Empire Robotics demos soft gripper on ping pong balls - CES 2015

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At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Empire Robotics displayed their innovative soft gripper technology by outcompeting human challengers with their precision ping pong tossing.

Empire Robotics plans to use this technology for industrial applications.

Telemedicine extends minimally invasive surgery’s benefits

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MD Anderson Cancer Center has a program focused on minimally invasive surgery that includes patient care, training for health care professionals and research into new minimally invasive and robotic surgical advances. Called MINTOS (Minimally Invasive New Technologies for Oncologic Surgery), the program also involves perioperative telemedicine aimed at extending specialized surgical care to underserved communities using mobile technologies. Surena Matin, M.D., medical director for MINTOS, and...

Flip phones save the world - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings)

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EcoATM founder Mark Bowles talks about the high-tech tools needed to turn flip phones and old electronics into a successful commercial enterprise that helps save the environment. Sarah Bates from the NSF sat down with Mark to discuss ecoATM and its rise from an idea in a coffee shop into a multimillion-dollar business. EcoATM runs kiosks placed all around the United States where people can turn in their unwanted electronics for cash. EcoATM accepts everything from old, useless flip...

What it Takes to Build the Next James Webb Space Telescope with Blake Bullock and Scott Willoughby

Northrop Grumman Astrophysicist, Blake Bullock, and Engineer, Scott Willoughby, share what it takes to build the next generation James Webb Space Telescope. Join in to lean about Blake’s job to understand the future and Scott’s role to bring that future to reality at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2014. The X-STEM Symposium is sponsored by MedImmune and the Northrop Grumman Foundation and is a program of the USA Science & Engineering Festival....

Computer Science Teachers Speak Out!

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Computer science teachers from across the country tell you what excites them about teaching computer science.

An in-mouth wafer to treat oral cancer– Biotech’s future

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To treat oral cancer, NSF-funded small business Privo Technologies has created a platform that delivers treatments directly to the affected area. Privo develops new classes of targeted treatments, such as chemotherapy drugs, designed to be delivered through the mouth’s mucous membranes. Privo founder Manijeh Goldberg talked about her company’s research at the 2014 BIO International Convention.