Archive: 2/08/2012

Dextrous robotic hand gets thumbs up

European researchers said Thursday they had developed the world's first real-sized, five-fingered robotic hand able to grasp and manipulate objects with human-like dexterity.

dateAug 02, 2012 in Robotics
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Heat waves, storms and blackouts

One of the world's worst blackouts has left more than 620 million people in India without power this week. Here at home, North Americans dealing with record high temperatures this summer have seen a jump in ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Cost-effective production of infrared lenses

If visibility is poor, thermal cameras can warn drivers of people or animals on the road. Yet such devices have been very expensive – until now. An important step has been taken to manufacture them more cheaply. A new ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Eco-Computer with a natural wood look

Surfing for hours on the Internet consumes a lot of electricity and is harmful to the environment. However, a new ecological PC saves energy as it operates: It produces about 70 percent less CO2 than conventional computers. ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Hardware
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