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University of Delaware researcher describes new approach for creating organic zeolites

July 25, 2014 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics. His early academic work focused on zeolites....

Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles

July 25, 2014 8:54 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn't been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer scientists at Lawrence Technological University have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm....

Fukushima accident underscores need for US to seek out new information about nuclear plant hazards

July 24, 2014 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information....

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Wearables…Samsung zig-zags its OS choice?

July 24, 2014 1:18 pm | by DisplaySearch | Comments

The announcement that Samsung’s latest generation of wearables will use Android Wear raises interesting questions about its software strategy. The Gear 2 smartwatch made the switch to Tizen, which appeared to be Samsung’s strategic direction. There are several possible reasons for a return....

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

July 24, 2014 12:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

It is seldom sufficient to read the declaration of contents if you need to know precisely what substances a product contains. In fact, to do this you need to be a highly skilled chemist or to have genuine X-ray vision so that you can look directly into the molecular structure of the various substances....

Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

July 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees (ladder fuels). These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of the material....

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

July 24, 2014 12:23 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Leaders at the FX network are trying something new....

SEMI Announces New South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

July 24, 2014 11:56 am | Comments

SEMI announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America. The inaugural SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held November 18-20, 2014, at the Hilton Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina-based Unitec Blue and the Brazil Development Bank BNDES are supporting the event.

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Laser therapy on the repair of a large-gap transected sciatic nerve in a reinforced nerve conduit

July 24, 2014 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, led by Prof. Liu, Dr. Shen and Mrs. Yang have developed a biodegradable nerve conduit containing genipin-cross-linked gelatin was annexed using beta-tricalcium phosphate....

Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

July 24, 2014 10:44 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Quantum computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, easily controlled by applying an electric field....

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Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

July 24, 2014 10:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Electric cars are very much welcomed in Norway and they are a common sight on the roads of the Scandinavian country – so much so that electric cars topped the list of new vehicle registrations for the second time. This poses a stark contrast to the situation in Germany, where electric vehicles claim only a small portion of the market....

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Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

July 24, 2014 10:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Earthquakes and explosions produce tremendous forces. Pressures in the immediate vicinity of a car bomb are in the range of several thousand megapascals, and even further away from the detonation itself, pressures are still in the order of several hundred kilopascals....

Custom print service offers one-stop shopping experience

July 24, 2014 10:19 am | Comments

Customers can now get industrial enclosures with custom printing from Altech Corp., at very competitive prices. In response to growing demand, Altech offers its industrial enclosure customers with a one-stop shopping experience to purchase customized enclosures....

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EMerge Alliance expands DC power initiative to South Asia

July 24, 2014 9:57 am | Comments

The EMerge Alliance announced it will start teaming with local organizations and launched a new Industrializing membership category to bring the benefits of DC microgrids to industrializing countries in South Asia. A DC microgrid is a system of local power generation and distribution that can...

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The electric slide dance of DNA knots

July 24, 2014 9:02 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots. Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them (e.g. useful for gene sequencing techniques). Cristian Micheletti, professor at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and his team have been carrying out research....

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