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New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer Screening

October 27, 2014 12:14 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool ...

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Google Exec Sets Records with Leap from Near-Space

October 27, 2014 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by ...

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NASA Creating Virtual Telescope with Small Spacecraft

October 27, 2014 11:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Although scientists have flown two spacecraft in formation, no one ever has aligned the spacecraft with a specific astronomical target and then held that configuration to make a scientific observation — creating, in effect, a single or ...

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Feathers in Flight Inspire Anti-Turbulence Tech

October 27, 2014 11:53 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

Inspired by nature's own anti-turbulence devices - feathers - researchers have developed an innovative system that could spell the end of turbulence on flights. Researchers from the Unmanned Systems Research Team at RMIT University in ...

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Hand Blenders Can Emit Persistent Chemicals

October 27, 2014 11:44 am | by Stockholm University | News | Comments

Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers' instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand ...

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Cutting Power Could Dramatically Boost Laser Output

October 27, 2014 11:30 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Lasers – devices that deliver beams of highly organized light – are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical diagnostics and military surveillance all depend ...

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Nanodevice to Improve Cancer Treatment Monitoring

October 27, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive ...   

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DNA-Based Computer Circuits of the Future

October 27, 2014 11:08 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits. The central technological revolution of ...

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Can the U.S. & Russia Make Progress on Nuclear Security?

October 27, 2014 11:00 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Political tensions between the U.S. and Russia have increased in the last year, raising concerns about how effectively the two states will be able to pursue nuclear arms-reduction goals. Striking a note of cautious optimism in an MIT talk on Oct. 23 ...

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Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Could Be Ticket to Mars

October 27, 2014 10:53 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The current test series focused on analysis of a variety of fuel elements in a simulated thermal environment kicked off in early October with completion targeted in June 2015. Michael Houts, NTP manager at the Marshall Center, said the safety ...

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FTDI Chip Unveils Daughter Cards Supporting Its Arduino-Compatible EVE Development Boards

October 27, 2014 10:43 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Following on from the release of its VM800P development platforms, which facilitate more advanced human machine interface (HMI) implementation using its innovative Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, FTDI Chip has introduced a ...

Photos of the Day: Testing 'Ticket to Mars' Tech

October 27, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nuclear Thermal Propulsion technologies are the subject of a new test series at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Researchers there are using an innovative test facility to study the properties of highly promising ...

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Toyota at Top in Global Vehicle Sales Over VW, GM

October 27, 2014 10:19 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota kept its lead over rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first nine months of the year, Monday reporting record sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year ...

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Canada Loses Bid to Make Ford Engines to Mexico

October 27, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada has lost to Mexico in a bid to build engines for Ford Motor Co. Canada wanted 1.5-liter and 1.6-liter engine production for the Ford Fiesta go to Ford's Windsor Engine or Essex Engine plants, which are both ...     

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The SUV Goes from All-American to Global Star

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008. Automakers won ...

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