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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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What a 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet Really Looks Like

October 23, 2014 1:19 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colorful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? The answers lie in a film made at ...

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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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2 Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules

October 23, 2014 12:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your ...

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Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection

October 23, 2014 12:18 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute ...

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Waste, an Alternative Source of Energy to Petroleum

October 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed fundamental processes for producing raw materials and fuels using biomass and tires. The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the ...

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First Protein Microfiber Engineered for Medical & Nanotech Applications

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have ...   

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Tablets & Cars Drive AT&T Wireless Gains, Not Phones

October 23, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from ...

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First Natural Gas GM Pickups With 5.3 L Engines Announced

October 23, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nat G CNG Solutions announced today that it has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors' 5.3 liter direct injection engine. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and ...

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