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Public Transportation Goes Driverless

Today, for the first time, self-driving passenger vehicles will become available for public transportation in the United States. A fleet of autonomous cars, powered by the Uber Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) took to the streets this morning in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to offer passengers a free, driverless experience.
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Spray Coating to Shield Electromagnetic Interference

Researchers from Drexel University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed a thin nanomaterial film using MXene to effectively block and shield from electromagnetic interference (EMI).
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Researchers use Terahertz Imaging to Read Through Closed Books

A group of researchers from MIT have discovered a new method for reading through the pages of a closed book. Using terahertz (THz) imaging and a number of complex and carefully developed complex algorithms - judging a book by its cover is now possible.
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Inkjet Printed, Laser-Treated Graphene Enables Paper Electronics

A team of researchers from Iowa State University have developed a new method for treating inkjet printed graphene with a pulsed UV laser process to transform inkjet-printed graphene into a conductive, flexible material suitable for wearable or disposable technology applications.

New Thermocell Uses Body Heat to Power Wearable Tech

A group of scientists from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China have developed a new flexible thermocell utilizing gel electrolytes to harvest energy from its surrounding environment.
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‘Octobot’ Births New Generation of Soft Robotics

Octobot is the first successful demonstration of an autonomous, untethered, 3D printed, and entirely soft robot. It is powered by a chemical reaction within the bot that is controlled by an embedded microfluidic soft controller to actuate its eight arms.
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Unintentional Source Causes Strange RF Interference

After a strange series of reports were received regarding malfunctioning key fobs and disabled cellphone use all within an isolated area, city officials in Evanston, Illinois turned to the ARRL lab for help in investigating the cause of such odd interference.