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Detecting exoplanets close to their host star

June 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Astronomers have successfully commissioned a new type of optic that can reveal the image of an exoplanet next to its parent star...


U.S. proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

June 22, 2015 2:17 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming...


UK MoD launches new project to develop future military communications system

June 22, 2015 2:12 pm | News | Comments

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has launched a new project to develop a new approach to land and littoral communications that will support the future military operations...


Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

June 22, 2015 2:09 pm | by Army News Service | News | Comments

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology...


Could we one day control the path of lightning?

June 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS | News | Comments

Lightning dart across the sky in a flash. And even though we can use lightning rods to increase the probability of it striking at a specific location, its exact path remains unpredictable...


New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a new method to see inside battery-like devices known as supercapacitors at the atomic level...


Destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications

June 22, 2015 1:56 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech engineers have shed light on what happens to a nearby particle when bubbles burst...


POSITAL Position and Motion Sensors: A Million Possibilities

June 22, 2015 11:24 am | Videos | Comments

See how POSITAL’s advanced product selection and manufacturing systems team up to deliver encoders, inclinometers and linear position sensors that meet your most demanding requirements. Over a million possible configurations – find what you need quickly and easily at


Multimeter with Bluetooth Connectivity and RMS reading

June 22, 2015 10:29 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig announces the Owon B35T - an economical multifunction 3 5/6 digit multimeter, datalogger, and temperature meter that offers true RMS reading and Bluetooth (Android) connectivity for remote measurements...

Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones

June 22, 2015 9:59 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research...


Silent flights: How owls could help make wind turbines and planes quieter

June 22, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

An investigation into how owls fly and hunt in silence has enabled researchers to develop a prototype coating for wind turbine blades that could significantly reduce the amount of noise they make.


Iowa State engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects

June 22, 2015 9:54 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers....


Superslippery islands (but then they get stuck)

June 22, 2015 9:52 am | by International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) | News | Comments

(Nano)islands that slide freely on a sea of copper, but when they become too large (and too dense) they end up getting stuck: that nicely sums up the system investigated in a study...


Soft core, hard shell -- the latest in nanotechnology

June 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

Nanoparticles are the smallest particles capable of reaching virtually all parts of the body. Researchers use various approaches to test ways in which nanoparticles could be used in medicine - for instance, to deliver substances to a specific site in the body such as a tumor. For this purpose, nanoparticles are generally coated with...


Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the human brain at work

June 22, 2015 9:47 am | by MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | News | Comments

To the untrained eye, the graph looked like a very volatile day on Wall Street - jagged peaks and valleys in red, blue and green, displayed on a wall. But the story it told was not about economics. It was a glimpse into the brains of Shaul Yahil and Shaw Bronner...



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