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New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance

March 3, 2015 11:18 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug ...

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Road Safety Through Snowflake Imaging

March 3, 2015 10:52 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The technology behind the camera that revealed the intricate, imperfect beauty of snowflakes can now expose their potential danger. About three years ago, a new high-speed camera system captured freefalling ice crystals so well it might ...

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U.S., Japan Participate in Fleet Synthetic Training

March 3, 2015 10:32 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman, USS George Washington Public Affairs | News | Comments

U.S. and Japan forces participated in a four-day Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise, Feb. 23-27. FST-J provided training to personnel from Commander, Task Force 70, U.S. Army and Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ...

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Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 3, 2015 10:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible ...

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Designing the Interior of Self-Driving Cars

March 3, 2015 10:17 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

If cars can drive themselves, people will have to find something else to do in the car. Mercedes-Benz suggests starting the workday on the go with an interior arranged like a luxury lounge or office. In a recent press release, Mercedes ...

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Automakers Vow Not to Give Up on Weak-Selling EVs

March 3, 2015 10:07 am | by David McHugh & Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket ...

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several ... 

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Body-Camera Maker Has Financial Ties to Police Chiefs

March 3, 2015 9:59 am | by Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions ...

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NASA Spacecraft Making First Visit to Dwarf Planet Ceres

March 3, 2015 9:50 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

​A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of ...

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This 3D Printer Works With Living Cells

March 3, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Cyfuse Biomedical K.K., makers of a 3D printer for living cells, have reported 1.4 billion yen ($12 million) in Series B funding for its overseas operations. Cyfuse’s Regenova printer uses an array of needles to skewer cellular aggregates ...

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BlackBerry Offers New Phones But Turns Focus to Software

March 3, 2015 9:46 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software ...

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Venture Capitalist Testifies in Silicon Valley Sex Bias Suit

March 3, 2015 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that ...

Photos of the Day: New Gadgets Showcased at Mobile World Congress

March 3, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Couldn't be in Barcelona this week? Here's a look from the floor of the wireless show as gadget heavy weight Samsung released its fancy new S6 Edge and Gear virtual reality headset, Google announced a foray into the wireless data plan ...

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Airlines Stop Accepting Rechargeable Battery Shipments

March 3, 2015 9:35 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires ...

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Google, Facebook Update Contrasting Plans to Connect World

March 3, 2015 9:32 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen ...

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