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Jul 17, 2017

While 3D printed prosthetics are good at helping people complete simple tasks like holding a pen or opening a door, we’ve also seen some special 3D printed prostheses for use in activities like playing an instrument, running, or playing sports, like baseball. 7-year-old Hailey Dawson, who is missing the three middle fingers on her right hand, wants to show people that kids with handicaps like hers can still have great lives and enjoy normal activities. You may ask how exactly she plans to do this, and the answer is pretty interesting – by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for every Major League Baseball (MLB) game.

Jun 29, 2017

New high-tech shuffling machines will hit the market in 2018, offering a table-game platform that promises to increase productivity, reduce card costs, and attain never-before-realized levels of game protection.

Apr 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation in December announced $300 million for grants to be associated with Tier-1 University Transportation Centers. Virginia Tech is a key member of the Rail Research University Transportation Center, along with the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Aug 17, 2016

“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.

But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.

Aug 16, 2016

According to the organisation, novel robotic devices – or soft robotics – hold several benefits over conventional robots. They are more manoeuvrable and have better interaction with humans which could be of real use in situations with the elderly, for example. They may also “lead to high-tech artificial muscles: a life-changing innovation for millions of disabled people around the globe”.

Jul 19, 2016

Every January, the modern-day Masters of the Universe flock to the Strip. From Wall Street and Silicon Valley they come for CES, where the Fetty Waps of the world play Google after-parties, and heavyweights from Intel to IBM showcase the future’s infrastructure. It’s the biggest trade show in a city of trade shows.

Jul 11, 2016

Officials in Nevada say they see broad horizons for the unmanned aerial systems industry following the posting of federal aviation rules designed for small drone aircraft.

Jul 6, 2016

Nevada is at the forefront of pushing the national unmanned aircraft system or drone industry forward.

Jun 20, 2016

In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are pioneering a technique for creating 3D printed soft robotic devices. It is hoped that the technology could someday be used to create realistic robotic muscles.

Apr 26, 2016

Nevada college students have a chance to work with Faraday Future this summer, well before the burgeoning electric car company opens a $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot factory in North Las Vegas.

Feb 19, 2016

In an off-campus building less than a mile away from UNLV, HUBO — a robot named Metal Rebel — stands still waiting for commands.

Feb 2, 2016

With the rise in usage for both commercial and recreational drones, UNLV has added courses to help students prepare for the future of the technology.

Jan 28, 2016

Before joining the UNLV staff in 2014, Paul Oh taught mechanical engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia for 14 years. The world-renown robotics expert came to Las Vegas after Nevada received an FAA designation to test unmanned aerial systems, or drones.

Jan 19, 2016

UNLV student Kyle Kimsey recently won the regional qualifying round of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards for his startup business Adler Dynamics.

Jan 12, 2016

When Katherine Lau — Katie to her friends — graduated from Palo Verde High School, she knew she wanted to study biomedical engineering and use her skills to help others.

Dec 9, 2015

The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) market is already huge, and it’s getting bigger—fast.

Dec 2, 2015

A reader asks how Nevada will pay for road maintenance with gas tax money with more people switching to hybrids and electric cars.

Nov 20, 2015

Katherine Lau was looking for a hands-on summer research project. Yong Dawson was looking for a normal life for her daughter.