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Robots and other cool tech highlights

Robots and other cool tech highlights

May 8, 2015

The Boston Globe: The following people and organizations are on our list of 2015 Game Changers. They did extraordinary things last year, reshaping the way we live and work. read more

Aquatic eel robot among NASA prize winners

Aquatic eel robot among NASA prize winners

May 8, 2015

Product Design & Development: An eel-like soft robot may be sent to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa, swimming through the hypothesized ocean. read more

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

May 8, 2015

Quartz: Midway through spring, the nearly bare planting beds of Carolyn Leadley’s Rising Pheasant Farms, in the Poletown neighborhood of Detroit, barely foreshadow the cornucopian abundance to come.... read more

9 Named NSF graduate research fellows

May 5, 2015

Bloomberg Business: The National Science Foundation has awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship to nine students who completed or will soon complete their undergraduate degrees at NC... read more

New fixes for worn knees

New fixes for worn knees

May 4, 2015

The Wall Street Journal: Scientists have created artificial replacements for arms, legs, joints and other body parts. But developing an artificial meniscus—the shock-absorbing cartilage pad in the... read more