Posts Tagged ‘basic research’

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    Drones That Can Deliver Your Pizza

    Nov 3, 13 • 429 Views • No Comments

    It looked like a swarm of model airplanes. But actually they were drones that were hovering near me at a University of Pennsylvania engineering school demonstration. The purpose of the workshop was to explain the practical application of unmanned aerial...  [read more]

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    Sounds Like Bell Labs

    Nov 15, 11 • 259 Views • No Comments

    Google has a “secret” lab. Called Google X by the NY Times, it sounds like the old Bell Labs. Before 1984, when AT&T was a monopoly, their research subsidiary Bell Labs employed a battalion of scientists. For some, the assignment was just to...  [read more]

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    Banana Worries

    Jan 9, 11 • 239 Views • No Comments

    The banana could be in trouble. According to a New Yorker article and video, a devastating banana fungus has struck banana plantations in Asia, Australia and the Pacific. We should note, though, that we are referring only to the Cavendish banana. Did you know...  [read more]