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Interactive Typewriter Allows Communication through Internet Forums

October 16, 2014 1:31 pm | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool. Joe Hounsham, a graduate of the BA (Hons) Digital Art and Technology programme at ...  

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Understanding How the Brain Hears 3D Sound

October 16, 2014 1:23 pm | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

A University of Huddersfield researcher is poised to develop new technology that offers the ultimate listening experience. The £100,000 project aims to do for the ears what 3D cinema has done for the eyes.It could mean that in the ...  

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How Do You Do Math Like a Girl?

October 16, 2014 1:17 pm | by Bendta Schroeder, MIT School of Science | News | Comments

On Sept. 27, a warm Saturday afternoon, 270 students, their families, and volunteers gathered in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to hear the results of the Math Prize for Girls competition, the world’s largest math prize for female ...   

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Big Step in Battling Bladder Disease

October 16, 2014 1:08 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by ...  

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Predicting Fatigue in Aircraft Parts

October 16, 2014 1:03 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft parts ...

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Creating Medical Devices with Dissolving Metal

October 16, 2014 12:58 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from ...   

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Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries

October 16, 2014 12:48 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant ...   

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Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in 5 Years

October 16, 2014 12:36 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS ...

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Magnetic Mirrors Enable New Tech by Reflecting Light in Uncanny Ways

October 16, 2014 12:22 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

As in Alice's journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other. As reported today in The Optical Society's ...

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV ...             

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Building 3D Materials of the Future

October 16, 2014 10:48 am | by Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University | News | Comments

Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called "diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly," to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional (3D) structures for applications in devices such as batteries ...  

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How, When, & Why Industrial Ecology is Good for Business

October 16, 2014 10:43 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

Industrial ecology, a rapidly growing field focused on sustainable production and consumption, has contributed numerous important tools to modern environmental management — life cycle assessment; "industrial symbiosis," or the ...   

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Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 10:35 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized ...

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Toyota Recalls 423K Lexuses for Fuel Leak Risk

October 16, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The recall is among three global recalls that Toyota announced Wednesday totaling about ..    

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State Delegation Praises P&W Jet Engine Deal

October 16, 2014 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft ...      

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