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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 had the smallest physical footprint of the three, and featured a glass roof, wheelchair accessibility and seating for five passengers.† Learn more…

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The first all-robotic surgery was performed at The McGill University University Health Centre in Montreal. Robots performed both the surgery and administered the anesthesia during a prostatectomy. Learn more…

To learn more about robotic surgery check out the Smooth Operator Lesson Plan on TryEngineering.org.

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E-Z Pass boxes may become a thing of the past,†as the result of the work of†three Drexel University electrical engineering professors.† The trio have developed transparent antennas comprised of conductive polymers that could be printed directly on windshields. Learn more…

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A team of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a high-tech bicycle known as Alpha.

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Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are currently working on the development of eco-friendly solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to power electronic devices.

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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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