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Lego wheelchair does the YouTube rounds
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7/31/2012   4 comments
Most engineers I’ve ever met can be categorized by two things; their love of problem solving, and their love of Lego.
AMD, who will buy?
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7/31/2012   17 comments
With money still slipping through its fingers, yet another quarter of sequential revenue decrease, slowing growth and declining sales figures, it’s been another bum quarter for AMD.
Microsoft Office Gets Better, But…
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7/17/2012   3 comments
In previewing Office 2013, Microsoft did not disappoint. With the upcoming release, Microsoft will continue the transition of Office from a suite of traditional native applications (running solely on the computing device) to suite of hosted applications and services running in the cloud or what the company calls “the modern office.”
Show me the hardware says Dallas tech investor
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7/17/2012   6 comments
Over 300 investors and corporate development teams turned out to hear pitches from the 10 latest graduates of two-year old Dallas-based b2b startup accelerator Tech Wildcatters on Wednesday.
NYC to London on a 4,000 mph vacuum train
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7/16/2012   62 comments
Supersonic transport, like retired turbojet Concorde, can officially be considered old-school. Especially now that engineers have figured out a way to shuttle people across the Atlantic at hypersonic speeds of over 2,500 mph. Through vacuum suction tubes.
Advanced robot hand enables cybernetic augmentation
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7/11/2012   12 comments
A German robotics company recently took the wraps off an advanced robotic hand capable of almost the same fine motor skills possessed by human beings.
Despite crisis, Europe investing in future technologies
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7/9/2012   2 comments
Europe is looking to the future and specifically to emerging technology flagships according to vice president of the European Commission responsible for the digital agenda, Neelie Kroes.
What the heck is a Higgs Boson?
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7/6/2012   41 comments
It’s not every day theoretical physics becomes a news sensation. Indeed, it’s downright odd to hear “The God Particle” being discussed by people in supermarket queues, or exchanging pleasantries on the treadmill at the gym.


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