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New pop-up sensor may help robotic surgery

Robots have taken over the O.R. Today, more and more surgeries are performed from behind a computer console as multi-million dollar, multi-armed surgical robots like the Zeus or Da Vinci systems replace hand-held scalpels. ...

dateNov 11, 2015 in Engineering
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Teaching the blind to draw—and do STEM

University of Vermont start-up company E.A.S.Y. LLC has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a commercial prototype for a digital printer ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Thin walls with potentially fatal consequences

Given the choice between safer and cheaper construction, many housing design companies in earthquake-prone developing countries see themselves forced to save on expensive construction materials and opt for the latter. EPFL ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Engineering
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Korea's 'Hanoks' display acoustic excellence

A "Hanok" is a type of traditional Korean house that embraces both nature and science. And these homes are gaining global recognition as being perfect acoustical settings to highlight the melody of classic Korean musical ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Engineering
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Preventing famine with mobile phones

With a mobile data collection app and satellite data, scientists will be able to predict whether a certain region is vulnerable to food shortages and malnutrition. The method has now been tested in the Central African Republic.

dateNov 19, 2015 in Engineering
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