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Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

September 29, 2014 | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts....

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Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath

October 20, 2014 8:45 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell University astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred that this small moon's icy surface cloaks either ...

Cosmic jets of young stars formed by magnetic fields

October 20, 2014 8:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Astrophysical jets are counted among our Universe's most spectacular phenomena: From the centers of black holes, quasars, or protostars, these rays of matter sometimes protrude several light years into space. Now, for the first time ever, an international team ...

Electricity access marginally related to climate change

October 20, 2014 8:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. "Energy access is fundamental....

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Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream

October 20, 2014 8:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices in computer science, microscopy, biology, and more. Researchers have been working to master the ability....

Geobacter produces microbial nanowires

October 20, 2014 8:32 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say ...

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

October 20, 2014 8:26 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer....

Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

October 20, 2014 8:25 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

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

NASA partners with innovators to enable future exploration

October 20, 2014 8:21 am | by NASA | Comments

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists....

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Check here for safety: Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool

October 17, 2014 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries.

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The simplification of superconducting circuits

October 17, 2014 2:29 pm | by MIT | Comments

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet's most popular sites.

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How offshore wind power is affecting marine life

October 17, 2014 12:32 pm | by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | Comments

Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment. In a recent paper, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researcher...

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Photos of the Day: Growing plants in space

October 17, 2014 12:12 pm | by NASA | Comments

 The Seedling Growth-2 mission is the second in a series of NASA-ESA collaborative plant biology experiments using the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) facility aboard the space station.  The investigation launched to the station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 21, 2014. Station crew will start the first experimental run of the study on October 17.

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UConn Student Team Wins Grant for Environmental Project

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | Comments

BOSTON – A student team from Connecticut is among five teams in New England chosen by the US Environmental Protection Agency to receive up to $15,000 to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods of addressing environmental challenges. The University of Connecticut in Storrs,...

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Personalized vaccines for ovarian cancer

October 17, 2014 10:09 am | by University of Connecticut | Comments

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found a new way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The novel method is being used to develop personalized vaccines to treat patients with ovarian cancer. UConn bioinformatics engineer Ion Mandoiu, associate professor of computer science and engineering, collaborated..

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Designing the antibiotics of the future

October 17, 2014 10:06 am | by The University of Bristol | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future. Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria, which split the structure of the antibiotic and stop it working, making the bacteria resistant.

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