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IBM Supercomputer Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
US Regains Supercomputing Crown as World's Fastest
June 18, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A U.S. supercomputer is once more the most powerful in the world after Japan and China had ruled in recent years.
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Transforming Robot Wheel
Slinky Robot Rolls Like Legendary Hoop Snake
June 14, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A snake robot can curl up and roll along like a tank tread or the legendary hoop snake
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Aeon Solar
New Rooftop Solar Competition Offers $10 Million Prize
June 13, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The $10 Million SunShot Prize could make rooftop solar panel installations as cheap as $2 per watt.
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False Color Snapshot
Materials Mysteriously Emit Electric Signal Before Failing
June 13, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
A new finding deepens the mystery of why shifting powders might generate electricity in the first place.
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Bed Sex
STDs Blocked by Nano Gel, Study Suggests
June 13, 2012, Susan E. Matthews, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Protection against sexually transmitted diseases could be more discrete and longer-lasting with a new gel that uses nanoparticles.
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Glucose Fuel Cell
Cyborg Fuel Cell Powered by Brain Fluids
June 13, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A new MIT fuel cell could power cyborg implants by using the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the human brain.
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ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory
Robotics' Uncanny Valley Gets New Translation
June 12, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The uncanny valley essay about creepy robots gets a new look in an updated English translation.
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Facial Recognition Technologies
Facial-Capture Avatars Go from Hollywood to Home PCs
June 11, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Facial recognition technology based on a simple webcam could allow for new video games or homegrown filmmaking.
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Cash Prizes Relieve Traffic Congestion
June 11, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A computer networks expert designed an incentive program for people to drive at off-peak hours, which Singapore will adopt this summer.
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CLANG Kickstarter Project
Novelist Seeks Half a Million for 'Guitar Hero with Swords' Game
June 11, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Author Neal Stephenson wants to raise half a million for a game he describes as Guitar Hero with swords.
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College Cheaters' Arms Race Goes Online
June 07, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
As college students find new ways to cheat in online courses, universities are looking at high-tech ways to fight back.
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Supercomputers Simulation
Nuclear Weapons Simulations Push Supercomputing Limits
June 07, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Small supercomputing errors can crash huge simulations of nuclear weapons testing, but researchers have a fix.
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american cockroach
Robots Mimic Disappearing Cockroaches
June 06, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
Scientists recreated the maneuver known as rapid inversion used by roaches and geckos with robots.
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Automated Security Cameras
Security Cameras Turn into Super-Fast Sleuths
June 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A new MIT surveillance system can speed up its search for intruders or suspicious packages among dozens of security camera feeds.
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Allsop Helikite
US Battle Kites Soar Over Afghanistan
June 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The U.S. military looks to a combination of kites and blimps to watch out for troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
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LEED Certification Bayer Building
World's Top Sustainability Score Goes to New Building
June 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Solar power and super-insulation has helped a new building earn the world's best score for sustainability.
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Future Military Operators Will Talk to their Drones
June 05, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
As drones get more sophisticated, the way people operate them needs to get simpler.
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Data Connection Pool Lets People Use Others' Spare Bandwidth
June 04, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
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DNA-like illustration of a helix made of blocks
Artificial DNA Copies Just Like the Real Thing
June 04, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
X-ray crystallography images show that natural DNA with artificial pieces reproduce in the same way as the all-natural product.
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vertical farming, vertical farms
Vertical Farms Sprout into Reality
June 04, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A modern dream of vertical farms that began in New York City has spread worldwide to Asia and Europe.
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us-navy-fleet-02
Congress Tries Blocking US Military from Buying Biofuels
May 31, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The U.S. military's efforts to invest in biofuels as an alternative to foreign oil dependence are being blocked by Congress.
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Coalition for Sustainable Rail
Can Steam Trains Get Clean Energy on Track?
May 31, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Steam locomotives could run on biocoal to transform into greener, more powerful machines compared to modern diesel-electric trains.
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Photo of a pair of Eyejusters glasses
New Glasses Let Wearers Adjust Their Own Specs
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
They're made for people who need different prescriptions for different tasks, and for people in developing countries who don't have access to an optometrist.
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Artificial Platelets
Artificial Platelets Mimic Nature to Stop Bleeding
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Lab-made platelets could form blood clots, help image wounds and deliver drugs inside the human body.
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Big Numbers Mean Big Sizes in 'FatFonts'
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Computer scientists have designed a new class of fonts that aims to represent numerical data in an easy to grasp visual manner.
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