US Army Gets Upgraded Chinook Helicopter Fleet
CH-47F Chinook Helicopter
August 1st, 2014
The U.S. Army received its first newly upgraded Chinook helicopter this week, according to aerospace giant Boeing.
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Tethered Blimps Could Be Legal Alternative to Drones
Blimp-in-a-box
July 31st, 2014
A company that makes tethered blimps for the military is now developing them for commercial uses, from surveillance of bridges and roadways to assistance after natural disasters.
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Innovative Entertainment Model Designed to Get Kids Outside
Plum Landing Logo

July 31st, 2014
The new online production, Plum Landing, teaches kids core science concepts and gets them exploring their worlds through online webisodes, games, an app, videos and hands-on activities.
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Bionic Fingers Could Help Humans Get a Grip
Student demonstrates the new robotic device.
August 1st, 2014
A new robotic device could make simple, everyday tasks — such as peeling a banana or unscrewing the cap from a water bottle — even easier.
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Withings Smart Body Analyzer Review
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer
July 31st, 2014
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and indoor air quality.
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UK to Permit Driverless Cars on Public Roads in 2015
Google Self-Driving Car
July 31st, 2014
Starting in January 2015, the United Kingdom will allow driverless cars on public roads, U.K. government officials said.
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Google Searches Could Predict the Next Financial Crisis
July 29th, 2014
Can Google predict the future of financial markets? New research suggests that Google Trends, which tracks search terms over time, can be used to forecast changes in stock prices.
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New Biomaterial Mimics Functionality of Natural Cartilage
Framework for artificial cartilage

July 31st, 2014
Two teams, working years apart, merged their creations to develop a framework used to grow replacement cartilage — a 3-D fabric scaffold, integrated with a pliable hydrogel and then infiltrated with stem cells.
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Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
An Israeli Iron Dome missile is fired
July 30th, 2014
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
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