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Engine on a chip promises to best the battery

MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter. The resulting device could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, cell phones, ...

dateSep 19, 2006 in Engineering
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Rice's single-pixel camera takes high-res images

For all their ease and convenience, there are few things more wasteful than digital cameras. They're loaded with pricy microprocessors that chew through batteries at a breakneck pace, crunching millions of numbers per second ...

dateOct 02, 2006 in Engineering
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Eurocopter X3: The world's fastest copter

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you asked a child how they would make a helicopter go faster, they would probably tell you to add another engine. The answer would be Zen simple and dead right. The engineers at Eurocopter also seem to ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in Engineering weblog
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