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Paralysis Patient Tastes Freedom Through Thought Control

May 17, 2012 1:47 pm | by Reuters

Groundbreaking research is allowing quadriplegics to control objects with a robotic arm and the power of their thoughts.


A Phone That Fits ON Your Hand

May 16, 2012 2:20 pm | by YouTube (Bryan Cera)

Bryan Cera demonstrates his “Glove One,” a wireless phone that fits ON your hand.


The Next-Gen Plastic That's Hard to Burn

May 16, 2012 2:19 pm | by CNN Money

FRX Polymers has developed a new type of fire-resistant plastic that doesn't give off smoke.


Brammo's 100 MPH Electric Motorcycle

May 16, 2012 2:17 pm | by CNN Money

The Empulse is the first mass produced electric motorcycle that offers a 100 mile range and a 100 mph top speed.


Treating Data Like Food

May 16, 2012 2:16 pm | by Ted

Technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a sharp insight: we treat data like food.


3XSQ: Facebook, Apple Go Big

May 16, 2012 12:11 pm | by Reuters

Facebook increases size of IPO while Apple may reportedly be increasing the size of the iPhone screen.


Honda's Mass-Market Motorbike For India

May 15, 2012 1:33 pm | by Reuters

The world's largest motorcycle manufacturer launches its first mass-market motorcycle in India.


A Robot That Detects Oil Spills

May 14, 2012 12:11 pm | by CNN Money

The Wave Glider ocean robot can help monitor ocean temperatures, weather, and even detect oil spills.


How The iPhone Saved A Kentucky Glass Factory

May 11, 2012 11:54 am | by CNN Money

Steve Jobs' request for tougher glass in the iPhone led Corning to produce Gorilla Glass at a previously struggling Kentucky factory.


The Technology Behind Google's Driverless Car

May 10, 2012 10:28 am | by CNN Money

Google has combined new and existing safety technology into a driverless car that recently got its license from the state of Nevada.


Objet 3D Printed Fenway Park Model Tours Boston

May 9, 2012 3:39 pm | by ObjetGeometries

Take a look at this time-lapse showing individual 3D printed parts being created in fast-motion on the Objet Connex 3D printer.


A 50-Year Plan For Energy

May 9, 2012 3:35 pm | by Ted

Energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil.


Krugman: Spend Now To Make Money Later

May 9, 2012 3:32 pm | by CNN Money

Economist Paul Krugman says the U.S. needs to spend more to climb out of what he calls "a depression."


Engineers Working On Biodegradable Robot

May 9, 2012 3:30 pm | by Mashable

Engineers at the University of Bristol have received a grant to make what could be the world's first biodegradable robots.


The New Industrial Revolution

May 9, 2012 2:00 pm | by CBS News

A lab in New York isn't waiting for an economic turnaround. It's creating one.


Wealth Strategies: Jobs Market A "National Emergency"

May 8, 2012 12:09 pm | by Reuters

Princeton's Alan Blinder says it will take four or five more years for all the jobs lost during the recession to come back.


Champion Now: Changing The Perception Of Manufacturing

May 7, 2012 12:34 pm | by IMTSTV

Terry Iverson discusses the Champion Now movement, which works to change the public perception of manufacturing to help inform younger generations about the industry's career opportunities.


Manpower: Long-term Unemployed Must Retrain, Add Skills

May 4, 2012 12:34 pm | by Reuters

The president of ManpowerGroup, says those who've been out of the workforce for a long time need to keep up with skills.


How Companies Can Break Workers Of Bad Habits

May 3, 2012 11:32 am | by CNN

More than 40 percent of the actions you perform every day are the product of habits you've developed.


Robotic Stand-Up Comedian

May 2, 2012 3:03 pm | by Wall Street Journal

A social robotics researcher is finding ways to design robots that can pick up on nuanced human behavior.



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