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Counting people with WiFi

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab are proving that wireless signals can do more than provide Internet access. They have demonstrated that a WiFi signal can be used to count the ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Telecom
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Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Air Force scientists are working on hypersonic air vehicle

Engineers said the US Air Force is getting closer to testing a hypersonic weapon. They are developing a hypersonic weapon based on an experimental scramjet program. What is a scramjet? NASA said in a "scramjet," or Supersonic Combustion Ramjet, the oxygen needed by the engine to com ...

dateJun 07, 2015 in Engineering weblog
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South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge

South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.

dateJun 07, 2015 in Robotics
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Apple set to turn up music dial

Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service Monday that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.

dateJun 07, 2015 in Business
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