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Month: May 2012

Robotics | IoT

2012 IERA Invention and Entrepreneurship Awarded to RoboCoaster and Universal Robots

… “The important advancement in safe robots for the entertainment industry by RoboCoaster and the development of a new generation of simple robots for SME’s by Universal Robots not only represent positive steps forward for the robotics indust…

Turing and the Test of Time

Celebrating Alan Turing’s fundamental contributions to the computer age

DIY Laser Engraver

A recycled DVD laser makes a great engraving tool

Global robot sales up 37% for 2011

… China, the US and Germany all reached new peak levels between 39% and 51%.
… Auto industry, metals and machinery industries were the main drivers.
… “In 2011, about 165,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide, by far the highest level e…

Carbon Nanotubes Go Back Inside Fuel Cells

While recent research has looked at using nanotech for producing hydrogen fuel, new research looks again at using CNTs as a catalyst inside the fuel cell

Germany Plans 3800-Kilometer, $25 Billion Transmission Network for Wind Power

Connecting 25 gigawatts of offshore wind to the grid among the goals

Consumption 2.0

Ownership is being replaced by online tools to rent, share, and trade

Germany Meets Half Its Energy Demand From Solar, Briefly

With holiday on Monday, the entire country’s power could come from the sun for a few glorious hours.

What If Climate Science Is Wrong?

After all, Aristotelian physics and Ptolemaic astronomy turned out to be wrong

UAV’s finding uses outside of military, space and defense

… AeroVironment doing test for FCC of an aerial communications relay station which could be used in the event of a disaster. “Small UAVs can provide instant communications capabilities to preserve lives, property and resources,” says AV VP Ro…