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Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots

September 21, 2017

Researchers at the Columbia Engineering Creative Machines lab have developed a 3D-printable, synthetic soft muscle that can mimic natural biological systems, lifting 1000 times its own weight.

New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances

September 21, 2017

University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a low-cost, long-range data-communication system that could make it possible for medical sensors or billions of low-cost “internet of things” objects to connect via radio sig

Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability

September 15, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability.

Love Your iPhone? Don't Thank Apple. Thank the US Government.

September 14, 2017

As the company prepares to unveil the 10th-anniversary iPhone, which it hopes will redefine the category once again, it’s worth remembering that without public research funding, many of the technologies that are fundamental to smartphones would not exist.

Tech companies spend more on R&D than any other companies in the U.S.

September 07, 2017

Led by Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, Microsoft and Apple, tech companies spent more on research and development than any other companies in the S&P 500 that reported such data, according to FactSet data from the most recent fiscal year.

Astronomers detect 15 high-frequency 'fast radio bursts' from distant galaxy

August 31, 2017

Using the Green Bank radio telescope, astronomers at Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, have detected 15 brief but powerful “

NFL Making $40 Million Available for Medical Research

August 30, 2017

A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.

New NSF awards will bring together cross-disciplinary science communities to develop foundations of data science

August 25, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today (8/24) announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations o

Trump R&D Priorities Include Military Space Systems

August 18, 2017

Two White House offices issued guidance to federal agencies today in formulating their FY2019 budget requests on the Trump Administration’s research and development (R&D) priorities.  Civil space activities are not on the list, but military space systems are briefly mentioned.

NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain

August 13, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.

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