World's Largest Aircraft Readies for Takeoff...

The world's largest aircraft, some 65 feet (20 meters) longer than the world's biggest passenger airliner, is just about ready to leave its hangar near London and take to the skies. At 302 feet (92 meters) long, the...
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677
23 March 2016, 22:40

Holy Drones, Batman! Real-Life 'Batplane' Mimics Flexible Wings...

When chasing insects for their dinner, bats can perform aerial acrobatics that would shame even the steeliest test pilots. Inspired by the wings that allow bats to pull off such impressive maneuvers, a team of engineers...
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456
23 March 2016, 0:40

Hand Jive: High-Tech Glove Turns Gestures into Music...

If you find yourself tapping your hand to a beat while sitting at your desk, in the car or on a park bench, a high-tech glove might be just the gadget to help you turn the tunes in your head into music you can record....
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337
19 March 2016, 18:13

'X-Ray Vision' T-Shirt Shows Inner Workings of the Human Body...

A new crowdfunded project aims to create a virtual reality T-shirt that allows users to feel like they are peering inside the shirt-wearer's anatomy using a mobile device or VR headset. The Kickstarter project, called...
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773
18 March 2016, 16:39

Drawn to Safety: Doodles Could Secure Your Phone...

Tired of wracking your brain to remember the strings of words, arrangements of letters or random numbers that you chose for your latest password? Soon, you might be able to ditch all of them and unlock your phone, apps...
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470
18 March 2016, 4:49

Watch 6 Teensy Robots Pull a 2-Ton Car...

The old saying is that many hands make light work, but in this case, many tiny robot feet make light work, too. A fleet of teensy robots, collectively weighing less than a typical apple, have moved a 3900-lb. (1800...
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652
16 March 2016, 21:52

How Satellites Find Shipwrecks From Space...

It's estimated that some three million shipwrecks are scattered across the oceans, with a quarter possibly resting in the North Atlantic. Now satellites can be used to help locate these lost ships, according to new...
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641
16 March 2016, 0:00

'Fish-Eye' Contact Lens Auto-Focuses...

Imagine wearing a pair of contact lenses that could auto-focus on objects both far and near, giving you a new pair of eyes that do not wear out with age. That goal - inspired by the light-gathering abilities of the...
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912
15 March 2016, 21:14

Shades of Luke Skywalker? Bionic Fingertip Lets Amputee Feel Textures...

After Luke Skywalker got his hand cut off during a duel with Darth Vader in "Star Wars," the young Jedi received an artificial hand that helped him both grip and feel again. Scientists worldwide are seeking to make this...
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815
14 March 2016, 17:44

The Best Coding Toys for Kids...

As computers infiltrate every facet of modern life, parents may want to give their tiny tots a head start by exposing them to computer science at an early age. Apps, toys and games designed to improve children's...
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389
14 March 2016, 17:41

The Carbon-Fiber Future: It's About More Than Speed ​​(Op-Ed)...

Nikhil Guptais an associate professor, and Steven Zeltmann is a student researcher, in the Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratoryof the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at New York University...
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507
12 March 2016, 14:04

New Anti-Snore Patch Targets the Science of Sound Waves...

If your dreams of flying high above the clouds or winning the World Series have ever been interrupted by the guttural sounds of your partner's slumber, then a new anti-snore gadget could help you turn down the volume of...
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420
11 March 2016, 17:40

Google's Artificial Intelligence Trounces World Go Champ in 1st Match...

An artificial intelligence system developed by Google has trounced a world champion Go player in the first of five planned matches. The program, called AlphaGo, is currently facing off with former world champion Lee...
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429
09 March 2016, 20:48

Monkeys Move Wheelchairs Using Just Their Thoughts...

Monkeys equipped with wireless brain implants were able to control robotic wheelchairs using only their thoughts, according to a new study. The brain waves of two rhesus macaques were used to direct motor commands on a...
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521
09 March 2016, 0:00

Apple vs. FBI: What's Really Going On?...

Apple is embroiled in a battle with the FBI over an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters involved in the December attack that killed 14 and wounded 22 in San Bernardino, California. The two sides are involved in...
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08 March 2016, 21:56