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Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

October 23, 2014 8:36 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have developed the new BiogàsPlus, a technology which allows increasing the production....

New policymaking tool for shift to renewable energy

October 23, 2014 8:32 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Multiple pathways exist to a low greenhouse gas future, all involving increased efficiency and a dramatic shift in energy supply away from fossil fuels. A new tool 'SWITCH' enables policymakers and planners to assess the economic and environmental implications....

Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains, not phones

October 23, 2014 8:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from cheaper non-phone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars. The nation's second-largest wireless carrier is facing pricing pressure from smaller rivals....

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Optimal batteries can make critical difference on battlefield

October 23, 2014 8:23 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. It was 2012 and Salcedo was on a mounted patrol deep inside Ghazni province. Suddenly, one of the vehicles ...

Army collaboration produces test station for missile warning system

October 22, 2014 11:25 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the U.S. Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) have developed an integrated support station (ISS) that allows testing of updates made to the missile warning sytems used on Army aircraft....

Some scientists share better than others

October 22, 2014 5:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go. Research by Michigan State University, published in the current issue of Bioscience, explores the paradox....

New 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiency

October 22, 2014 4:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

At first glance, the static, greyscale display created by a group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China might not catch the eye of a thoughtful consumer in a market saturated with flashy, colorful electronics....

UNL researcher wins federal grant for groundbreaking solar energy project

October 22, 2014 4:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The gap between solar energy's promise and fruition once seemed equal to the distance separating its source from the Earth. That gap has narrowed significantly in recent years and work continues to close it further. Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical ...

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The top 20 US cities for tech startups

October 22, 2014 4:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country. In the first nine months of the year ...

This mouse of the future requires your whole body

October 22, 2014 3:44 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

If you thought Leap Motion was going to be the mouse of the future (ok, I thought it was) then you should brace yourself for what could be the next big thing in the world of the mouse. The Dynamic Chair is a full-body chair designed to replace the traditional mouse....

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Is Apple Pay really all that?

October 22, 2014 2:50 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Blogs | Comments

The hype around Apple Pay is overblown. I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years. Having used a number of high-end Android phones, I know what first to market means....

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Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

October 22, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Oregon chemists have devised a way to see the internal structures of electronic waves trapped in carbon nanotubes by external electrostatic charges. Carbon nanotubes have been touted as exceptional materials with unique properties....

Ph.D. designs new devices based on metamaterials

October 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Víctor Torres Landivar, Telecommunications engineer, has designed and manufactured new devices based on metamaterials (artificial materials with properties not found in nature). On drawing up his PhD, defended at the Public University of Navarre ...

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A 'Star Wars' laser bullet -- this is what it really looks like

October 22, 2014 2:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? The answers lie in a film made at the Laser Centre....

Grid-connected signal controller designed for IoT applications

October 22, 2014 1:56 pm | Semitec Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Semitech Semiconductor (Melbourne, Australia) announced its new SM2480. A single-chip, grid-connected signal controller, the SM2480 is ideal for solar inverters, smart lighting LED ballasts, home and building automation and other SCADA....

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