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Air Force tests satellite network against worst-case scenario

February 18, 2015 9:04 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

The Air Force recently tested whether its high-powered communications satellites could be operated from a mobile ground unit in case of a nuclear war. In January, after about six months of testing, the exercise proved that the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) ...

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Fast-growing LED power supply market provides great opportunities

February 18, 2015 8:45 am | by IHS | Comments

The market for power supplies used for light-emitting diode (LED) lighting applications will expand to more than $9 billion by 2019, up from approximately $3 billion in 2013. Growth is being driven by the rapid transition ...

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Hackathon helps students invent musical instruments

February 17, 2015 5:24 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A distorted commotion of sounds filled the room. Electronic scratches, drum beats and eerie echoes flowed from the musical instruments. About 50 Georgia Tech students hammered, drilled and plucked strings as they raced to put the finishing touches on the devices they created....

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Poor decision-making can lead to cybersecurity breaches

February 17, 2015 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Recent high-profile security breaches, such as those at Target, Anthem Inc. and Sony Pictures, have attracted scrutiny to how the seemingly minor decisions of individuals can have major cybersecurity consequences. In a presentation at this year's ...

Some bilinguals use emoticons more when chatting in non-native language

February 17, 2015 1:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Sometimes, a smile can say everything. But has :-) -- the emoticon version of a happy grin -- crossed that line into becoming a socially acceptable way of communicating? For some bilingual speakers, it turns out emoticons often are useful ...

New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

February 17, 2015 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain) have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database. In the future this could help to find people who have gone missing after posting ...

Photos of the Day: World's 1st compact rotary 3D-printer-scanner

February 17, 2015 1:09 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | Comments

The device is the brainchild of Blacksmith Group's founders, NTU engineering graduate Dr Alex Pui Tze Sian and Mr Fang Kok Boon. Mr Fang, CEO of Blacksmith Group, said their aim is to make 3D printing easy and accessible to the average consumers....

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How carbonates behave in the Earth's interior

February 17, 2015 1:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet. But what role do they play in the Earth's interior? How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle? These are the questions being asked by a group of scientific researchers from ...

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Experimental 'short cut' reduces the measure of glass viscosity

February 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Glass is a solid material, but has such a chaotic structure that it could be considered a liquid with an extraordinarily high viscosity. It flows like a liquid, but at low temperatures molecular mobility is so low that experimental observation is impracticable....

Half spheres for molecular circuits

February 17, 2015 1:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA's collaboration, could be an important component of future "molecular circuits"....

A new spin on spintronics

February 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments. Most modern electronic circuitry relies ...

Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics | Comments

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel....

Technology changing teacher's role

February 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared ...

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Improved fire detection with new ultraviolet light sensor

February 17, 2015 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light ...

Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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