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Godzilla Stomps Back in Ultra HD, Wires Intact

August 27, 2014 | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing ...

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How Loud Is A Wind Turbine?

August 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Because wind turbines are such a great source of clean, renewable energy, they’re usually greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm. But some complaints have been made that they can cause too much noise for residents living within a mile of the ...


Watching the Structure of Glass Under Pressure

August 28, 2014 4:22 pm | by University of California - Davis | Comments

Glass has many applications that call for different properties, such as resistance to thermal shock or to chemically harsh environments. Glassmakers commonly use additives such as boron oxide to tweak these properties by changing the ... 


Nanoscale Assembly Line for Biological Molecules

August 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | Comments

Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly lines. In the case of a car body ...


Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 4:00 pm | by University of Vienna | Comments

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with ...


Water 'Thermostat' Could Help Engineer Drought-Resistant Crops

August 28, 2014 3:38 pm | by Duke University | Comments

Duke University researchers have identified a gene that could help scientists engineer drought-resistant crops. The gene, called OSCA1, encodes a protein in the cell membrane of plants that senses changes in water availability and adjusts ...


DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

August 28, 2014 3:31 pm | by DARPA | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral ...


A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of ...  


'Swarmies' Robots Could Scurry, Search Alien Worlds

August 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by NASA | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and ...


New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 2:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ...  


Photos of the Day: The World Premiere of the All-New Volvo XC90

August 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Volvo Car Group | Comments

Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies ...


A New Chapter in Volvo's History

August 28, 2014 1:29 pm | by Volvo Car Group | Comments

Three years in the making and part of a USD 11bn investment programme, the new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter in Volvo’s history, capturing its future design direction, incorporating its own range of new technologies and ...  


Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

August 28, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology ...   


Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 1:03 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...


Designing More Resilient Surfaces for High-Intensity Environments

August 28, 2014 12:01 pm | by Steve Calechman, MIT News | Comments

Solid core material is almost a given for technology. But just because the guts are right doesn’t guarantee success. The surface layer, in fact, can hold the key in some applications. Yet its importance is still easy to overlook. This area is ...


Infographic: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:26 am | by Who Is Hosting This? | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ... 



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