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Discovery Suggests Surprising Uses for Common Bubbles

August 20, 2014 11:09 am | by John Sullivan, Princeton University | News | Comments

Anyone who has ever had a glass of fizzy soda knows that bubbles can throw tiny particles into the air. But in a finding with wide industrial applications, Princeton researchers have demonstrated that the bursting bubbles push some particles down into ...

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How to Accurately & Cheaply Move Single Cells Around

August 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in ...

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Asian Inventions Dominate Energy Storage Systems

August 20, 2014 10:49 am | by Technische Universität München | News | Comments

In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technische Universität München (TUM), the largest volume of applications by far is submitted by ...

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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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