Engineering

Giving robots a faster grasp

1 hour ago   |   Science Daily

Engineers have found a way to significantly speed up the planning process required for a robot to adjust its grasp on an object by pushing that object against a stationary...
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Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

Ad revenue that used to support journalism is now captured by Google and Facebook, and some of that money supports and spreads fake news.
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Russia Says 3 U.S. Diplomats Tried to Enter the Area of Suspected Nuclear Explosion

3 hours ago   |   Time

Russia's foreign ministry says police stopped three American diplomats trying to enter an area of northern Russia where a secrecy-shrouded explosion at a navy range caused a...
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I drove a $33,000 Fiat 500X and the subcompact SUV was extremely disappointing

I drove a $33,000 Fiat 500X and the subcompact SUV was extremely disappointing

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

I tested a 2019 Fiat 500X, a $32,755 subcompact crossover SUV that's made in Italy and shares a platform with the Jeep Renegade. My Fiat 500X tester started at $25,995, but...
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Sentons unveils sensors that can make any consumer device into a touch surface

Sentons unveils sensors that can make any consumer device into a touch surface

3 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Sentons has unveiled touch and gesture sensors for use in consumer devices, with new types of user interfaces and controls.
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Swiss Grounded Their A220 To Inspect Engines. Does That Mean They Aren't Safe?

4 hours ago   |   Forbes

Swiss grounded its entire fleet of A220 aircraft this week. This is the same plane Delta is flying on a fast-growing number of routes in the US. So what is the issue exactly...
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When It's Smart to Fail-Data Sheet

4 hours ago   |   Fortune

There's a fine line between failure and prudence, and Fortune 's Jeremy Kahn illustrates the divide well in his new feature about British inventor James Dyson's decision to...
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The Army is moving closer to field-testing a compact 24-hour ration for soldiers that weighs 40% less than an MRE

The Army is moving closer to field-testing a compact 24-hour ration for soldiers that weighs 40% less than an MRE

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The Army showed off its Close Combat Assault Ration at the Association of the United States Army this week in Washington, DC. The CCAR weighs less than 40% of a an Meal...
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Clingfish biology inspires better suction cup

5 hours ago   |   Science Daily

A team of engineers and marine biologists built a better suction cup inspired by the mechanism that allows the clingfish to adhere to both smooth and rough surfaces...
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The Plan to Boost Drone Batteries With a Teensy Jet Engine

6 hours ago   |   Wired

A Florida aviation startup wants to supplement electric power with its watermelon-sized “microturbine.”
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Trump to host next G-7 summit at his National Doral resort

Trump to host next G-7 summit at his National Doral resort

WASHINGTON - President Trump will host the G-7 summit at his golf resort in Miami, the White House announced Thursday. The summit will take place at the Trump National Doral... Read more ...

Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

If passed by the state Legislature, the measure would go into effect on July 1, 2020. Read more ...

Former Nazi guard, 93, to stand trial in Germany over thousands of camp murders

Former Nazi guard, 93, to stand trial in Germany over thousands of camp murders

According to the indictment, the defendant knowingly supported the "insidious and cruel killing" in Poland's Stutthof concentration camp. Read more ...

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

PARENT ALERT: Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new report. Read more ...

Florida man jumps in swimming pool to remove nearly 9-foot gator

Florida man jumps in swimming pool to remove nearly 9-foot gator

A South Florida man jumped into a backyard swimming pool to get an 8-foot, 8-inch alligator out of the water. Read more ...

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Leonard Pozner, whose son 6-year-old Noah was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, was awarded $450,000 in damages by a Wisconsin jury from a defamation lawsuit filed in... Read more ...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

The Birmingham Police Department again asked for the public's help in finding 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, who was kidnapped on Oct. 12. Read more ...

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was... Read more ...

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday. (Image... Read more ...

Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of... Read more ...