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Ann R. Thryft
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posted in September 2012

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Comment:Re: Storage - Ann R. Thryft-9/28/2012
Comment:Re: Storage - Ann R. Thryft-9/28/2012
Study: Wind Could Power World Energy Needs
9/28/2012  50 comments
Researchers at Stanford University's School of Engineering and the University of Delaware claim there's enough wind over land and at sea combined to produce at least half the world's power demand by 2030.
Thoughts Control Avatar-Like Robot
9/27/2012  21 comments
Like the movie Avatar, researchers use functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brain of a subject who uses thought to control a robot thousands of miles away.
Robotic Tuna Inspects Oil Tankers (& Sea Chests?)
9/26/2012  14 comments
The latest underwater unmanned vehicle being developed for the Department of Homeland Security navigates oily waters and cramped spaces.
Comment:Re: Payload - Ann R. Thryft-9/25/2012
UAVs to Get Robot Arms & Hands
9/24/2012  8 comments
Researchers at Drexel University are studying how to add robotic hands and arms to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can be used in flight without crashing.
Video: Flexible Robot Hands Get Cheaper
9/21/2012  12 comments
Sandia National Laboratories has created a low-cost, highly dexterous robotic hand to help soldiers disarm IEDs.
Robots Get Genetically Engineered Skeletal Muscles
9/20/2012  22 comments
Researchers at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania have engineered skeletal muscles they will use to build robots that move like animals -- or people.
Comment:More data? - Ann R. Thryft-9/19/2012
Survey: Battery, Engine, Materials Are Top CAFE Techs
Engineering Materials 
9/19/2012  26 comments
A DuPont-sponsored survey to track the impact of the 2025 CAFE standards has found that automakers are focused almost equally on improving battery performance, breakthroughs in combustion engine performance, and lighter materials.
Comment:Re: iRobot - Ann R. Thryft-9/18/2012
Swarming Robots Rescue Coral Reefs
9/18/2012  26 comments
Scotland's coral reefs, which are currently healthy but threatened, may soon get some help from groups of swarming underwater robots being developed by a Scottish university research team.
Comment:Re: iRobot - Ann R. Thryft-9/17/2012
First Nanocomposite Manned Boat Will Fight Pirates
Engineering Materials 
9/17/2012  9 comments
The first manned boat made primarily of nanomaterials has an extended range three times that of similar-sized vessels.
Comment:Re: iRobot - Ann R. Thryft-9/14/2012
Comment:Re: iRobot - Ann R. Thryft-9/13/2012
Comment:Re: Quiet? - Ann R. Thryft-9/13/2012
Slideshow: 3D Printing Will Go to Mars
Engineering Materials 
9/13/2012  29 comments
It turns out that 3D printing techniques are perfect for use in space, but additive manufacturing isn't just for astronauts.
Comment:Re: iRobot - Ann R. Thryft-9/12/2012
Video: Robot Security Camera Patrols RNC
9/11/2012  16 comments
A remote-controlled Roomba-like robot with a wide-angle camera for inspecting under cars helped the Republican National Convention's security detail look for bombs.
Automakers Drive Carbon Composites
9/11/2012  16 comments
The lightweight material isn't ready for high-volume automotive manufacturing, but three consortia are working to fast-track material and process development.
When Is a Robot Not Mechanical? When It's an Android
9/10/2012  26 comments
An artificial jellyfish created by Harvard and Caltech researchers goes a lot further than biomimicry, resembling an android more than a robot.
Autonomous UAVs Fly in Swarms
9/7/2012  16 comments
Boeing and Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated the ability of autonomous UAVs to fly in a swarm without a ground control station.
Bayer's Medical-Grade Plastics Aid Surgeons
Product News 
9/6/2012  6 comments
Bayer unveiled three new materials. One offers flame-retardant properties. Another offers improved ductility. The third helps deliver information during knee replacements.
Video: Silicone Robot Mimics Surroundings
9/5/2012  18 comments
Low-cost silicone robots that walk, change color to match their surroundings, and light up in the dark may soon be helping first responders and the military.

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