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35 min ago | KurzweilAI.net

A robot with two extra fingers helps you grip stuff

A novel control algorithm enables it to move in sync with the wearer's fingers to grasp objects of various shapes and sizes.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Engineering, Science

4 hrs ago | The News Item

LMSD hires engineers for oil leak probe

An engineering firm specializing in forensic mechanical engineering services is the latest company to be retained by the Line Mountain Board of Directors in the saga of a fuel oil leak at the former Dalmatia Elementary building.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Annapolis, MD

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Manhattan Mercury

Intergenerational bonding at K-State's Grandparents U

Mia Rodriguez of Salina watches as mechanical engineering student Avezoe Hosseinzodeh tests a bridge the 8-year-old had built.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science

The Gloucester County Times

Salem County Bridge honors two for outstanding community service

Jakob Davenport and Cole Batten earned the 2014 Community Service Awards from Salem County Bridge.

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Related Topix: Salem County, NJ, Penns Grove, NJ, Engineering, Science, Messiah College

ECNmag

The evolution of airplanes

One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Duke University

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Device helps disabled athletes compete in triathlonsDevice helps...

SAN LUIS OBISPO, California - The 35th Annual San Luis Obispo Triathlon is less than a week away and the Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology Departments at California Polytechnic State University are Device helps disabled athletes compete in triathlons SAN LUIS OBISPO, California - The 35th Annual San Luis Obispo Triathlon is less than a week ... (more)

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo, CA, Engineering, Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Al Bawaba

AUC undergraduates pioneer innovative research

The Undergraduate Research Program also offers travel grants for students who have been accepted at a conference or competition abroad.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Architect Online

Hard Science Gives Rise to Soft Machines

Purdue University researchers embedded a liquid-alloy pattern in an elastic polymer to form a network of sensors, which can be used to create smart, stretchable materials.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Engineering

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Bedford Daily Voice

Bedford Hills' Robare To Conduct Research At Bucknell University

The project, Shear band propagation and serrated flow in metallic glasses, is being conducted along with Wendelin Wright, a mechanical engineering professor.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science

Atlantic Yards Report

Engineering firm offers optimistic look at Atlantic Yards modular...

In a 7/11/14 article in the in-house Arup Connect, Engineering the Factory Built Tower , David Farnsworth of Arup, the structural and mechanical engineering firm behind the Atlantic Yards B2 modular project, offers an intriguing and optimistic look at the future of modular.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Engineering, Science

Wireless Design & Development

Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers Cambridge, MA -- Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Engineering, Science

Technabob.com

Extra Robot Fingers Could One Day Help the Disabled, Elderly & StarCraft Pros

Last month we saw MIT's prototypes for wearable robot arms . Two mechanical engineers from the same university recently presented a similar robot, but on a smaller scale.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Engineering, Science

R & D

Steam from the sun

The structure-a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam-is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Engineering, Science

India Auto News

Bajaj Auto grant of Rs 4.5 crores to College of Engineering Pune

Furthering their corporate social responsibilities, two wheeler majors, Bajaj Auto Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with College of Engineering, Pune.

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Related Topix: Bajaj Auto, Automakers, Engineering, Science

Examiner.com

Mechanical engineering jobs that make you a part of nation building process

Some careers allow you to be a part of nation building process, even though involved indirectly.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology

Holtville Tribune

Getting a charge out of water droplets

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Cellphones

Sun Jul 20, 2014

EurekAlert!

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Engineering, Science, Materials Science

The Bothell Reporter

WSU graduates for spring semester from Bothell

Honors earned by students are listed as follows: summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or better, magna cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 but less than 3.90 and cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 but less than 3.70.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Engineering, Science

RedOrbit

Wrist-Mounted Robotic Device Could Add Two...

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a wrist-mounted robotic device that could allow people to complete tasks like removing a bottle cap or twisting a screwdriver using a single hand.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering, Science, Robots, Science / Technology, Berkeley, CA

Bellingham Herald

Florida State professor wins robotics grant

Mechanical engineering professor Jonathan Clark received the Career Award from the National Science Foundation.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Science, Robots, Science / Technology

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