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Keeping tabs on massive open online courses

(Phys.org) —Is the Internet causing a revolution in education by enabling large numbers of students to take college courses online, at little or no cost, from faculty members at leading universities?

Jan 29, 2014
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Owls engineered for stealth and silence

Harry Potter's snowy owl Hedwig delivers mail and provides companionship for the famous wizard. A.A. Milne's wise old Owl provides Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and friends with wisdom, albeit questionably ...

Feb 03, 2014
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Recuperating waste heat under the hood

For his semester project in mechanical engineering, Eliott Guenat studied the best way to recuperate waste heat from a car's engine. The challenge is figuring out how to incorporate the heat exchangers micro-turbomachines.

Jul 09, 2014
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