Science Nation - Cooperative Robots

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Learning a language can be difficult for some, but for babies it seems quite easy. With support from the National Science Foundation, linguist Jeffrey Heinz and mechanical engineer Bert Tanner have taken some cues from the way humans learn to put words and thoughts together, and are teaching language to robots. This innovative collaboration began a few years ago at a meeting at the University of Delaware. One goal for this project is to design cooperative robots that can operate autonomously...

Using Carbon Nanofiber in Self-Heating Concrete

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University of Houston Grad student Christiana Chang is working on embedding conductive carbon nanofiber paper in concrete to achieve deicing results.

COSMOS: Engineering Design and Control of Kinetic Sculptures by Michelle Chen

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EUReKA 2009: COSMOS - Engineering Design and Control of Kinetic Sculptures

Photolithography

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University of Maryland undergraduate Kyu Jang studies materials that might help him design cars of the future.

MX-2 Space Suit Analogue

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University of Maryland undergraduates Ali Husain, Heather Bradshaw and Adam Mirvis make a splash with their research on the spacesuit of tomorrow in the University of Maryland 's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility .