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How do you do math like a girl?

October 16, 2014 12:04 pm | by Bendta Schroeder, School of Science, MIT | News | Comments

On Sept. 27, a warm Saturday afternoon, 270 students, their families, and volunteers gathered in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to hear the results of the Math Prize for Girls competition, the world’s largest math prize for female students in grades 7 through 12....

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New cargo plane design takes off, lands vertically

October 16, 2014 12:01 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in flight capabilities....

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20% of U.S. broadband households to get smart home devices in next year

October 16, 2014 11:44 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

A new survey released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Parks Associates shows continued strong growth of smart home products in U.S. homes, as 20 percent of households with broadband intend to acquire one or more smart home ...

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Broadband differential amplifier delivers 51dBm OIP3 linearity

October 16, 2014 11:24 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The LTC6430-20, a 20MHz to 2GHz differential input and output 20dB gain amplifier from Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA), offers outstanding linearity of +51dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.9dB noise figure at 240MHz. It has a best-in-class....

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Hi-power LED offers brightness more than 16.000 lm/cm²

October 16, 2014 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its new SYXEM Micro-08 series flip-chip Hi-Power LED, CONTOC (Landsberg) offers a very small, extremely powerful and efficient LED. Not only does the Hi-Power SYXEM Micro-08 LED have excellent parameters, it is also more cost-efficient....

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Construction secrets of a galactic metropolis

October 16, 2014 10:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe held together by gravity but their formation is not well understood. The Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262 [1]) and its surroundings have been studied for twenty years, using ESO ...

Understanding how the brain hears 3-D sound

October 16, 2014 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researcher is poised to develop new technology that offers the ultimate listening experience. The £100,000 project aims to do for the ears what 3D cinema has done for the eyes. It could mean that in the near future ...

Helping economically disadvantaged students pursue science careers

October 16, 2014 10:39 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has been awarded a five-year, $640,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help economically disadvantaged students pursue graduate studies or scientific careers in the workforce....

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Weather history time machine

October 16, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

During the 1930s, North America endured the Dust Bowl, a prolonged era of dryness that withered crops and dramatically altered where the population settled. Land-based precipitation records from the years leading up to the Dust Bowl are consistent....

Researchers develop world's thinnest electric generator

October 16, 2014 10:31 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)....

Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors

October 16, 2014 10:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage....

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Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies

October 16, 2014 10:23 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, are devoid of star-forming gas....

LED striplights offered in lumen packages from 2,700 to 21,800

October 16, 2014 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) announced that Columbia Lighting has added two new LED striplights to its extensive portfolio of energy efficient lighting solutions—the LCR and LCL, and has upgraded the versatile LCS. Columbia Lighting’s LCR ...

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Creating medical devices with dissolving metal

October 16, 2014 10:03 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals....

Building the 3-dimensional materials of the future

October 16, 2014 9:58 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called "diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly," to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional (3D) structures for applications in devices such as batteries and supercapacitors....

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