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Charging Electric Cars By Induction

July 30, 2014 | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

We already charge our toothbrushes and cellphones using contactless technology. Researchers have developed a particularly efficient and cost-effective method that means electric cars could soon follow suit ...      

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NASA Selects Instruments to Track Climate Impact on Vegetation

July 30, 2014 5:11 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by ...  

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Boeing Will Handle Final Assembly of 787-10 in SC

July 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boeing says final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is ...

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Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas

July 30, 2014 3:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can ...

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Dissolvable Fabric Loaded with Medicine Might Offer Faster Protection Against HIV

July 30, 2014 1:12 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Soon, protection from HIV infection could be as simple as inserting a medicated, disappearing fabric minutes before having sex. University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that ...

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Europe’s Fifth & Final Resupply Ship Launches to Station

July 30, 2014 1:00 pm | by NASA | Comments

The European Space Agency’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) launched Tuesday atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:47 p.m. EDT. The ATV-5 will take a two week trip to the ...      

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NASA's IceCube No Longer On Ice

July 30, 2014 12:49 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will ...   

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Comfortable Climate Indoors with Porous Glass

July 30, 2014 12:41 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

Proper humidity and temperature play a key role in indoor climate. In the future, establishing a comfortable indoor environment may rely on porous glass incorporated into plaster, as this regulates moisture particularly well and keeps mold at bay ...

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Sensors That Improve Rail Transport Safety

July 30, 2014 12:36 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it’s too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors ...   

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Lawyer Sues GM on Behalf of 658 Plaintiffs

July 30, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan in New York City names ...

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Vision-Correcting Display Makes Reading Glasses So Yesterday

July 30, 2014 12:25 pm | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | Comments

What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. The researchers are developing ...  

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Spin-Based Electronics: New Material Successfully Tested

July 30, 2014 12:18 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

Spintronics is an emerging field of electronics, where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than the current generated by their motion. This field can offer significant advantages to computer technology ...   

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All-in-One Energy System Offers Greener Power

July 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | Comments

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by ...   

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Nature Inspires a Greener Way to Make Colorful Plastics

July 30, 2014 12:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more ...

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Exploring 3D Printing to Make Organs for Transplants

July 30, 2014 11:58 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them ...   

Revolutionary Microshutter Technology Hurdles Significant Challenges

July 30, 2014 10:00 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope ...      

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