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Shaping Nanoparticles for Medicine

October 8, 2013 11:18 am | by Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For years researchers have been working to fundamentally understand how nanoparticles move throughout the human body. One big unanswered question is how the shape of nanoparticles affects their entry into cells. Now researchers have ...  

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Alaska, Hawaii Establish Space Partnership

October 8, 2013 11:12 am | by Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Alaska and Hawaii on Monday agreed to work together to develop satellites, rockets and other aspects of space launches. The two Pacific states will also share designs for rockets and satellites, cross-train personnel and share ...   

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Telecoms Firm Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 10,000 Jobs

October 8, 2013 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA said Tuesday that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, the latest cost-cutting drive from the loss-making company. The job cuts are ...      

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SKorea Spy Agency Says NKorea Restarts Reactor

October 8, 2013 10:27 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor at its main nuclear facility, according to two parliamentary members who attended the closed-door briefing session. North Korea said ...   

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Using Supercomputers to Build Models of the Brain

October 8, 2013 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss university has launched what it calls the world's most ambitious neuroscience project with a budget of 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion). The Human Brain Project, co-funded by the European Union, plans to use supercomputers to ... 

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3D Printed Microscopic Cages Confine Bacteria

October 8, 2013 9:56 am | by Jason Shear, University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections. In a recent experiment... 

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Bacterial Zoos

October 8, 2013 9:55 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

The researchers use a novel 3D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. The resulting structures can be of almost any shape or size, and can be ...           

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Google Unveils New HP Laptop for $279

October 8, 2013 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is introducing a new, cheap laptop based on its Chrome operating system. Hewlett Packard Co. is making the new HP Chromebook 11. It starts selling Tuesday for $279. Unlike Windows and Mac laptops ...       

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Photos of the Day: Concrete Weight Dangles from 40 Floors

October 8, 2013 9:49 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

A load is suspended above the street in New York after a tower crane hoisting a load apparently got stuck. Officials closed West 57th Street between 6th and 7th avenues in Manhattan. A construction supervisor says ...     

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Generator Malfunction Suspends Concrete Weight Above Streets

October 8, 2013 9:46 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

A concrete weight dangled for hours from a crane 40 floors above a street on Monday, leading officials to close a long swath of a major thoroughfare as a precaution until workers finally guided it ...       

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Improving Facial Recognition

October 8, 2013 9:36 am | by The University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Subtle body cues allow people to identify others with surprising accuracy when faces are difficult to differentiate. This skill may help researchers improve person-recognition software and expand their understanding of how humans ...  

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FAA Recalls 200 Engineers

October 8, 2013 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal Aviation Administration officials say 800 furloughed employees, including some safety inspectors, are being asked to return to work this week despite no end in sight to the partial government shutdown. The recalled workers ...  

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Luxion & Autodesk Partner to Transform Product Design

October 8, 2013 9:25 am | by Autodesk | Autodesk Inc | News | Comments

Luxion, makers of KeyShot, and Autodesk, have announced a partnership expansion between the two companies that establishes KeyShot as an integrated rendering solution for users of Autodesk Fusion 360 software. With KeyShot ...    

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Making Smoke Detectors Smart

October 8, 2013 9:19 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their ...  

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New Microfluidic Approach for the Directed Assembly of Functional Materials

October 8, 2013 9:12 am | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach with applications in materials development for energy capture and storage and for optoelectronic materials ...           

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