Archive: 03/9/2011

The birth of electrical engineering

In September 1882, Thomas Edison opened the first commercial power plant in the United States, serving 59 customers in a square mile of Lower Manhattan. That same fall, MIT made electrical history of its own, ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Engineering
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Power to the plane

Work has begun on a record-breaking, 120-meter wingspan plane and it’s up to a small team of engineers from Newcastle University to make sure it gets off the ground.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Engineering
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Discovering mammoth undersea mountains

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the latest evidence of the vastness remaining to be explored in the world’s oceans, scientists aboard Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego’s research vessel Melville ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Turing award goes to 'machine learning' expert

A Harvard University professor has been awarded a top technology prize for research that has paved the way for computers that more closely mimic how humans think, including the one that won a "Jeopardy!" tournament.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Other
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Obamas take Facebook stand against bullying

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Wednesday took a public stand against bullying on Facebook, on the eve of a White House summit on an issue they said affected every young American.

dateMar 09, 2011 in Internet
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