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Updated August 10th, 2010, 10:10 PM IST

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Quadcopter, Hexacopter, Octocopter … UAVs

Five years ago few people had even heard of Quadcopters (also called Quadricopters or Quadrotors). Now they seem to be everywhere, from university labs and hobbyists to UAV competitions and commercial platforms. What happened? According to a recent Robots Podcast interview with Joshua Portlock, manager of the CyberQuad project at Australia’s Cyber Technology, what happened […]

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ISS Repair Space Walk: A Glimpse Into the Station’s Future

NASA is changing the way it handles hardware problems The dramatic emergency-repair space walks assigned to astronauts Doug Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson aboard the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow signify much more than the repair itself. The astronauts are the first to employ an entirely new mode of spacecraft maintenance. Previous approaches to keeping […]

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Google boss turns Wave demise into success of sorts

‘We’re watching you – get used to it’ Google boss Eric Schmidt has labelled Wave, which the company just ditched, “a very clever product”. He was speaking to reporters at the Techonomy conference yesterday, just hours after the Mountain View Chocolate Factory confirmed that it was dumping Wave because no one was tinkering with the […]

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Where the Engineering Jobs Are?

The news is good but not great for engineers looking for work in 2010 Last year, pink slips were seemingly everywhere for engineers and computer scientists, as the likes of Texas Instruments and Microsoft laid off employees in record numbers. Things are better for engineers this year, but the signals are still mixed. Tech companies […]

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How Facebook Could Make Cloud Computing Better

The term cloud computing evokes whimsical images of angels compulsively checking their e-mails from pillowy cumuli. But in reality, the phrase refers to a ubiquitous but poorly defined method of virtual resource sharing. The concept has garnered a lot of attention, but skeptics have questioned whether private data and essential computing needs can be trusted […]

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