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Seeing Light in a New Light

September 26, 2013 10:31 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn't need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it. Working with colleagues at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms have managed to...   


Diesel or Electric? Advice for Owners of Urban Delivery Truck Fleets

September 26, 2013 10:28 am | by John Toon, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

For owners of delivery truck fleets who may be trying to decide between electric or diesel vehicles, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are offering...            


Boeing Conducts First Unmanned QF-16 Flight

September 26, 2013 10:13 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

The QF-16 full scale aerial target's inaugural unmanned flight occurred Sept. 19. The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron and Boeing Co. conducted the flight, which is the first step in a two year process to...        


New Crew Heads to International Space Station

September 26, 2013 10:06 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Three new Expedition 37 crew members lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:58 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 25 on a six-hour trek to the International Space Station. The crew is scheduled to open the hatches between...  


Oracle's Space-Age, 72-Foot Catamaran Comes in First

September 26, 2013 9:57 am | by Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The fastest boat always wins the America's Cup, and this one went to a big black cat that almost used up its last life too soon. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past...  


Photos of the Day: 50 mph with a 131-Foot Wing Sail

September 26, 2013 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The crew on Oracle Team USA celebrates after winning the 19th race against Emirates Team New Zealand to win the America's Cup sailing event, as fans wave in the foreground Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in San Francisco...    


500 People Operating 2 Machines

September 26, 2013 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A tissue maker in Anderson is working on an expansion that is expected to add at least 200 jobs. The Anderson Independent-Mail reported reported that First Quality Enterprises is clearing land at its plant for a new tissue-making machine...


Machine Builder's Novel Motion Control Architecture Makes Plastic Bags

September 26, 2013 9:38 am | by ABB Inc. | News | Comments

Two UK plastic bag machine support specialists have cooperated to launch a machine offering new levels of programmability and bag production flexibility. Based on ABB's Ethernet Powerlink compatible motion control range, the new machine...


Revolutionizing Electronics with Likely Successor to Silicon in Computer Chips

September 26, 2013 9:29 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

With support from the National Science Foundation, a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with 178 transistors made from carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that may replace silicon in...


The Pursuit of Ignorance

September 26, 2013 9:26 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

What does real scientific work look like? As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein jokes: It looks a lot less like the scientific method and a lot more like "farting around … in the dark." In this witty talk, Firestein gets to the heart of science...


Leather & Meat without Killing Animals

September 26, 2013 9:24 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way?


Langley Tests Dream Chaser's Thermal Dynamics

September 26, 2013 9:15 am | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., conducted hypersonic testing of Dream Chaser models for Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to obtain necessary data for the material selection and design of the spacecraft's thermal protection...


Teardown: Bank Note Acceptor

September 26, 2013 9:11 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this week's EEVblog Teardown, what's inside an old style bank note/bill accptor/validator for vending machines and the like? How does it detect genuine notes from dodgy ones?           


Toyota to Export Corollas to Latin America in 2014

September 26, 2013 7:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it will begin sending U.S.-built Corolla sedans to 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean starting next year. The world's biggest car maker said Thursday that production of the U.S.-built vehicles is set to start at...


Nissan Recalls 908,900 Vehicles for Sensor Problem

September 26, 2013 5:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan says it is recalling 908,900 vehicles around the world for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall. Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday the recall affects the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport...



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