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09.01.12
Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites
09.01.12

Alt-week 9.1.12: growing bones, repairing voices, and a pair of satellites

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

By J. Trew,   09.01.12
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08.20.12
Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania offers custom engraved iPads to students
08.20.12

Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania offers custom engraved iPads to students

If you're heading back to school, attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pe...

By M. Lavey-Heaton,   08.20.12
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07.30.12
X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)
07.30.12

X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)

By far the greatest challenge for robots with legs is staying upright when the going gets rough. A...

By J. Fingas,   07.30.12
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07.03.12
Researchers use 3D printer, sugar, to create a fake artery network for lab-grown tissue
07.03.12

Researchers use 3D printer, sugar, to create a fake artery network for lab-grown tissue

Printing a chocolate heart is easy enough, but how about an actual organ? There are folks working...

By A. Santos,   07.03.12
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05.22.12
Scientists use metal and silicon to create invisibility cloak (no, you can't wear it)
05.22.12

Scientists use metal and silicon to create invisibility cloak (no, you can't wear it)

In the quest to achieve that much-desired invisibility cloak, scientists have redirected light, us...

By S. Silbert,   05.22.12
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03.11.12
SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot
03.11.12

SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot

It took six years, but at long last, Anna Konda has a formidable firefighting partner. SAFFiR, also...

By D. Murph,   03.11.12
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02.26.12
Light-based 'Metatronics' chip melts minds, not copper
02.26.12

Light-based 'Metatronics' chip melts minds, not copper

Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have flipped the switch on a new type of computer circu...

By J. Trew,   02.26.12
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02.01.12
Acrobatic quadrocopters hunt in packs, seduce you into submission (video)
02.01.12

Acrobatic quadrocopters hunt in packs, seduce you into submission (video)

We've kept a pretty stern eye on the development of GRASP Lab's quadrocopters, and with good reaso...

By J. Trew,   02.01.12
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08.11.11
Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations
08.11.11

Researchers use children's toy to exploit security hole in feds' radios, eavesdrop on conversations

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered a potentially major security fl...

By A. Toor,   08.11.11
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