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Cameras for routine and brightfield imaging applications

July 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by Leica Microsystems | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems offers cameras that are designed for routine brightfield or fluorescence applications. The cameras are equipped with sensors dedicated to the respective applications that allow live images of up to 30 frames per second and a USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer...

Detection sensors can help railways cope with EM attacks

July 22, 2015 11:52 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Eleven years ago the Madrid train bombings proved how much European railway security still needed to be improved...


New battery technologies take on lithium-ion

July 22, 2015 11:46 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries remain the technology-of-choice for today's crop of electric cars, but challengers are revving up to try to upset the current order. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at two of the top contenders vying to erode lithium-ion's dominance...


Portable 'paper machine' can diagnose disease for less than $2

July 22, 2015 11:35 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the U.S. and other industrialized nations, testing for infectious diseases and cancer often requires expensive equipment and highly trained specialists. In countries where resources are limited, performing the same diagnostics is far more challenging...


2Mbit EEPROM helps make cars greener and safer

July 22, 2015 10:20 am | by STMicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced the industry’s first AEC-Q100-qualified 2Mbit EEPROM device extending the possibilities for parameter storage and management in complex automotive modules...

Electric propulsion paired with digital control may usher in new era of flight

July 22, 2015 10:11 am | by Sam McDonald, NASA Langley Research Center | News | Comments

Mark Moore imagines a world where clean, agile airplanes conquer highway gridlock, where soul-sapping, two-hour commutes are replaced with a quick leap through the sky...


US Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

July 22, 2015 10:04 am | by US Army | News | Comments

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with laser technology...


New theory says dark matter acts like well-known particle

July 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe | News | Comments

A new theory says dark matter acts remarkably similar to subatomic particles known to science since the 1930s...


New Horizons captures two of Pluto's smaller moons

July 22, 2015 9:56 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Pluto’s moon Nix (left), shown here in enhanced color as imaged by the New Horizons Ralph instrument, has a reddish spot that has attracted the interest of mission scientists...


Torque sensor with two-digit microsecond response time

July 22, 2015 9:41 am | by KONUX | Product Releases | Comments

KONUX developed a new optoelectronic measuring principle for use in state-of-the-art applications such as collaborative robots. KONUX is currently releasing torque sensors that have less than 1 microvolt of noise even in the low torque range. They are suitable for use in realtime class 3 control processes due to their two-digit microsecond response time. Additionally, KONUX sensors are able to...

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

July 22, 2015 9:17 am | by Jonathan Fahey & Scott Mayerowitz, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel...


US Navy trials undersea drone in Mediterranean Sea

July 22, 2015 9:13 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy has reportedly launched and recovered an underwater drone from its USS North Dakota submarine, which is said to be its first such mission...

SpaceX to scrutinize supply chain after rocket failure

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. blamed the recent failure of an unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station on a faulty strut and pledged to better scrutinize its supply chain...


Researchers make scalable arrays of 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics

July 22, 2015 9:07 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices. Today's transistors are miniscule--a mere 10 nanometers wide--and formed from three-dimensional (3D) crystals...


Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

July 22, 2015 9:01 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time...



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