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Nooks, Crannies No Obstacle For Soft-Bodied Robot

January 4, 2012 9:08 am | Videos

Harvard scientists have built a soft-bodied robot flexible enough to wiggle into tight spaces no other robot can reach. The researchers say their robot has potential application as a tool for surgeons and for search and rescue operations. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Diving Deep - New Sub On Sale

January 4, 2012 9:07 am | Videos

For scientists and the super-rich looking for a unique gift, private submarine company Triton Submarines may have the answer. The company has just successfully tested its latest submersible, a vessel capable of diving to a depth of 1,000 meters. Triton says it's perfect for explorers who want to work and the wealthy who want to play.

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Video Surveillance System Tags, Tracks

January 4, 2012 9:05 am | Videos

Software developed for closed-circuit television systems can identify individuals and track them across entire networks of cameras. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Amazon Weighed Buying RIM

December 22, 2011 5:21 am | Videos

Reuters M&A Correspondent Nadia Damouni says Research In Motion recently turned down takeover overtures from Amazon.com as it tries to engineer a turnaround. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Guardbot, The Robot Sentry Of The Future

December 21, 2011 10:53 am | Videos

A Connecticut-based company is putting Swedish technology to work with a spherical robot called the Guardbot, designed for surveillance and rescue missions. While it's not yet commercially available, the rolling robot's developers say it's already attracting interest from a wide range of customers.

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Top 10 Gadgets Of 2011

December 21, 2011 10:08 am | Videos

As 2011 comes to a close, it's time to take a look at the top 10 gadgets that were released this year. Techland editor, humorist, and gadget guru Doug Aamoth offers up his list of the best tech product releases. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Plant Turns CO2 Emissions Into Clean Fuel

December 21, 2011 10:06 am | Videos

An Icelandic energy company says it has become the first in the world to produce renewable fuel from CO2 emissions on a commercial scale. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Dive Like A Dolphin With The Flyboard Jet-Pack

December 21, 2011 10:05 am | Videos

If you happen to have a spare $100,000 and can't decide what to buy your water-loving spouse for Christmas, you might want to look at the ''Flyboard'' jet pack, the latest in water-sport technology. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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An Engineer's Playhouse

December 21, 2011 10:04 am | Videos

Is it a house? A garage? Or both? Check out this fascinating feat of engineering. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Meet Your Maker

December 21, 2011 10:02 am | Videos

Follow the journey of a hand built guitar with stringed instrument maker, Joe Yanuziello. MEET YOUR MAKER from Asylum Artists on Vimeo . If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Cameras That Fly

December 20, 2011 7:55 am | Videos

Radio-controlled hexacopters built by AirPano to shoot landscapes from above with a wide-angled camera.  If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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The Final F-22 Raptor

December 20, 2011 6:30 am | Videos

Commemorating the production of the final F-22 Raptor, number 4195, with a look a back from the people behind the development of the aircraft. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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TEPCO President Speaks Out

December 16, 2011 6:11 am | Videos

Embattled Japanese power company TEPCO makes its chief, Toshio Nishizawa, available to the media. The utility may face nationalization as the plant is taken offline. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Entrepreneur Helps Jobless Get Their Swagger Back

December 15, 2011 8:46 am | Videos

A style update, social media skills, and a little boost in self confidence are among the ways Christine Driscoll O'Neill helps boost the careers of people who have lost their jobs as a result of the recession. O'Neill started a Massachusetts company centered on the idea that unemployed people not only lose a job and a paycheck, but they also lose their image.

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HTC, Facebook Team Up On 'Social Smartphone'

December 14, 2011 8:46 am | Videos

Recognizing the potential for major profits in the area of mobility, Facebook and HTC are teaming up to create a "social" smartphone. It seems like Facebook wants to run with the Apples, Googles, and Microsofts of the world. How will they fare? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Fighting Fire With Engineering

December 14, 2011 8:45 am | Videos

Firemen need a steady flow of water through the nozzle to safely put out fires. In this episode of The Product Design Show, Vince and Allison explain the design challenges of matching water flow to the different water pressure available at a variety of fire sites. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Mobile Algae-To-Biofuel Processing

December 14, 2011 8:43 am | Videos

Open Algae has created a processing method that makes algae biofuel commercially feasible, mobile, and affordable. Their end-to-end solution contains a number of unique, cost-efficient steps for processing pond-grown algae. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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The Luxury Superbus

December 14, 2011 8:42 am | Videos

CNN's Atika Shubert takes a ride on a luxury bus built with Formula 1 technology. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Need A Job? China Is Hiring

December 14, 2011 8:34 am | Videos

A lot of Americans are struggling to find quality jobs, or in some cases, any jobs at all. However, a rising number of job-seeking individuals are thinking outside the box a bit and investigating employment opportunities in China. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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The Engineering Dropout Problem

December 13, 2011 9:28 am | Videos

Only 35 percent of the students that enter the engineering program at the City College of New York graduate as engineers. That's an interesting statistic, especially considering the average entry-level, New York-area engineering graduate makes about $65,000 per year. Why are so many students turning away from a potentially lucrative career path? Furthermore, this isn't a problem limited to the Big Apple.

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