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Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules

October 24, 2014 3:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Innsbruck has developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas of chemical research. Professor Andrew Ellis from ...

Environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic li-ion batteries

October 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries — commonly found in consumer electronic devices — are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes ...

Simulation software designed for engineering, manufacturing applications

October 24, 2014 2:08 pm | Comsol Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

COMSOL, Inc (Burlington, MA) announced the pre-release of COMSOL Multiphysics® software version 5.0. Version 5.0 features extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the Application Builder. With the Application Builder, the power of COMSOL Multiphysics is now accessible to everyone through the use of applications.

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Linear position sensors ideal for industrial testing laboratories

October 24, 2014 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LR-19 series inductive linear position sensors by Alliance Sensors Group are contactless devices and designed for factory automation, motor sport vehicles, automotive testing, solar cell positioners, and packaging equipment. With their superior performance ...

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LED flashlight offers four programmable lighting modes

October 24, 2014 12:06 pm | Pelican Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pelican Products Inc. (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Pelican 7000 LED flashlight as a compact, yet powerful tactical lighting tool. The lightweight Pelican 7000 LED weighs in at a mere 5.6 ounces with batteries and provides four lighting modes....

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Experiment tests the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale

October 24, 2014 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Southampton scientists have designed a new experiment to test the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale. Standard quantum theory places no limit on particle size and current experiments use larger and larger particles....

Technology provides higher education with a bright future

October 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

National event organized by Georgia Tech examined what’s next for online learning October 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA The Georgia Institute of Technology organized a national media roundtable Thursday to discuss the current state of online learning in higher education....

Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

October 24, 2014 10:37 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners....

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Photos of the Day: NASA’s unmanned research aircraft takes flight

October 24, 2014 10:36 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and fiber optic sensors....

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Breaking the nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

October 24, 2014 10:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins....

Study: Some online shoppers pay more than others

October 24, 2014 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Internet users regularly receive all kinds of personalized content, from Google search results to product recommendations on Amazon. This is thanks to the complex algorithms that produce results based on users' profiles and past activity....

Microscope collects dynamic images of the molecules that animate life

October 24, 2014 9:57 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's ...

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

October 24, 2014 9:50 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective ...

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Three-dimensional metamaterials are essentially isotropic

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials in a specific way, scientists can build materials with a negative refractivity....

Engineering Newswire: A hybrid flying yacht

October 24, 2014 9:33 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Swiss company Hydros SA is on a mission: to create the Hybrid 'Fly & Float' hydrofoil motorboat. The HY-X the prototype uses a retractable hydrofoil system developed in cooperation with French firm JMKoncept. With a simple push of a button, two side foils ...

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