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Efficiency Record for Black Silicon Solar Cells Jumps

May 18, 2015 1:27 pm | by Aalto University | News | Comments

The researchers from Finland's Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have obtained the record-breaking efficiency of 22.1% on nanostructured silicon solar cells as ...

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Designing Better Medical Implants

May 18, 2015 1:24 pm | by Massachusetss Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to ...

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DoD Awards a $7.9B Multiple Award Deal

May 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $7.9 billion multiple award deal to 20 companies for network-Centric Solutions 2, network operations and infrastructure solutions ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Female Cosmonaut to Visit Space Station Mir

May 18, 2015 11:38 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

On this day in history, British cosmonaut Helen Sharman became the first woman to visit the space station Mir. She made her trip aboard a Soyuz spacecraft (Soyuz TM-12) in 1991 and spent seven days and 21 hours aboard the then Soviet Union-owned station ...

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First Hidden, Real-Time, Screen-Camera Communication Created

May 18, 2015 11:11 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Opening the way for new applications of smart devices, Dartmouth researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user knowing it ...

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Increasing Conductivity with Random Nanowire Configurations

May 18, 2015 11:08 am | by Lehigh University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting ...

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Exploring a New Frontier of Cyber-Physical Systems: The Human Body

May 18, 2015 11:05 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems ...

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Soft-Tissue Engineering for Hard-Working Cartilage

May 18, 2015 11:01 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

An international study published in the journal Nature Communications points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of ...

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Wearables May Get Boost from Boron-Infused Graphene

May 18, 2015 10:58 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device ...

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Engineering College Hit with Cyberattacks

May 18, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Penn State’s College of Engineering was hit with two cyberattacks on May 15, in which hackers appear to have used advanced malware to gain access to sensitive information and intellectual property ...

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Turtle Gains 3D Printed Jaw; RV Cockpit Redesigned

May 18, 2015 9:25 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

This morning's roundup is all about small technologies that make a big difference. A tiny 3D-printed jaw brings an injured turtle back to health, and a wooden bicycle frame may look old-fashioned, but is teaching today's architects about durable wooden buildings ...

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New Chevy Camaro Shrinks to Become Leaner

May 18, 2015 9:12 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For almost 50 years, gearheads have swooned over the Chevrolet Camaro for its muscular looks, throaty exhaust and high-horsepower engines. A four-cylinder engine? Heresy. But that will be ...

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Photos of the Day: Engineers Test Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters

May 18, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Sparks fly as a hydrogen burn-off igniter test is conducted May 5 at the Redstone Test Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The igniters will be used for NASA's Space Launch System to ...

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NASA's Flair for Flare: Testing Hydrogen Burn-off Igniters

May 18, 2015 9:07 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has a certain "flare" when it comes to safety on the launch pad. Those flares are called hydrogen burn-off igniters – which resemble celebratory sparklers – and were successfully used to ...

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Amtrak Liable for No More Than $200 Million in Crash

May 18, 2015 9:00 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of ...

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