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Nanowires Could Be the LEDs of the Future

June 24, 2015 2:35 pm | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and ...

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Automated Ion Analyzer for Space Missions

June 24, 2015 2:31 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017. Its purpose is to test a biological life-support system for future human space ...

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Flying Drones Near Wildfires a Fineable Offense in Utah

June 24, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

State and federal penalties could be imposed upon any person who flies drones near wildfires in Utah. The action is being taken due to the danger the UAVs present to firefighters. Officials have said that when...

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Google Startup Replacing NYC Pay Phones with Free Wi-Fi

June 24, 2015 2:24 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Google’s Sidewalk Labs is leading a group of investors that will acquire the newly formed Intersection, a company working on a free city-wide Wi-Fi project in New York City ...

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What Happens Inside a Jet Engine?

June 24, 2015 2:19 pm | by Tim Weber, GE Reports | News | Comments

Vittorio Michelassi is patient man, but even he doesn’t have enough time. As the chief engineer for aerodynamics at a GE Aviation research center, his job is to figure out “what’s really ...

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Fog Chamber Could Help Improve Security Cameras

June 24, 2015 2:08 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That’s why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it’s difficult to field test ...

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Re-Purposed Chutes Save U.S. Army Money

June 24, 2015 2:02 pm | by USASOC News Service | News | Comments

We are becoming a disposable society; one where it is easier to buy a new printer then buying the expensive ink cartridges. The U.S. Army Special Operation Command, or USASOC, is joining that ...

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Drones to Be Used By Group to Deliver Abortion Pills in Poland

June 24, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

The abortion support group Women on Waves will use drones Saturday to deliver World Health Organization approved abortion pills to a town in Poland, where abortion is illegal in most instances ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Demonstration of Home Video Recorder

June 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The reel-to-reel system used ordinary ¼ inch audio tape, and recorded linearly with stationary heads. The high tape speed of linear recording (120 inches per second) could only produce a ...

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Should Apple Allow Apps with Confederate Imagery?

June 24, 2015 1:35 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Should the Confederate flag be displayed in the 21st century, especially in the wake of the recent shootings? While Apple hasn't joined Amazon, eBay, and other retailers in removing Confederate flag merchandise from its...

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NASA Believes Black Holes Could Make Terrific Dark Matter Labs

June 24, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Scientists don’t know exactly what dark matter is yet, but they could have a better understanding of the wonder should they study the particles in a black hole.

Read more: What Happened...

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Amazon Rolls Out Echo Invitation-Free

June 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Amazon's voice-recognizing smart home assistant Echo is now available to the public for purchase. While often compared to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana, Echo doesn't reside inside a smart phone; it sits inside...

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Developing Graphene Biosensors

June 24, 2015 11:48 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Pure carbon occurs in many forms. Besides the classical configurations found in diamonds, graphite, and coal, there are other younger exotic cousins such as graphene ...

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Most Americans Want Better Fuel Economy, However It's Achieved

June 24, 2015 11:34 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don't care how a vehicle saves fuel — just that it does, say University of Michigan researchers ...

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Teens Invent Condom that Glows to Show STDs

June 24, 2015 11:25 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A group of teenage inventors in the United Kingdom has invented a condom that changes colors to warn of STDs, according to multiple reports. The three teenagers from ...

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