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Building smaller, greener electronics

July 9, 2014 2:03 pm | by Bryan Alary, University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk....

BMW is developing inductive charging systems

July 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by BMW | News | Comments

Driving pleasure and sustainability are fused together in the all-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. Their high-voltage batteries can be recharged quickly and easily by means of the BMW i Wallbox that forms part of the 360° ELECTRIC portfolio....

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Want to innovate? Become a "Now-ist"

July 9, 2014 1:59 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly....

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Review: Unlimited e-book services offer plenty

July 9, 2014 1:42 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Two startups are trying to do for e-books what Netflix does for movies. Oyster and Scribd let you read as many books as you want for a monthly price - $10 for Oyster and $9 for Scribd. I was skeptical at first. I can never find enough time to read, and I'm picky about what I do read....

RUB chemists develop novel catalyst with 2 functions

July 9, 2014 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on the basis of carbon, which can facilitate two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen....

Managing the data jungle

July 9, 2014 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

During laboratory testing, countless measurement results accrue. To completely and systematically archive this body of data is extremely time consuming. In fact, researchers in the life sciences spend a quarter of their time managing data, according to an online survey of 70 people working in biology laboratories....

Making a more healthful, low-fat hot dog without giving up texture

July 9, 2014 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With grilling season upon us, many backyard cooks are turning to more healthful alternatives to their savored but fatty hot dogs. But low fat can sometimes mean low satisfaction. Now researchers are reporting new progress toward addressing the texture problem in low-fat wieners that are made with olive oil rather than pork fat....

Figuring out methane's role in the climate puzzle

July 9, 2014 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The U.S. may be on the verge of an economy driven by methane, the primary component of natural gas, which burns cleaner than coal and is undergoing a production boom. It has poised the country as a top fuel producer globally, but recent research is casting serious doubts over just how climate-friendly it is....

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Mono wafers to recapture share from multi in solar PV

July 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Multi versus mono: which wafer technology will win in the crystalline silicon solar cell market? This is a favorite and often-asked question in the solar industry. Back in 2007 the split between monocrystalline and multicrystalline wafer production was about 50:50. This ratio has now fallen....

How to drive innovation & collaboration in engineering

July 9, 2014 12:57 pm | by Louise Rainone, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

What happens when you bring 1,500 software and hardware entrepreneurs and thought leaders to San Francisco to talk about the future of the Internet of Things? Complete and utter excitement about the future of our connected world, and where we are going to be in just a matter of days and months....

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Photos of the Day: 'Dropship' quadcopter to lower Rover onto Mars

July 9, 2014 12:50 pm | by ESA | News | Comments

The 'dropship' quadcopter and mockup rover are used for testing the ESA's latest StarTiger project, Dropter. The dropship has to steer itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface. Starting from scratch for the eight-month project, the Dropter team was challenged to produce vision-based navigation and hazard detection and avoidance for the dropship....

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Projecting a 3-dimensional future

July 9, 2014 12:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving an artificial three-dimensional reality, may soon be rendered obsolete with the introduction of new holography technology....

Carbodeon enables 20 percent increase in polymer thermal filler conductivity with 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond additive

July 9, 2014 12:43 pm | News | Comments

Carbodeon, a Finnish-based producer of functionalised nanodiamond materials,can now achieve a 20 percent increase in polymer thermal performance by using as little as 0.03 wt.% nanodiamond material at 45 percent thermal filler loading, enabling increased performance at a lower cost than with traditional fillers....

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Six cases where big data can reduce healthcare costs

July 9, 2014 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As the use of electronic health record becomes widespread across the United States, due in large to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the quantity of clinical data that will become available for research and analytic purposes will also dramatically increase....

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Carbon monoxide predicts 'red and dead' future of gas guzzler galaxy

July 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers have studied the carbon monoxide in a galaxy over 12 billion light years from Earth and discovered that it's running out of gas, quite literally, and headed for a 'red and dead' future. The galaxy, known as ALESS65, was observed by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in 2011....

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