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SpaceX Rocket Destroyed on Way to Space Station, Cargo Lost

June 29, 2015 | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months ...

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Mouser Electronics Expands to Japan with Local Customer Service Center

June 29, 2015 2:54 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced the opening of a Japan Customer Service Center, located in Tokyo. Mouser will provide customer service and local technical support as it establishes a ...

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Biocomposite-Based Materials Reduce Building's Embodied Energy By 50%

June 29, 2015 1:28 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | Comments

The energy efficiency of buildings commonly entails reduced energy consumption in their use phase – which is one of the key targets under the EU’s climate and energy package ...

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The Peaks & Valleys of Silicon

June 29, 2015 1:23 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent - but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available ...

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Intelligent LEDs Could Save Lives

June 29, 2015 11:50 am | by Jermaine Dallas, GE Reports | Comments

Imagine this scenario: A gunshot echoes down a city street at night. Passerby turn to look, but can’t make out the scene in the darkness. The first to react effectively is the nearest street lamp ...

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Building a Better Semiconductor

June 29, 2015 11:44 am | by Michigan State University | Comments

Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, the scientists ...

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Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor May Take Smartphone Security to New Level

June 29, 2015 11:36 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of ...

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Making New Materials with Micro-Explosions

June 29, 2015 11:26 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material. The new technique could lead to the simple creation and ...

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Major Step for Implantable Drug-Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 11:21 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a ...

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European Regulators Clear Siemens' Buyout of Dresser-Rand

June 29, 2015 11:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

European regulators have cleared Siemens' $7.6 billion acquisition of the U.S. oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand. The German electronics and engineering company is ...

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Fear of Longer Commutes Puts Pressure on U.S. Cities to Act

June 29, 2015 11:07 am | by Joan Lowy & Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of ...

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Hawaii Governor Says State Supports Telescope Construction

June 29, 2015 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says recent attempts to block the road to the summit of Mauna Kea were unlawful and unacceptable. Hundreds of protesters had flocked to Mauna Kea ...

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Many Options, No Single Solution to Nation's Traffic Snarls

June 29, 2015 10:26 am | by Joan Lowy & Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

The problem is clear: Traffic congestion will become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Build more roads ...

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Popular Elsewhere, High-Speed Rail Remains Elusive in the U.S.

June 29, 2015 10:18 am | by Juliet Williams, Associated Press | Comments

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in ...

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Smithsonian to Improve Ethics Policies on Research Funding

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | Comments

After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies ...

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Plane Crashes into Home, Killing 3 Aboard; Residents Escape

June 29, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A small plane crashed into a house Sunday evening, killing three people on board, police said, but residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home. The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed ...

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