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Chain Mail Fabric a Perfect Fit

Contemporaries of the ancient Greeks might find something familiar within the walls of the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Illinois. In constructing a new type of smart fabric, researchers ...

dateFeb 23, 2007 in Engineering feature
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Robot builds itself for special tasks

In one of the latest studies on autonomous robots, scientists sat back and watched as their robot created itself out of smaller robotic modules. The result, called “swarm-bot,” comes in many varieties, ...

dateFeb 22, 2007 in Robotics feature
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Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury

Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a ...

dateNov 16, 2006 in Robotics
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Anti-Ad Blockers Sure to Irk Viewers

Inventors Philip Newton and Declan Kelly, at Philips Electronics (Eindhoven NL), have come up with a system to stop you from changing channels when viewing an ad and fast-forwarding past ads on recorded material.

dateApr 21, 2006 in
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Warbots to Replace Human Soldiers?

Any good student of military history can tell you that technological change can make a huge difference on the battlefield. History is replete with examples: the English longbow at Crecy overmatched the Genovese ...

dateMar 30, 2006 in
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New Honda Accord drives itself

Japanese car manufacturer Honda has launched a new self-driven car. Dubbed Honda Accord ADAS, the vehicle can change gear and steer itself around bends. While the auto-pilot function will currently only operate ...

dateFeb 01, 2006 in
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Ethanol can replace gasoline with big energy savings

Putting ethanol instead of gasoline in your tank saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline, according to a new analysis by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. ...

dateJan 26, 2006 in
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