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Japan makes cyborg suit to fight radiation in Fukushima.

In January we mentioned something called the Hybrid Assistive Limb, called HAL, showing at this year’s Consumer Electronic’s Show. It was actually invented by a super-skilled Japanese robotics engineer named Yoshiyuki Sankai (山海嘉之教授 in Japanese). As you may know, the recent earthquake … Continue reading

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Link Dump 10-7

Not much to say today, so we’ll just share some of the finest engineering and CS links on the net! Some researchers at MIT have discovered that graphene (this ages “wonder material”) creates electricity when exposed to sunlight. Context: about … Continue reading

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Engineering can treat cancer and peel grapes.

Engineering is more than just designing robots and using technology: it’s about solving problems to make the world a better place. The point is that engineering isn’t the end. It’s the means to an end. The end can be whatever … Continue reading

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