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Army Breakthrough in Solar Cell Research Results in Patent

July 7, 2015 1:36 pm | by Nikki Montgomery, AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

U.S. Army researchers have developed a tiny photovoltaic solar cell for the conversion of light energy into electrical energy that it resulted in a patent. The patent reveals a new kind of photovoltaic ...

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HoloLens Funding Available to Winning Researchers

July 7, 2015 1:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The HoloLens has been making waves lately as one of the front-runners of augmented reality. Now, Microsoft is making the technology available to chosen academic institutions in the United States ...

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Tiny Wires Could Provide a Big Energy Boost

July 7, 2015 1:28 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to ...

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Lockheed Center Improves Satellite Sensing & Communication Tech

July 7, 2015 12:45 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

A new development center will advance satellite sensing and communication technologies, broadly known as Radio Frequency (RF) payloads, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Denver ...

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Engineers Give Invisibility Cloaks a Slimmer Design

July 7, 2015 12:35 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at the ...

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Omnidirectional Free Space Wireless Charging Developed

July 7, 2015 12:30 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and laptops, have become indispensable portable items in modern life, but one big challenge remains to fully enjoying these ...

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IBM Finds Carbon Nanotubes Could Efficiently Filter Seawater

July 7, 2015 11:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

IBM used crowdsourced supercomputing power to discover that carbon nanotubes could filter water more efficiently and more cheaply than common water purification methods ...

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NASA Partner Projects Include Swarming Satellites & Space Submarines

July 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A submarine that trawls through alien oceans like the ones on Saturn’s moon Titan or an autonomous swarm of micro-satellites could be NASA’s next project. These and five other proposals were given the go-ahead ...

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SpaceX Close to Figuring Out Rocket Failure During Launch

July 7, 2015 10:22 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

SpaceX says it is still trying to figuring out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but it's getting close ...

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Google Chooses Newest Testing Site for Driverless Car

July 7, 2015 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. has chosen Texas as the latest testing site for its self-driving car project. The company on Tuesday announced a Lexus SUV has hit the road in Austin, with safety drivers on board ...

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NASA to Begin 20th Underwater Astronaut Training Mission

July 7, 2015 10:16 am | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is to lead NASA’s 20th underwater astronaut training mission this month. Starting on 20 July, the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations sortie ...

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Photos of the Day: Astronauts Live & Train 20 Meters Underwater

July 7, 2015 10:13 am | by European Space Agency (ESA) | News | Comments

NASA’s underwater training missions are held off the coast of Florida and send astronauts 20 m below the sea to live in a makeshift space base where they conduct regular ‘waterwalks’ in ...

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Tentative Plan to Keep Amtrak Running After Safety Dispute

July 7, 2015 9:57 am | by Margaret Stafford, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amtrak routes across Kansas and Missouri could keep running under a tentative agreement reached in a dispute over federally required safety systems, officials said Monday ...

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Reactor in Japan Being Loaded with Nuke Fuel Before Restart

July 7, 2015 9:51 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese utility on Tuesday began loading fuel into a nuclear reactor where operations are scheduled to resume next month in the country's first restart under safety ...

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Russian Bomber Crashes in Pacific Region, Both Pilots Killed

July 7, 2015 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said. It was the fifth accident involving a ...

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