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Flying robots that play the James Bond theme song? Micro-robots powered by bacteria? A car that drives itself? They may sound like works of science-fiction, but Vijay Kumar of Penn’s General...
April 30, 2012, 4:32 AM PDT | By Molly Petrilla
Code for America connects the best and brightest web developers and designers with perhaps the least tech-savvy sector: government.
April 23, 2012, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
When consumer technology fails, it’s frustrating. When a medical device fails, the effects can be fatal. Meet the ECRI Institute, watchdog for gadgets in clinics and hospitals across the globe.
April 19, 2012, 2:04 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
In the dangerous and dirty world of mining, technology is creating new ways to dig — and keep miners safe.
April 17, 2012, 2:30 AM PDT | By Melanie D.G. Kaplan
A champion of the “R&DIY” movement, Britta Riley has enlisted more than 33,000 people to help create window planters known as Windowfarms.
April 16, 2012, 4:52 AM PDT | By Molly Petrilla
For Michael Jantzen, buildings are more than their architecture. His work, ranging from a solar-powered vineyard to a house made of silo roofs, combines art, technology and engineering to create a...
April 9, 2012, 4:00 AM PDT | By Christina Hernandez Sherwood
The CEO of Nanoholdings — a company focused on uncovering nanotechnology breakthroughs in energy generation, transmission, storage and use — discusses the status of his field, the...
April 2, 2012, 3:26 AM PDT | By Molly Petrilla