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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

July 22, 2015 9:17 am | by Jonathan Fahey & Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel...


US Navy trials undersea drone in Mediterranean Sea

July 22, 2015 9:13 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy has reportedly launched and recovered an underwater drone from its USS North Dakota submarine, which is said to be its first such mission...

SpaceX to scrutinize supply chain after rocket failure

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. blamed the recent failure of an unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station on a faulty strut and pledged to better scrutinize its supply chain...


Researchers make scalable arrays of 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics

July 22, 2015 9:07 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices. Today's transistors are miniscule--a mere 10 nanometers wide--and formed from three-dimensional (3D) crystals...


Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

July 22, 2015 9:01 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time...


Why we live on Earth and not Venus

July 22, 2015 8:53 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

The research, published this week in Nature Geoscience, suggests that Earth's first crust, which was rich in radioactive heat-producing elements such as uranium and potassium, was torn from the planet and lost to space when asteroids bombarded the planet early in its history. This phenomenon, known as impact erosion, helps explain a landmark discovery made over a decade ago about the Earth's composition...


Remcom announces partnership with Moasoft to expand electromagnetic simulation offerings in Korean market

July 21, 2015 2:18 pm | by Remcom | News | Comments

Remcom announces a partnership with Moasoft Corporation, a provider of software and consulting services in South Korea.  The partnership will expand Remcom’s presence in the Korean market and enable customers there to more easily access its Electromagnetic Simulation Software, services, and support...


Synthesizing graphene in silicon microelectronics

July 21, 2015 2:04 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In the last decade, graphene has been intensively studied for its unique optical, mechanical, electrical and structural properties. The one-atom-thick carbon sheets could revolutionize the way electronic devices are manufactured and lead to faster transistors, cheaper solar cells, new types of sensors and more efficient bioelectric sensory devices...


New 3-D model could solve supernova mystery

July 21, 2015 1:59 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Giant stars die a violent death. After a life of several million years, they collapse into themselves and then explode in what is known as a supernova...


128x64 white passive OLED matrix with polarizer display

July 21, 2015 1:55 pm | by Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce our 128x64 white passive matrix OLED, with polarizer display.  We are also excited to be in partnership with Raystar Optronics, Inc...

Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau

July 21, 2015 1:47 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan Plateau...


US Navy eyes graphene nanoribbon for ultimate power control system

July 21, 2015 1:44 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy distributes electricity aboard most of its ships like a power company. It relies on conductors, transformers and other bulky infrastructure...


Harsh environment control with IoT connectivity

July 21, 2015 11:13 am | by Divelbiss Corporation | Divelbiss Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Divelbiss Corporation announces the introduction of enhanced models of the HEC-P5000 Family of controllers, offering control capability in the harshest of environments and now enabling Cloud Communications with the Divelbiss VersaCloud M2M platform...


New computer program first to recognize sketches more accurately than a human

July 21, 2015 10:58 am | by Queen Mary, University of London | News | Comments

Known as Sketch-a-Net, the program is capable of correctly identifying the subject of sketches 74.9 per cent of the time compared to humans that only managed a success rate of 73.1 per cent...


A step closer to understanding superconductivity

July 21, 2015 10:42 am | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | News | Comments

Superconductors that could transport electricity without a loss of energy would save billions of dollars and have a considerably smaller environmental impact than other options...



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