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Three finalists have been selected in the Taxi of Tomorrow competition which aims to put a greener, safer and more comfortable taxi on the streets of New York City as early as 2013.† Ford and Nissan have vehicles in the running, as does Turkish automaker Karsan whose design

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A new career profile video on TryEngineering.org profiles Computer Scientist†Maja J Matariƒ

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Imagine a hole so small that air can’t go through it, or a hole so small it can trap a single wavelength of light.

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Ordinary table sugar could be a key ingredient to developing much lighter, faster, cheaper, denser and more robust computer electronics for use on U.S. military aircraft. Though admittedly far in the future, recent results from a program led by chemist and Rice University professor Dr.

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By mimicking the structure of the silk moth’s antenna, University of Michigan researchers led the development of a better nanopore –a tiny tunnel-shaped tool that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer’s.

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Rolling walkers — which help senior citizens maintain mobility and an active lifestyle — have just become safer and easier to use. Cornell biomedical engineering students have designed an electronic braking system for walkers, with buttons replacing bicycle-style squeeze brakes.

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed software that can transform digital photographs into animations of a person’s face. The software can show transitions between a person’s facial expressions or show how a person’s face has changed over time. The software is currently being applied in Picasa’s Face Movie photo application. Check out the video below for a demonstration and an explanation of the technology behind the tool.

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Engineering students from Brigham Young University have developed a human-powered drilling rig

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Biomedical Engineers at the University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering

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