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On autopilot
6 months ago

On autopilot

How long until we fly in autonomous planes?

On your average commercial flight, the pilot is manually flying the plane for less than 10 minutes. The rest of the time, …
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Mind the Gap
6 months ago

Mind the Gap

Bridging the gulf between sustainability and speed of policy change takes a hands-on approach. Stuart White isn’t afraid of getting dirty.

 

As the Director of the Institute for Sustainable …
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Drones to the Rescue
6 months ago

Drones to the Rescue

Unmanned aerial vehicles will boldly go where no human can

Look! Up in the sky! It’s not a bird. … It’s not a plane. … It definitely isn’t Superman. It’s …
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Built to Last
6 months ago

Built to Last

The manufacturing companies that are thriving by reinventing themselves

Despite the death of the automotive industry in 2017, Australian manufacturing employment is at its highest level since 2012, according to …
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3D-Printed Hand Plays Piano
6 months ago

3D-Printed Hand Plays Piano

Passivity allows robot to reproduce several styles

Experienced piano players will tell you it takes years to master the art. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have 3D printed …
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Virgin Galactic Makes It to Space
7 months ago

Virgin Galactic Makes It to Space

VSS Unity hits 50-mile barrier of suborbital space

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic finally did it. After a lot of missed deadlines and one deadly accident, Branson’s team made good …
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Astronaut, Heal Thyself
7 months ago

Astronaut, Heal Thyself

3D bioprinting could let astronauts give medical care in space

There’s no 000 in space, and missions are getting longer as astronauts go farther afield and conduct more extensive …
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Bug Bites
7 months ago

Bug Bites

Roaches employed in China to take care of food waste

 

Over more than 300 million years of existence, cockroaches have been through just about everything. In China’s ever-growing cities, …
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The Power of Sugar
7 months ago

The Power of Sugar

Mauritius turns sugar cane into electricity to help run remote island

Any parent dealing with a cake-drunk toddler can attest to the sheer energy contained in sugar. The island …
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Breakthrough in 3D Hologram Video
7 months ago

Breakthrough in 3D Hologram Video

Chiba University team has computer powerful enough to make it a reality

Though the technology was perfected a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, computer scientists …
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