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Photos of the Day: Inside the Airbus Super Jumbo's Luxury Class

April 16, 2014 | by Hofmann Innovation | Comments

Anyone who is familiar with a 12-hour long-haul flight from Zurich to Hong Kong knows how strenuous travelling can be, particularly when flying Economy Class. Even in Business Class, the seats are not necessarily luxurious for such a ...

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Old Timey Car to Replace NYC Horse Carriages

April 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was unveiled Thursday at the New York International Auto Show. It was commissioned by ...  

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Photos of the Day: The Horseless 'eCarriage'

April 17, 2014 5:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The prototype car seats eight people and is made to look like it's from the early 20th century, with lots of brass and ...

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Judge Won't Order Recalled GM Cars to be Parked

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued ...

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Testing Protocols in Internet-of-Things

April 17, 2014 1:33 pm | by Science China Press | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Researchers focus on converging these two kinds of ...   

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Bionic Ankle 'Emulates Nature'

April 17, 2014 1:23 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT | Comments

These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs. Messages pour in from amputees seeking prostheses and ...   

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Electrically Controlled Polymer Changes Its Optical Properties

April 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by Wlodzimierz Kutner, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | Comments

Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be fabricated thanks to ...      

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Surprising Material Could Play Role in Saving Energy

April 17, 2014 1:17 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, which can happen in coal-fired power plants or transportation. Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat ...

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Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm | by Gary Galluzzo, University of Iowa | Comments

Although it is relatively cheap and easy to encode information in light for fiber optic transmission, storing information is most efficiently done using magnetism, which ensures information will survive for years without ...     

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SpaceX Will Try to Launch Station Cargo Friday

April 17, 2014 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the delivery mission. Stormy weather, however, is ...  

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Toxic Water Overflows Waste Container at Fukushima Plant

April 17, 2014 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Around 1.1 tons of radioactive water overflowed Wednesday from a container during cleansing of a water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power said. The water did not ...

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Researchers Observe Quantum Superconductor-Metal Transition & Superconducting Glass

April 17, 2014 1:00 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Comments

Graphene allows to gradually change the density of conduction electrons in it by changing the voltage on the electrostatic gate, and thus the strength of Josephson junctions between tin nanodiscs. Phase correlations among nanodiscs are destroyed ...

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Researchers Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 12:59 pm | by Justin Eure, Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity—the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency—in a promising copper-oxide material. Researchers used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at ...

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Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 17, 2014 12:52 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets including cell phones, mobile displays, tablet PCs, and even batteries. The Internet has also ...

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3D Systems to Acquire Robtec

April 17, 2014 10:29 am | by 3D Systems | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Robtec. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Robtec is the largest Latin-American additive manufacturing service bureau and ...      

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Researcher Finds Flaw in Samsung Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says ...

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