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Researchers at ETH Zurich and Disney Research Zurich have developed a new technique called Computational Thermoforming. It enables them to manufacture plastic replicas of digital 3D models, in which the shape and colour are reproduced in detail...
by ETH Zurich
5.3.2016
1:39pm
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An older technology once de rigueur for preventing spacecraft gadgetry from getting too hot or too cold has been resurrected and repurposed for an emerging class of small satellites now playing an increasingly larger role in space exploration, technology...
by NASA
5.3.2016
1:36pm
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Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a new tool that allows scientists for the first time to see, at the scale of five billionths of a meter, "nanoscale" mixing processes occurring in liquids...
by University of California - San Diego
5.3.2016
1:33pm
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Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit...
by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
5.3.2016
1:32pm
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Research at TU Eindhoven, KU Leuven and the University of Liege has shown how a motorcyclist riding right behind a racing cyclist can reduce the air resistance for the cyclist by almost nine percent. In a time trial, such as this Friday's forthcoming...
by Eindhoven University of Technology
5.3.2016
1:21pm
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Inside inconspicuous Building 4605 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Todd Schneider is preparing to switch on the sun. He moves surely in a laboratory crowded by computers and instruments, along short alleys...
by NASA
5.3.2016
11:17am
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When Dish technicians aren't busy installing satellite TV services in people's homes, they'll be making house calls to replace iPhone batteries and broken screens...
by The Associated Press
5.3.2016
11:15am
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Tianma NLT USA has introduced a new 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) TFT LCD from NLT Technologies, Ltd. with Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) interface for industrial applications. Mass production is scheduled for June of this year. The company...
5.3.2016
10:58am
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For the third consecutive year, MIT placed first in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition and dominated the upper rankings. Among 4,275 participants from 554 colleges and universities in the 2015 contest, 57 of the top 199 scorers...
by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News
5.3.2016
10:57am
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Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) driven by light. If we succeeded in mimicking...
by University of Würzburg
5.3.2016
10:28am
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The sea urchin’s intricate mouth and teeth are the model for a claw-like device developed by a team of engineers and marine biologists at the University of California, San Diego to sample sediments on other planets, such as Mars. The researchers detail...
by UC San Diego
5.3.2016
10:27am
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Quantum physics is more than 100 years old, but even today is still sometimes met with wonderment. This applies, for example, to entanglement, a quantum physical phenomenon that can be observed between atoms or photons (light particles): when two of...
by University of Basel
5.3.2016
10:23am
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Google is offering $250,000 to help with the ongoing response efforts in Flint as the Michigan city reels from the effects of a lead-contaminated water supply.
by The Associated Press
5.3.2016
10:18am
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It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.
by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press
5.3.2016
10:17am
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Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.
by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer
5.3.2016
10:12am
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An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip.
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5.3.2016
10:09am
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Japanese company MicroAd recently programmed a fleet of drones to perform an aerial ballet against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Fuji, dubbing the dazzling show “Sky Magic”—a reference to science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke...
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Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer scale at temperatures close to absolute zero for the first...
by University of Basel
5.2.2016
1:45pm
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If using a single atom to capture high-resolution images of nanoscale material sounds like science fiction, think again. That’s exactly what the Quantum Sensing and Imaging Group at UC Santa Barbara has achieved. Members of physicist Ania Jayich’s lab...
by University of California - Santa Barbara
5.2.2016
1:41pm
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Before you place any bets on the next NBA playoff games, take a look at UC Merced professor Harish Bhat's Twitter account. He's tweeting daily predictions based on an innovative new algorithm, and so far this postseason, he's right about 80 percent of...
by University of California - Merced
5.2.2016
1:37pm
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Earth has a new lightning capital, according to a recent study using observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor onboard NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission. Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela earned the top spot...
by NASA
5.2.2016
12:03pm
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A group of researchers at Okayama University and Osaka University, Japan examined the state of the surface of apparently fixed powder beds in which air weak enough not to move the powder is injected, and observed anomalous sinking phenomena, a world...
by Osaka University
5.2.2016
11:50am
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Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of power conversion and safety testing equipment and automated test systems, announces the release of their new 19031A Impulse Winding Tester designed for low inductance applications including...
5.2.2016
11:42am
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Carbon dioxide is commonly used as an industrial liquid refrigerant but could also be effective in heating and cooling buildings in urban areas. A prototype developed by EPFL researchers shows the feasibility of this concept...
5.2.2016
11:34am
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According to an ancient Chinese proverb, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” NASA is preparing for a journey to Mars, a planet that is 49 million miles from Earth. That journey began 55 years ago with a single, 116-mile...
by Bob Granath, NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida
5.2.2016
11:32am
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Smartphones and tablets come from Asia and the USA, German and European industry is far behind. The causes are dealt with by a study of KIT published in the journal “Telecommunications Policy”. According to this study...
by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
5.2.2016
11:29am
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Is there life beyond our solar system? If there is, our best bet for finding it may lie in three nearby, Earth-like exoplanets. For the first time, an international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have...
by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
5.2.2016
11:28am
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New research suggests that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth – zircon crystals – are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts that peppered our nascent planet, rather than via plate tectonics as was previously believed.
by Trinity College
5.2.2016
10:45am
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In a paper to be published today in the journal Science Advances, lead author Karen Meech of the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy and her colleagues conclude that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as...
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5.2.2016
10:42am
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North Carolina State University researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language.
by NC State University
5.2.2016
10:39am
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Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they...
by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer
5.2.2016
10:36am
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Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.
by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press
5.2.2016
10:32am
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An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.
by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press
5.2.2016
10:30am
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The Hungarian government wants to drive out ride-hailing app Uber from the country while proposing new legislation to crack down on unlicensed passenger transport, officials said Monday.
by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press
5.2.2016
10:27am
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It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.
by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press
5.2.2016
10:25am
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Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announced today that it has acquired the privately-held German power supply manufacturer Eplax. The acquisition...
5.2.2016
2:33am
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Mars will have its best opposition in more than a decade in May. The red-orange planet will rise two hours after sunset at the beginning of the month, shining highest at 2:30 a.m. EDT (6:30 a.m. Universal Time) in the constellation Scorpius...
by Indiana University
4.29.2016
1:35pm
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Nearly 10 billion years ago, the black hole at the center of a galaxy known as PKS B1424-418 produced a powerful outburst. Light from this blast began arriving at Earth in 2012. Now astronomers using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma...
by NASA
4.29.2016
1:33pm
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Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population — and therefore an increased need for food production— in the coming decades. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found...
by Washington University in St. Louis
4.29.2016
1:31pm
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The MPU-600CS series, available now from MicroPower Direct, provides 600W of output power in a compact U-Channel package. Standard models operate from a universal input of 90 to 264 VAC, providing tightly regulated single outputs...
4.29.2016
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