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Nanoscience Makes Your Wine Better

September 17, 2014 12:30 pm | by Anne-Mette Siem, Aarhus University | News | Comments

One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavors in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures ...

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The Security Threat Facing Our Cars

September 17, 2014 11:23 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert. Professor Andry Rakotonirainy will ...  

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SEMI Commends House Passage of Manufacturing Innovation Act

September 17, 2014 11:15 am | by SEMI | News | Comments

SEMI praised the bipartisan effort in the United States House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2996, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. SEMI further urged the Senate to move quickly on the legislation that ...

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Do Wearable Lifestyle Activity Monitors Really Work?

September 17, 2014 10:32 am | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | News | Comments

Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their fitness and health goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and ...

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3D Face Mapping Puts Players in the Game

September 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

The developers of an interactive basketball franchise are adding the option for gamers to digitally graft lifelike 3D renditions of their faces onto virtual players in the series' latest installment, set for Oct. 7. The process uses the camera for either ...

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Novel Capability Enables First Test of Real Turbine Engine Conditions

September 17, 2014 10:18 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient turbine blades thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s ... 

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Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' with a Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicle

September 17, 2014 10:16 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks ...     

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Nanoribbon Film Keeps Glass Ice-Free

September 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass. The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from ...

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Computerized Emotion Detector

September 17, 2014 9:49 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the ... 

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Why Hydraulic Systems Still Have an Important Part to Play

September 17, 2014 9:47 am | by Professor Josef Kurfess, Ulm University | Articles | Comments

Over the past 40 years, hydraulic systems have been continually deemed a dying technology – if not pronounced dead altogether. And these views don’t seem all that farfetched in light of the on-going e nergy efficiency debate and the apparent ...

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Silicon's Serious New Contender

September 17, 2014 9:35 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful ...

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CUI Expands Next Gen Open Frame Power Supply Family Up to 150 Watts

September 17, 2014 9:29 am | by PD&D Staff | Cui, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CUI has announced an expansion of its VOF series of compact, open frame ac-dc power supplies to include 100, 120, and 150 W versions. The single-output supplies are higher-power additions to ...

The Future Face of Molecular Electronics

September 17, 2014 9:23 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take ...

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Robust, Non-Contact Distance Measurement from Baumer

September 17, 2014 9:22 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Baumer has announced a new bearingless encoder for linear distance measurement. The MIL10 comprises a sensing head and an adhesive magnetic tape. The non-contact magnetic sensing method is wear free and ...

Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Jaw Movements

September 17, 2014 9:17 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale ...  

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