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New Solar Underwater Robot Technology Showcased at Exhibition

A new solar-powered underwater robot technology developed for undersea observation and water monitoring will be showcased at a Sept. 16 workshop on leading-edge robotics to be held at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Va.

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Engineering

Robots: An Exhibition of US. Automatons from the Leading Edge of Research

On Sept. 16, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will host more than a dozen robots and their creators to showcase advanced robotics technology from across the nation.

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Astronomy, Telescope, Optical, International

Giant Optical Telescope in Africa Comes Online

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Five years after breaking ground on a South African mountaintop near the edge of the Kalahari desert, astronomers today released the first images captured by the Southern African Large Telescope, now the equal of the world's largest optical telescope and a prized window to the night skies of the southern hemisphere.

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Open Source, Software, Code, Tool, Computer, Science, Google

Google Galvanizes Invention by Student During Summer of Code

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A grad student at UC San Diego has released the beta version of open-source software that allows users to make a change to a computer file on one machine, and have that change happen to files located on other devices.

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T Rays, Security, Shuttle, Safety, Imaging

T-rays "” the Next Wave in Space Shuttle Imaging Technology

A versatile technology that can spot cracks in space shuttle foam, while also offering the potential to see biological agents through a sealed envelope and detect tumors without harmful radiation, will be the focus of a full-day symposium at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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Engineering, Sciences, NASA, Airplanes

Airborne Drones, Mimicking Gulls, Alter Wing Shape for Agility

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The military's next generation of airborne drones won't be just small and silent "“ they'll also dive between buildings, zoom under overpasses and land on apartment balconies.

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FBI, Software, SAIC, Code, Network, Sentinel, Database

Who Killed the Virtual Case File?

The FBI's Virtual Case File was an auspicious start to what would become the most highly publicized software failure in history.

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Software, Software, Failure, Computer, Programming, Information, Technology, Software, bug, Computer, Code, Software, Engineering, Software, Development

Why Software Fails

Of the $1 trillion that will be spent worldwide on technology this year, many billions will be wasted on software mistakes that are entirely preventable.

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Flexible, Electronics, Plastic, Electronics, Organic, Electronics, Integrated, Circuits, Displays

Big and Bendable

If integrated electronics could be big and flexible instead of small and rigid, they would be suitable for a dazzling array of items.

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Virtual Facilitator Could Help Teams Solve Problems Faster

Inefficient, unproductive meetings -- like those satirized in Scott Adams' "Dilbert" cartoon -- are the bane of the modern workplace, but two University of Missouri-Rolla professors are looking to reverse that with new software to help people share ideas and stick to an agenda.







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