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Zero-G fire pulses like a jellyfish on the space station

Zero-G fire pulses like a jellyfish on the space station

August 22, 2014

Smithsonian.com: Prometheus would be so proud. As part of a NASA experiment, humans have brought fire to the International Space Station (ISS) to see what happens to flames in vanishingly low... read more

Wheels when you need them

Wheels when you need them

August 22, 2014

Science: Can special algorithms help keep shared bicycles rolling? read more

Scientists develop remote-control cyborg moth

Scientists develop remote-control cyborg moth

August 21, 2014

The Economic Times: Remote-controlled moths or 'biobots' may be used in future search and rescue operations. read more

Ready for the Stress-Phone? It monitors body functions…

Ready for the Stress-Phone? It monitors body functions…

August 20, 2014

The Washington Times:The inventor has received $3 million from the National Science Foundation to perfect smart phones that are smart enough and connected enough to actually monitor the human body.... read more

This thousand-bot swarm is the future of robotics

This thousand-bot swarm is the future of robotics

August 14, 2014

Popular Mechanics: The kilobots—a group of 1,024 tiny machines that can form into complex shapes—are the largest robotic swarm ever created. read more

The rise of 3-D printed guns

The rise of 3-D printed guns

August 13, 2014

NYTimes: Professor Hod Lipson comments on the ability of the public to 3D print guns. read more

Cornell engineering teams show work to congressman

Cornell engineering teams show work to congressman

August 13, 2014

The Ithaca Journal: Some want to go fast. Some want to go underwater. Some want to fly. One wants to deliver groceries. And one wants to semantically analyze media audiences. read more

How close is too close?

How close is too close?

August 11, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education: In 2007 Motorola shuttered its operations in Champaign, Ill., leaving behind a team of engineers and an empty office space in the University of Illinois at... read more

Creating an ever-flexible center for tech innovation

Creating an ever-flexible center for tech innovation

August 10, 2014

The New York Times: Dan Huttenlocher does not like walls. This is not so much an aesthetic preference as it is a practical concern. Walls divide people and define spaces. They restrict movement. They... read more