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Govt. Issues Urgent Plea to 4.7M Car Owners

October 20, 2014 | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Comments

A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing ...  

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Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal for High-Energy Lithium Batteries

October 21, 2014 1:33 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs. The ORNL-led team used ...    

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'Smart' Ice Skating Blade Informs Skaters of Stresses

October 21, 2014 1:21 pm | by Institute of Physics | Comments

An ice skating blade that informs figure skaters of the stresses they are imposing on their joints has been developed by a group of researchers in the US. The small, lightweight device has been built to measure the force that a figure skater ...

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Semi-Driverless System for Piloting Cars

October 21, 2014 1:16 pm | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented ...  

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Quantum Holograms as Atomic Scale Memory Keepsake

October 21, 2014 12:56 pm | by Springer | Comments

The authors demonstrate for the first time that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantised light signal of a holographic image – set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. This is done by ...

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'Eyecane' Aids Navigational Abilities for Blind

October 21, 2014 12:12 pm | by IOS Press BV | Comments

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids ...

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See-Through Electrodes for Studying Brain

October 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick - to fabricate ...

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Will Solar and Wind Generate Revolution or Evolution?

October 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association | Comments

Dramatically decreasing capital costs for solar and wind technologies present the prospect of an unprecedented boost for Texas companies. Sweetening the deal is the fact that "fuel" from the sun and the wind is ...     

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See-Through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

October 21, 2014 11:53 am | by Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain.The team described its technology, which ...

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World Record in Data Transmission with Smart Circuits

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an ...  

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Estimating the Range of Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2014 11:44 am | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and ...  

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Extremely High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging

October 21, 2014 11:39 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | Comments

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), well-known from its use in hospitals, can typically resolve details of up to one tenth of a millimeter, for example in cross-sectional images of the human body. Together with colleagues at the ...

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Detecting Cancer Earlier with New Imaging Tech

October 21, 2014 11:35 am | by Rutgers University | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies ...   

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Spacewalk Preps, Dragon Cargo, Biomed Research Cap Busy Week

October 21, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | Comments

The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station tackled a range of biomedical research and cargo transfers Friday, capping off a week that included the second of two U.S. spacewalks and preparations for a ...   

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Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions ...

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SKF to Expand, Relocate Facility

October 21, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that makes industrial lubrication systems could receive state and local incentives to build a new manufacturing plant in the St. Louis area. Sweden-based SKF plans to relocate its facility from ...      

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