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Engineering Newswire: Atom airplanes stronger than graphene

November 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Drexel University researchers working with the Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold into this tiny little airplane, strong enough to support many ...

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Magnetic fields frozen into meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth

November 14, 2014 9:31 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The most accurate laboratory measurements yet made of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved. The measurements point to shock waves traveling through ...

Self-repairing software tackles malware

November 14, 2014 9:25 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software then prevents the invader from ...

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Intergalactic "wind" is stripping galaxies of star-forming gas

November 14, 2014 9:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers from the University of Toronto and the University of Arizona have provided the first direct evidence that an intergalactic "wind" is stripping galaxies of star-forming gas as they fall into clusters of galaxies. The observations help explain why ...

Tel Aviv University research leads to historic comet landing

November 14, 2014 9:15 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has landed on a comet. The momentous event represents the culmination of 35 years of research on comets by Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of Tel Aviv University's Department of Geosciences and other scientists working ...

Wearable tech would help soldiers and people at risk for heart attacks

November 14, 2014 9:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes. The sensor and ...

'Topological insulators' promising for spintronics, quantum computers

November 14, 2014 9:00 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researches have uncovered "smoking-gun" evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible "spintronic" devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today's technologies. The materials are called ...

Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe

November 14, 2014 8:57 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US next year, the Cardiff team hope their research will ...

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New form of crystalline order holds promise for thermoelectric applications

November 14, 2014 8:53 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Since the 1850's scientists have known that crystalline materials are organized into fourteen different basic lattice structures. However, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now reports that ...

NFL honors Georgia Tech-Emory team for brain injury detection system

November 13, 2014 4:57 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Team wins competition for new innovations intended to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for concussions November 13, 2014 Atlanta, GA The National Football League, GE and UnderArmour have selected a team of physicians and engineers from ...

Power supplies comply with latest level VI energy efficiency standard

November 13, 2014 2:22 pm | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) announced what it believes to be one of the first 5 Watt plug top power supplies to comply with the new Energy Star level VI energy efficiency standard. A requirement for all such external power supplies in use from February 2016 ...

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Linear encoder housed in tiny SMD package

November 13, 2014 2:13 pm | POSIC SA | Product Releases | Comments

POSIC (Neuchatel, Switzerland) presents a programmable linear encoder that is housed in a tiny SMD package. The encoder employs an eddy-current sensing technique, which detects electrically conducting materials such as copper. The encoder’s scale ...

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Facebook again tries to simplify privacy policy

November 13, 2014 1:49 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy — and make it much shorter — to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people ...

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Creating electric cars without drivers

November 13, 2014 1:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Whoever got his driver's license twenty years ago and is back in a car for the first time is going to be rubbing his eyes in amazement. Electronic helpers warn of a possible collision when parking and keep the necessary distance to the car ahead during ...

Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics

November 13, 2014 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been developed by the ARC Centre for ultrahigh bandwidth devices for optical systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University....

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