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Honda Admits Failing to Report Deaths, Injuries

November 24, 2014 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law. The automaker says that it found out about the omissions in 2011, yet it took about ...

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Student's DIY Microscope Could Save Thousands

November 25, 2014 5:02 pm | by Brunel University | Comments

Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of pounds cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his own microscope ...     

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New Technique Controls a Material With Voltage

November 25, 2014 4:18 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of ...  

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New Device May Ease Mammography Discomfort

November 25, 2014 2:16 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), standardizing ...

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Are Virtual Money Transactions Really Anonymous?

November 25, 2014 2:07 pm | by University of Luxembourg | Comments

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous ...   

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Flexible Electronics Breakthrough Enabled by Inorganic-Based Laser Lift-Off

November 25, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising ...

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Robotic Ocean Gliders Aid Study of Melting Polar Ice

November 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | Comments

The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide. Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor causing the ice to melt, the process by ...

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Blu-Ray Disc Can Be Used to Improve Solar Cells

November 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells - suggesting a ...

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Brain's Reaction to Virtual Reality Provides Insight into Memory Restoration

November 25, 2014 12:59 pm | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | Comments

UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-world environments. Their findings could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming ...  

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Scientists Turn Handheld JCAD into a Chemical, Explosives Detector

November 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Edgewood Chemical Biological Center | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center here, proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector. The original JCAD was ...  

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Army Researchers Win $500K in Head Health Challenge

November 25, 2014 12:33 pm | by Joyce P. Brayboy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory | Comments

Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury ... 

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Nobel Prize-Winning Material Used to Improve Digital Memory

November 25, 2014 11:56 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale. Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has ...   

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Wireless Electronic Implants Stop Staph, Then Dissolve

November 25, 2014 11:36 am | by Tufts University | Comments

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when ...

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Magnetic Fields & Lasers Elicit Graphene Secret

November 25, 2014 11:22 am | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have studied the dynamics of electrons from the "wonder material" graphene in a magnetic field for the first time. This led to the discovery of a seemingly paradoxical phenomenon ... 

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Underwater Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by British Antarctic Survey | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from ...   

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

November 25, 2014 10:48 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission. ICON is targeted to launch in June 2017 from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the ...

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