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Students' invention offers germ-free door handle

June 22, 2015 2:48 pm | by Bob Yirka, Phys.org | News | Comments

Two high school students, Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li, both living in Hong Kong have designed and built a door handle that kills germs, thus preventing the spread of disease through hand contact...

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New spin on 'silicon valleytronics' could revolutionize future technologies

June 22, 2015 2:39 pm | by University of Bath | News | Comments

Latest research from scientists from our Department of Physics into cutting-edge ‘spin physics’ could herald the arrival of a revolutionary new technology – ‘valleytronics’...

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Material with superfast electrons that exhibits extremely large magnetoresistance could be suitable for new electronics

June 22, 2015 2:34 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when the material is exposed to a magnetic field...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 www.posital.com

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...

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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.

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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....

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