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China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter

October 24, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to ...

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Global Boom in Hydropower Expected this Decade

October 24, 2014 9:23 am | by Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce ...   

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New Microscope Collects Dynamic Images of the Molecules that Animate Life

October 24, 2014 9:13 am | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical ...

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3D Metamaterials with a Natural Bend

October 24, 2014 9:04 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials in a specific way, scientists can build materials with ...

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Mouser Now Ships the Intel Edison Computer

October 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now shipping the Intel Edison, a small yet powerful Intel computer about the size of a postage stamp. The Edison is designed to lower the barriers to entry for the next generation of consumer products by providing a ...

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U.S. Tech Firm Fined for Underpaying Indian Workers

October 23, 2014 4:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S. The probe announced ...

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How 3D Gaming Affects Video Game Players

October 23, 2014 3:25 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Playing violent video games in 3D makes everything seem more real - and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals.Researchers found that people who played violent video games in 3D showed more evidence of ...  

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No Power Source Needed with Ultra-Thin 3D Display

October 23, 2014 2:53 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market saturated with flashy ...   

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World's Fastest Manufacture of Battery Electrodes

October 23, 2014 2:48 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

New world record: Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) increased the manufacturing speed of electrode foils coated batch-wise by a factor of three - to 100 meters per minute. This was achieved by a flexible slot ...  

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Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Tech for Balloon-Borne Platforms

October 23, 2014 2:43 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Narrowband or hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique used in planetary science for characterizing surfaces and surrounding environments. For example, it can be used to spatially map molecular species of interest on the ...   

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Novel Software to Stratify Cancer Patients into Risk Categories

October 23, 2014 2:08 pm | by International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer | News | Comments

Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool developed at Mayo Clinic that can automatically quantitate adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from non-invasive high resolution computed ...   

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Adaptive Zoom Riflescope Has Push-Button Magnification

October 23, 2014 2:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

When an Army Special Forces officer-turned engineer puts his mind to designing a military riflescope, he doesn’t forget the importance of creating something for the soldiers who will carry it that is easy to use, extremely accurate ...  

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Intelligent Materials that Work in Space

October 23, 2014 1:42 pm | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

ARQUIMEA, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station. The technology is based on intelligent ...

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Engineering Newswire 113: Lockheed’s Fusion Reactor Fits into a Truck

October 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining fusion with a 100-megawatt concept reactor, riding above the water on a flying yacht, and solving the housing crisis by printing mud huts ...         

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Durable Coatings to Control Invasive Mussel Attachment

October 23, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bureau of Reclamation | News | Comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Since the study began in 2008, Reclamation has tested more ... 

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