Tag Results for bias (12)

  1. Forward Bias

    October 19, 2007 This week's theme: Go Fast 1. 4,498 kilometers: The distance Alex Roy traveled from New York to California in 31 hours and 4 minutes to beat the transcontinental driving records set in 1979, 1983 and 2006. Such an ambitious plan required a lot of technology--not all of it 100% legal-- from redundant GPS units to thermal cameras. Now that the statutes of limitation are up on all the laws the man broke to break the record, you can read all about it. 2. 3000 kilometers: The distance between Darwin and Adelaide, representing the far …

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  2. Forward Bias

    September 28, 2007 This Weekâ''s Theme: Unmanned UAVs are branching out. We now have: The Robo-Copter (via Danger Room) The flying robo-ethernet hub Various Robo-Peppered Moths â''Swarms of mini unmanned aircraft infiltrate ventilation systems, perch somewhere or morph into the scenery and await the opportunity to personally deliver their one-pound explosive.â'' and a Robo-jet-ski! (An unmanned maritime reconnaissance vehicle, from QinetiQ, a "UK defense contractor with poor spelling.â'') But, you may ask yourself, how will I carry all my drones around? Why, in the UXV Combatant Warship Made for Drone Battles, of course. …

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  3. Forward Bias

    September 21, 2007 This weekâ''s theme: Donâ''t Tase Me, Bro First, my defense. Thereâ''s a reason I am jumping on this bandwagon, and itâ''s because Spectrum has an upcoming article about tasers in the December 2007 issue. Mark Kroll and Patrick Tchou explain what exactly is involved in freezing up the human skeletal muscles without disturbing the heart. (Wellâ''theoretically.) Kroll is an expert on heart implants and medical devices who sits on Taserâ''s board. Chou is a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, and the author of a critical perspective pointing out the unknowns and potential dangers of ECDs, …

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  4. Forward Bias

    September 7, 2007 Todayâ''s theme: We can rebuild you. In what may have been an orchestrated industry-wide tribute to the return of the Bionic Woman to the small screen, the biomedical engineering community this week unleashed a cornucopia of studies that pave the way to make you - Better - Stronger - Faster* - Taller Already bionic? Be the first one on your block to imprint the sum of all human knowledge and history on your "junk" DNA-- or the entire Federlinian oeuvre, that's up to you. Iâ''m looking forward to seeing this technology adapted …

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