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Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 12:11 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team, including graduate student Long Lin who presented the work, have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and ...

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Graphene Light Detector First to Span Infrared Spectrum

March 17, 2014 12:06 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens. Unlike comparable mid- and far-infrared detectors currently on the market, the detector ...

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Breathing Battery Could Power Next-Gen Electric Vehicles

March 17, 2014 11:56 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won't take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting new progress on a "breathing" battery that has the potential to ...

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Energy Harvesting for Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 11:51 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Zhong Lin Wang and his colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new rechargeable nano-generator that can ...

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Airbus Starts Final Assembly of Best-Selling A320neo

March 17, 2014 11:47 am | by Airbus | News | Comments

Airbus has started final assembly of the first A320neo at its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France), with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections which recently arrived from St. Nazaire in France and Hamburg in Germany respectively. Once this phase is completed, the next stage is ...

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Photos of the Day: Tackling the Sonic Boom

March 17, 2014 11:41 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The level of concern over sonic boom annoyance became so significant that the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic civil supersonic flight over land in 1973. This prohibition helped quiet the skies and reduce potential impacts on the environment. However, it also ...

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NASA Teams Up to Better Understand Supersonic Flight

March 17, 2014 11:22 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel ...

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Photos of the Day: The Future of IoT

March 17, 2014 9:40 am | by Xively | News | Comments

The Internet of Things is rapidly transitioning from “What” and “Why” to “When” and “How.” Xively has created an infographic on the future of the IoT that combines industry research with our own customer experience to create a visual representation of ...

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Searchers Relying on Satellite Data to Find Plane

March 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts say ...  

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Boeing Loses Piece of Wing During Flight

March 17, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., landed safely in Atlanta after declaring an emergency because a part of the plane's wing was missing. The Federal Aviation Administration says Flight 2412 landed about 7:10 p.m. Sunday at ...   

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Latest Information on Search for Malaysian Plane

March 17, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The unprecedented hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet expanded northwest to Kazakhstan and south into the desolate reaches of the Indian Ocean after Malaysian authorities concluded the plane was deliberately diverted by someone ...  

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Orion Makes Testing, Integration Strides Ahead of First Launch

March 17, 2014 9:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Orion is marching ever closer to its first trip to space on a flight that will set the stage for human exploration of new destinations in the solar system. The Orion team continues to work toward completing the spacecraft to be ready for a ...

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Musk Pens Letter 'To the People Of New Jersey'

March 17, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk penned a lengthy letter "to the people of New Jersey" asking that they fight for the ability to purchase vehicles directly from Tesla in retail stores. Earlier this week, the state banned the company's sales model ...

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Evidence Points to Jet's Takeover

March 17, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked ...         

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U.S. Goes High-Tech to Help Oversee Afghan Aid Work

March 17, 2014 9:10 am | by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | News | Comments

The main U.S. foreign assistance agency wants to step up use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects in Afghanistan that aid workers no longer will be able to observe firsthand as ...  

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