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08.12.12
NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video)
08.12.12

NAA verifies new US record for human-powered helicopter flight (video)

A team at the University of Maryland has been taking human powered flight to new heights. Or, rath...

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06.05.12
Scientists use bilayer graphene to develop extra-sensitive photodetector
06.05.12

Scientists use bilayer graphene to develop extra-sensitive photodetector

By now it goes without saying that graphene is something of a darling in the research community, wi...

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01.17.12
Headphone-wearing pedestrian injuries triple as audiophiles stop noticing onrushing trains
01.17.12

Headphone-wearing pedestrian injuries triple as audiophiles stop noticing onrushing trains

The number of pedestrians injured or killed while wearing headphones has tripled in the last six ye...

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09.30.11
Tiny 'jumping robots' have more in common with firecrackers than Johnny 5
09.30.11

Tiny 'jumping robots' have more in common with firecrackers than Johnny 5

Perhaps calling an immobile plastic bug with explosives strapped to its underside a "jumping robo...

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05.24.11
IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer headed to hospitals. Dr. Watson, we presume?
05.24.11

IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer headed to hospitals. Dr. Watson, we presume?

We always knew that Watson's powers extended well beyond the realm of TV trivia, and now IBM has...

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12.12.10
World's smallest battery uses a single nanowire, plant-eating virus could improve Li-ion cells tenfold
12.12.10

World's smallest battery uses a single nanowire, plant-eating virus could improve Li-ion cells tenfold

When it comes to building better batteries, building electrodes with greater surface area is key, a...

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08.23.10
Two universities adopt Wii Fit to monitor football concussions
08.23.10

Two universities adopt Wii Fit to monitor football concussions

As it turns out, there are quite a few uses for a $100 off-the-shelf computerized scale, above and...

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03.30.10
EATR's engine officially complete, and this robot's one step closer to reality
03.30.10

EATR's engine officially complete, and this robot's one step closer to reality

If you're anything like us, you've probably been keeping pretty close tabs on EATR, the biomass-to-...

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10.25.09
NC State gurus develop new material to boost data storage, conserve energy
10.25.09

NC State gurus develop new material to boost data storage, conserve energy

We've all assumed that anything's possible when dabbling in the elusive realm of spintronics, and i...

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