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Elizabeth M
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Video: Robot Searches Burning Buildings
6/28/2013  31 comments
A firefighting robot rides on two wheels with a stem a few feet high carrying stereo cameras and other sensors. It can record and map thermal data and on a 3D scene constructed from images taken by the cameras.
Comment:Re: D-Dogs - Elizabeth M-6/27/2013
Comment:Re: D-Dogs - Elizabeth M-6/27/2013
Sensor Detects Diabetes by Breath
6/26/2013  28 comments
A new sensor developed by chemists at the University of Pittsburgh can tell someone if they have diabetes via a breathalyzer test.
Atmel Introduces 32-Bit, All-Purpose Microcontroller Family
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6/26/2013  10 comments
Atmel has released its first family of embedded Flash microcontrollers for the ARM Cortex-MO+ Core processor, enhancing its eight-bit portfolio with a line of 32-bit performance products.
Graphene Nanotubes: The Latest Advancement in Li-ion Batteries
6/24/2013  13 comments
A research team at Rice University has successfully created proof-of-concept anodes that are capable of more capacity than typical battery anodes by creating them out of GNRs and tin oxide.
Comment:Great idea - Elizabeth M-6/21/2013
TI's Latest Chipsets Leverage Company's MaxLife Technology
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6/21/2013  12 comments
Texas Instruments introduced two power management chipsets that use its new MaxLife fast-charge technology, which stretches the life of single-cell lithium-ion batteries and lets consumers charge them faster.
Comment:Re: Thank You - Elizabeth M-6/20/2013
Comment:Catching up - Elizabeth M-6/18/2013
Sulfur-Based Battery Outperforms Lithium-Ion in Tests
6/17/2013  44 comments
A new battery design, which replaces lithium with abundant and low-cost elemental sulfur, is still in its nascent stages but shows real promise for giving batteries more energy potential.
Energy-Harvesting Shock Absorbers Coming to a Car Near You
6/14/2013  48 comments
Now that solar and wind harvesting technologies are a thriving market, researchers are seeking other environmentally related energy sources for which they can create harvesting devices.
Video: Students Develop Tornado-Seeking Drones
6/10/2013  28 comments
An unmanned aerial vehicle under development at Oklahoma State University can penetrate severe thunderstorms, including the supercells from which tornadoes can develop.
Roboteq Introduces Intelligent Robot Motion Controller
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6/5/2013  2 comments
Roboteq has released a wireless-enabled motion controller that can be used to design both full- and semi-autonomous robots with a highly accurate control capability and custom functionality.
Comment:Re: RoboBee - Elizabeth M-6/5/2013
Student Team Designs Solar-Powered Wheelchair
6/4/2013  39 comments
A solar-powered wheelchair designed by students in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science won first place in a contest held in conjunction with last year’s World Cerebral Palsy Day.
Comment:Potential - Elizabeth M-6/3/2013
Researchers Poke Holes in Solar Cells to Improve Efficiency
6/3/2013  12 comments
The method, called “dark solar,” has been developed by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and it enables the cells to reflect only 2 percent of the sunlight that reaches them.

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