breast movement is one step closer to reality with the development of a new prototype. The bra, made using intelligent components, was discussed at the 9th Australasian Biomechanics ...


The first artificially intelligent cat toy

December 3, 2014 5:39 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Three ECE ILLINOIS alumni are on their way to crowdfunding the first artificially intelligent cat toy. Dave Cohen, Michael Friedman, and David Jun have created Mousr, a robotic toy for cats that's taken the Internet by storm. The team's Kickstarter page ...

Ever tried a 'laser delicious' apple?

December 3, 2014 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The ability to detect when to harvest "climacteric" fruits -- such as apples, bananas, pears and tomatoes -- at the precise moment to ensure "peak edibleness" in terms of both taste and texture may soon be within reach for farmers, thanks to the work of a team of researchers from ...


Clothes can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers

December 3, 2014 5:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks. This technological ...

A smart anti-icing system for rotor blades

December 3, 2014 4:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A number of companies shy away from building wind-powered systems in northern regions, even though the wind blows with great power there. To begin with, weather conditions represent a Herculean challenge: Aerodynamic properties deteriorate when ...

Mouser empowers 'next great thing' with development tools center

December 3, 2014 4:02 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announced today the launch of its new Engineering Development Tools Center on This time-saving microsite allows ...


Hawking: Artificial intelligence could end mankind

December 3, 2014 3:51 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of artificial intelligence could see the human race become extinct. In an interview with the BBC, the scientist said that while "primitive forms" of artificial intelligence have proved useful, if the technology ...

IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola

December 3, 2014 3:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California on a ...


Army's DCGS-A provides foundation for aerial intelligence

December 3, 2014 3:28 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide aerial intelligence surveillance and ...

IC foundry sales will keep hitting records through 2018

December 3, 2014 3:08 pm | by Global Semiconductor Alliance | Comments

Worldwide foundry revenues for integrated circuits are expected to rise 13% in 2014 to a new record-high level of $47.9 billion after increasing 13% in 2013 and 18% in 2012, according to the new 2015 edition of The Foundry Almanac, a jointly produced ...

In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

December 3, 2014 1:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Jurors in a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. on Tuesday saw emails from late CEO Steve Jobs and his top lieutenants that show Jobs was determined to keep Apple's popular iPod music players free from songs that were sold by competing online stores....

Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows

December 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says. That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ...

Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

December 3, 2014 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists and engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy ...


Cutting F-35 manufacturing costs, time earns ONR top award

December 3, 2014 10:29 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. Officials ...

New technique determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup and topography

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down ...


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