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What a 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet Really Looks Like

October 23, 2014 1:19 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colorful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? The answers lie in a film made at ...

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Engineering Newswire 113: Lockheed’s Fusion Reactor Fits into a Truck

October 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re redefining fusion with a 100-megawatt concept reactor, riding above the water on a flying yacht, and solving the housing crisis by printing mud huts ...         

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Durable Coatings to Control Invasive Mussel Attachment

October 23, 2014 12:40 pm | by Bureau of Reclamation | News | Comments

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a report summarizing six years of testing coatings to control the attachment of quagga and zebra mussels to water and power facilities. Since the study began in 2008, Reclamation has tested more ... 

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2 Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules

October 23, 2014 12:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize themselves in useful nanoscale shapes seemed ... well, cool, sure, but also a little fantastic. Now the day isn't far off when your ...

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Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection

October 23, 2014 12:18 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute ...

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Waste, an Alternative Source of Energy to Petroleum

October 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed fundamental processes for producing raw materials and fuels using biomass and tires. The group led by Martín Olazar, researcher in the ...

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First Protein Microfiber Engineered for Medical & Nanotech Applications

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have ...   

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Tablets & Cars Drive AT&T Wireless Gains, Not Phones

October 23, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from ...

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First Natural Gas GM Pickups With 5.3 L Engines Announced

October 23, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nat G CNG Solutions announced today that it has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors' 5.3 liter direct injection engine. The 2015 model vehicles were purchased by local Houston company NewTex Plumbing and ...

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Early Apple Computer Sells for $905,000 at Auction

October 23, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany ...  

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BofA to Refund Apple Pay Customers Charged Twice

October 23, 2014 10:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week. Some customers have reported they were ...  

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Nokia Turnaround Since Cellphone Unit Sale to Microsoft

October 23, 2014 10:51 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent ...

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How To Reverse Engineer a Rigol DS1054Z

October 23, 2014 10:41 am | Videos | Comments

Dave shows you how to reverse engineer a PCB to get the schematic. In this case the new Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope. How does the discrete transistor analog front end and the software bandwidth limiting work? How do you decode ...   

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About Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

October 23, 2014 10:34 am | by IET | Videos | Comments

Whilst at the 2014 GreenFleet Arrive 'N' Drive event at Rockingham Raceway, UK we caught up with Robin Hayles of Hyundai where he spoke about the Hyundai ix35 ...              

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Teardown: GoPro Hero Silver

October 23, 2014 9:53 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the new GoPro Hero 4 Silver action camera? Learn how to open your GoPro Hero 4 for repair purposes ...                        

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