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Engineering New Bone Growth

August 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new ...

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Security Flaws Found in Backscatter X-Ray Scanners

August 20, 2014 10:26 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between ...

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Testing the Life of Nuclear Reactors

August 20, 2014 10:15 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls and TerraPower based in Bellevue, Washington, have demonstrated the power of high-energy beams of charged ...  

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Cyborg Moth 'Biobots' Could Create Cyberphysical Sensor Network

August 20, 2014 10:07 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the ...

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U.S. Safety Agency Offers Online Recall Check

August 20, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the service started Wednesday on its website ... 

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New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

August 20, 2014 9:55 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Computer security researchers from North Carolina State University and Technische Universität Darmstadt/CASED in Germany have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new ... 

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Exa PowerDELTA Release Enables Optimization, Design Space Exploration

August 20, 2014 9:54 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Exa Corporation has announced PowerDELTA 2.1, offering customers a way to maximize their human and hardware resources by automating the preparation the large numbers design model variations needed to drive the ...

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Our Connection to Content

August 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

It’s often said that humans are wired to connect: The neural wiring that helps us read the emotions and actions of other people may be a foundation for human empathy. But for the past eight years, MIT Media Lab spinout Innerscope Research has been using ...

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Station Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install, Retrieve Science

August 20, 2014 9:42 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The spacewalkers installed the EXPOSE-R2 experiment package, a European Space Agency-sponsored suite of experiments, on the exterior of the Zvezda service module. The package includes two astrobiology studies that will investigate ...  

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 20, 2014 9:38 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S. Pinchuk participated in the Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program titled ...

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National Parks Ban Drones

August 20, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for ...

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A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

August 20, 2014 9:33 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too. It's understandable. The devices need to ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Charms Its Way Across Canada

August 20, 2014 9:29 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast ...

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Bacterial Nanowires Not What Scientists Thought They Were

August 20, 2014 9:24 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of “electric bacteria” that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity to a variety of solid surfaces. A team led by scientists at ...

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Photos of the Day: Jet Engine Boot Camp Simulates Abusive Flight Conditions

August 20, 2014 9:21 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Crews at GE Aviation’s jet engine boot camp in Peebles, Ohio, feed some 800 gallons of water every minute into the maw of a GEnx engine during a water ingestion test. The test is just one of many trials jet engines must endure to ... 

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