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The discovery of the molecule Si-C-Si in space

June 29, 2015 12:01 pm | by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | News | Comments

The space between stars is not empty -- it contains a vast reservoir of diffuse material with about 5-10% of the total mass of our Milky Way galaxy...

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Pentagon says it needs $270 billion to upgrade nuclear arsenal

June 29, 2015 11:52 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The United States will need to spend as much as $18 billion per year for 15 years starting in 2021 to keep the nation's nuclear stockpile and the weapons and vehicles designed to deliver these weapons viable, Pentagon leaders told lawmakers...

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Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway

June 29, 2015 11:48 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy...

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Engineering atoms inside the jet engine

June 29, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The Periodic Table may not sound like a list of ingredients but, for a group of materials scientists, it’s the starting point for designing the perfect chemical make-up of tomorrow’s jet engines...

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Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may take smartphone security to new level

June 29, 2015 11:26 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of the fingerprint...

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Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars

June 29, 2015 11:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales...

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Rocket failure big setback to SpaceX’s military ambitions

June 29, 2015 11:14 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The failure of a SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station will have serious implications not only for the company’s civilian and commercial business, but also its ambitions to crack into the military market...

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Pentagon will need Russian rocket engines for years, officials say

June 29, 2015 11:08 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Any Uncle Sam replacement to the cheap yet powerful Russian rocket engine used to launch U.S. military satellites is still years away, officials acknowledged...

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ESD protection diodes designed for automotive use

June 29, 2015 10:52 am | by ProTek Devices | ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices announced three of its electrostatic discharge protection diodes (ESD protection diodes) are now AEC-Q101 qualified, making the components ideal for circuit protection in tough automotive environments. The now qualified components are the PAM1CAN, PAM2CA...

Tact switch offers 500,000 cycle life expectancy

June 29, 2015 10:35 am | by E-Switch | E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, MN --- E-Switch announces the TL6215 series tact switch. This switch offers a 500,000 cycle life expectancy, right angle or vertical termination, multiple cap and illumination options, and IP67 ratings. The applications and markets for the switch include medical equipment, audio/visual, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, telecommunications, instrumentation and more. ...

AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitorsare designed to save space

June 29, 2015 10:14 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.  announced that it has extended its popular VY1 series of AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors with new devices offering reduced sizes and higher pulse strength up to 10 k...

STEM high school will admit students directly to Purdue Unviersity

June 29, 2015 10:09 am | by Purdue | News | Comments

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, an educational experience designed to provide a bridge for inner-city students and others to succeed in high school and to be admitted directly to Purdue University, will open in August 2017.

Why June 30 will get an extra second

June 29, 2015 9:51 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added.

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Unexpectedly little black-hole monsters rapidly suck up surrounding matter

June 29, 2015 9:50 am | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | News | Comments

Using the Subaru Telescope, researchers at the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Russia and Kyoto University in Japan have found evidence that enigmatic objects in nearby galaxies - called ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) - exhibit strong ...

X-rays and electrons join forces to map catalytic reactions in real-time

June 29, 2015 9:46 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.

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