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Siri and Google Now, Meet Cortana

April 24, 2014 at 10:11 am

Molly Wood tests out mobile virtual assistants, including Microsoft’s Cortana, to see if Siri has met her match.

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Creating Better Passwords By Making Up Stories

April 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

Find out how a picture and a few stories can help you generate over 100 secure passwords.

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The military’s new robot for future combat

April 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

The U.S. military hopes its new robot, Atlas, can one day take on missions deemed too dangerous for humans. But Pentagon researchers are still learning [...]

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Dragontrail X to be used on 2014 World Cup player benches

April 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

Dragontrail X Glass used on official player benches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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How does a gas turbine work?

April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

Gas turbines provide an extremely flexible source of electricity.

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Smart Drug Delivery System

April 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

New “smart” material could automatically deliver your medication inside your body without a reminder.

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Human-Powered Helicopter

April 22, 2014 at 10:19 am

Bowen-Davies and dozens of his fellow students from the University of Maryland are chasing one of aviation’s last milestones: the Sikorsky Prize. The American Helicopter [...]

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3 Apps to Organize Photos on Your Phone

April 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

Molly Wood tests three apps, including the new Carousel by Dropbox, that help you sort and share the overwhelming number of photos on your mobile [...]

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SpaceX continues its mission toward reusable rockets

April 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

SpaceX launches its third supply mission to the International Space Station and continues toward its goal of affordable space travel.

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Is this the most realistic sounding piano synthesizer?

April 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

Meet the real Piano Man. Click meets Joe Ierardi who is trying to make the perfect piano synthesizer. But is it better than a real [...]

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Solar Winds

April 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

Giant magnetic hoops erupt into space — large enough for the Earth to pass through them with miles to spare.

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New coating technology provides huge improvements in resistance to wear and heat

April 21, 2014 at 10:46 am

ZERO-I boasts a hardness of 3,500 HV, and can be applied as a coating at least 4 μm thick.

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New System Scans Veins in Shoppers Palm for Biometric ID

April 18, 2014 at 11:02 am

New system in Sweden scans veins in shoppers’ palm for biometric identification .

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Micro-Robots

April 18, 2014 at 10:57 am

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.

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Intelligent Batteries

April 18, 2014 at 10:56 am

The basic car battery hasn’t really changed much in the past 30 years. U-M engineers are working to make them smarter, safer and more efficient.

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