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January 22, 2013
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Flying Test Bed: New Aerial Platform Supports Development of Lightweight Sensors for UAVs

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS), is based on an … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
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IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

Breakthroughs will mark the era of cognitive systems when computers will, in their own way, see, smell, touch, taste and hear ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 Dec 2012: Today IBM unveiled the seventh annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5) – a … Continue reading

February 1, 2012
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Ferroelectric Switching Discovered For First Time in Soft Biological Tissue

The heart’s inner workings are mysterious, perhaps even more so with a new finding. Engineers at the University of Washington have discovered an electrical property in arteries not seen before in mammalian tissues. The researchers found that the wall of … Continue reading

December 3, 2011
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Moral Dilemma: Would You Kill One Person to Save Five?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Imagine a runaway boxcar heading toward five people who can’t escape its path. Now imagine you had the power to reroute the boxcar onto different tracks with only one person along that route. Would you do … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
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Most Powerful Millimeter-Scale Energy Harvester Generates Electricity from Vibrations

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Electrical engineers at the University of Michigan have built a device that can harness energy from vibrations and convert it to electricity with five to 10 times greater efficiency and power than other devices in its class. And … Continue reading