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Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

June 30, 2015 12:52 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis...


Fuel cell designers need to look beyond the catalyst to the support material

June 30, 2015 12:10 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Quickly, reliably turning wind energy into fuel means looking beyond the catalyst to its foundation, according to a recent study from the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, headquartered at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...


Targeted LEDs could provide efficient lighting for plants grown in space

June 30, 2015 12:01 pm | by Natalie Van Hoose, Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in contained environments, a finding that could advance the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration...


US Navy’s fourth MUOS-4 satellite readies for launch in August

June 30, 2015 11:56 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for its scheduled launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in August this year...


Ultra low profile, ultra high density interposers provide ultimate design flexibility

June 30, 2015 11:54 am | by Samtec | Samtec | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s Z-Ray® one piece arrays are ultra-low profile, high density and highly customizable. These compression contact arrays are used as interposers or as board level interconnects...

Indonesia military cargo plane crashes in Medan, dozens dead

June 30, 2015 11:50 am | by Binsar Bakkara, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people...


Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

June 30, 2015 11:44 am | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say...


Could this become the first Mars airplane?

June 30, 2015 11:39 am | by Jay Levine, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have made it possible...


Test pilot admits the F-35 can’t dogfight

June 30, 2015 11:27 am | by David Axe, War is Boring | News | Comments

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January...


Is US Defense industry still capable of innovation?

June 30, 2015 11:18 am | by Lexington Institute | News | Comments

Of late, the never-ending debate in Washington over U.S. defense policy has been dominated by two related topics. The first is the growing concern that this country is losing its long-held qualitative advantage in military capabilities...


Precise ages of largest number of stars hosting planets ever measured

June 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The 33 Kepler stars have been selected for their solar like oscillations...

New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires

June 30, 2015 9:54 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction....


This is why you shouldn't shoot down a drone

June 30, 2015 9:51 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Shooting down a drone that's hovering over your property might seem like a good idea, but as a recent court case shows, it's definitely not.


Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

June 30, 2015 9:51 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon

June 30, 2015 9:49 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement...


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