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MIT's Chisel system saves power by allowing computers to make mistakes


You may have heard the expression, "Work smarter, not harder." When applied to humans, it means (partially) that we should do our best work on the tasks that are the most important, instead of wasting time and effort by going all out on every task.

Archt One promises multidirectional, room optimized immersive sound


October has been a pretty good month for streaming music lovers. Bang & Olufsen and Bowers & Wilkins have finally joined the Bluetooth speaker party, and Toronto's Mass Fidelity is proving that you don't have to be a big player to be a crowd pleaser.

TrakBelt360 puts a new spin on tool belts


If you're perched on a ladder or are dangling in a harness, then twisting around to grab something from the back of your tool belt can be rather challenging.

Vibrating insoles could help prevent falls among seniors


Falls are the leading cause of death by injury amongst seniors, and those falls are in turn typically caused by poor balance or an irregular gait.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes on test flight


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed today during a test flight over the Mojave Desert in California.

CSEM's white solar panels are made to blend into buildings


Solar panels are seen as a way of making buildings greener and more sustainable, as well as making them less dependent on the grid for power.

NASA seeks proposals for deep space missions


NASA is preparing to launch its Orion spacecraft in December and its Space Launch System (SLS) is scheduled to fly by 2018.

Yale astronomers find exoplanet that simply can't keep time


Yale astronomers have discovered a low-mass, low-density exoplanet orbiting a distant star whose orbit boasts some fascinating and extreme characteristics.

FPS control method tested with emergency response robots


Anyone who's played a first-person shooter will be familiar with using the direction that a character is looking to also control the direction they move.

Samsung gives Galaxy A3 and A5 premium build, mid-range specs


In recent months, Samsung has placed a stronger emphasis on premium build materials for its smartphones.

Final assembly of Orion spacecraft completed


NASA and Lockheed Martin announced on Thursday that they have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to carry NASA astronauts on deep space missions.

The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: Shower Yourself In High-Quality Sound


Belting out your favorite track in the shower is definitely a highlight of the morning. No, it’s not necessarily all that tuneful…but that’s only because there’s no backing track, of course.

Review: Parrot's Jumping Sumo minidrone


With all the interest surrounding aerial drones of late, it might seem like a step backwards for Parrot to come out with a quirky two-wheeled vehicle that rolls around on the floor.

Seat time in Chevy's impressively redesigned flagship – the 2015 Impala LTZ


The long-tailed classic that is Chevrolet’s Impala has gone through many iterations since it was introduced in the late 1950s – some good, some excessively bland.

Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost


Russian scientists have proposed a novel way to accelerate a spaceship while in flight – firing a ground-based laser up its backside.

Sandia drops nuclear warhead ... in the name of safety


Dropping a nuclear warhead may not seem like a particularly bright idea, but earlier this year Sandia National Laboratories did just that.

BMW's V8-powered X5 M and X6 M will get the kids to school on time


Set to debut at next month's LA auto show, BMW's new X5 M and X6 M both powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 423 kW (575 hp) between 6,000 and 6,500 rpm.

ScanEagle 2 UAV prepares for takeoff


Since its first flight in June 2002 and introduction to the US Navy in 2005, the ScanEagle UAV developed by Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a steady stream of improvements, including a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and clocked up over 800,000 combat flight hours over land and sea.

Concept One: Floating the idea of a semi-amphibious vehicle


A city car with a semi-amphibious ability sounds like a bit of a misnomer, but for the residents of Bangkok in recent years, it could have been a true lifesaver.

3D printed titanium heel helps cancer patient find his feet


Slowly but surely, 3D printing is working its way through the human anatomy, replacing infected jaws, cancerous vertebrae and deformed hips in a procession of world-first medical treatments.


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