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  • Watch: AI System for Safer Nuclear Reactors

    09 Nov 2017
    Source: Tony Pallone
    A new system uses artificial intelligence to analyze videos of nuclear reactors, representing a future inspection technology that can be used to detect cracks, reduce accidents and lower maintenance costs.
  • Robotic "Secret Agent" Successfully Infiltrates Schools of Fish

    09 Nov 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    A team of researchers from EPFL has successfully infiltrated schools of zebrafish using a robotic fish of their own creation.
  • Watch: A Call for Citizen Scientists in the UK

    09 Nov 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Submit or explore environmental monitoring data using the interactive maps and graphs made available by Open Air Laboratories.
  • Watch: Using the Sun and Semiconductors to Tackle Plastic Pollution

    08 Nov 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Nano-scale wires made with a semiconductor material speed up the process of photocatalytic oxidation, which breaks down plastic molecules.
  • See Lamborghini’s Electric Sports Car of the Future

    08 Nov 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    The Terzo Millennio embodies innovations in terms of energy storage, materials, propulsion system and design.
  • NASA and Uber Join Forces to Make Flying Taxis a Reality by 2020

    08 Nov 2017
    Source: Abe Michelen
    Today NASA and Uber announced a joint partnership to make Uber’s vision of flying vehicles a reality.
  • Introducing HackSpace: A Magazine for Makers

    08 Nov 2017
    Source: Marie Donlon
    November 23rd will be the launch date for a new magazine written by makers for makers.
  • Customized Automatic Drilling Systems from Kentucky Gauge

    07 Nov 2017
    Source: Ken Thayer
    Kentucky Gauge offers built-to-order drilling systems that are ideal for aluminum, steel and composites, tubular and flat bar materials.
  • New Ultrafast Scan Rate Miniature Spectrometer for High Speed Applications!

    07 Nov 2017
    Source: Gary Kardys
    The Ocean FX® from Ocean Optics is a versatile spectrometer with acquisition speed up to 4,500 scans per second, onboard averaging of up to 5,000 spectra for improved signal to ratio (SNR) and minimal data transfer time. Ocean FX is an excellent choice for high-speed process applications, measurement of fast events, and reaction monitoring!
  • Watch: Beating Cancer at its Own Game

    06 Nov 2017
    Source: Tony Pallone
    By reprogramming the genetic material of cancer cells, researchers have found a way to disable their most impressive ability: that of adapting and surviving.
  • Robotic Exploration and Settlement of Lunar Caves

    06 Nov 2017
    Source: Gary Kardys
    Now that the existence of lunar caves has been confirmed, the caves need to be explored, mapped and characterized. Before human astronauts are sent to explore the caves, robotic explorers will be designed and sent to the moon cave because there are too many unknown factors.
  • Manufacturing Begins on the Largest Carbon Fiber Wing Ever for the Boeing 777X

    06 Nov 2017
    Source: Gary Kardys
    In late October 2017, workers at the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington began manufacturing what will be the largest carbon fiber composite wing in aviation history. Bright lights from TV cameras glinted off the 108-foot long wing spar as a robotic machine drilled the first hole in a 777X part.
  • Watch: Crops Thrive in Magenta Solar Greenhouse

    04 Nov 2017
    Source: S. Himmelstein
    Healthy plants were grown under transparent roof panels embedded with a bright magenta luminescent dye that absorbs light and transfers energy to narrow photovoltaic strips.
  • Is Robotic Welding the Answer to the Shortage of Skilled Welders?

    03 Nov 2017
    Source: Eric Olson
    By 2026, there will be a workforce shortage of 372,000 welders according to the American Welding Society. Compared to human welders, robots can produce three times as many parts per day.
  • Google Maps All South African National Parks

    03 Nov 2017
    Source: Abe Michelen
    Google announced today that a team of South African nature lovers, along with Google Street View, has finished mapping all the country's wildest areas, including all 19 national parks and 17 national reserves.
  • Scientists Discover a “Big Void” Inside the Great Pyramid — With the Help of Muons

    02 Nov 2017
    Source: Abe Michelen
    A team of international researchers, using a muon detection technique called muography, has discovered a “large empty space” inside the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau in Egypt that had remained hidden behind the thick walls of the building for more than 4,500 years.
  • Laser Cutting Acrylic Displays

    02 Nov 2017
    Source: Sponsored Video
    See how easy it is to laser cut acrylic and other types of plastic for colorful, functional and dimensional displays!
  • Watch: Snowflake Fractals

    02 Nov 2017
    Source: Tony Pallone
    A surprising finding when applying low voltage to an alloy of gallium has implications for the shape control of liquid metals, and the development of electronic, electromagnetic and optical devices that take advantage of their metallic properties.
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