The Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that a special grand jury has been convened to investigate both the construction and design of Boston's Big Dig tunnels as part of a criminal probe in to the tunnel ceiling collapse that killed a local woman in July.
According to the article posted on Boston.com this afternoon, a spokesman for the Attorney General's office confirmed the grand jury began hearing evidence Tuesday. They are expected to hear testimony from construction workers, their supervisors and ceiling designers, among others.
It will certainly be interesting to see what comes out of these investigations, who may be held responsible, and what missteps led to this disaster which made headlines nation-wide.
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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