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Companies are harvesting your "voiceprint"

October 13, 2014 4:30 am | by Raphael Satter - Associated Press | Comments

Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice. Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals ...

Automated imaging system will aid world hunger

October 12, 2014 5:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Penn State University have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants. The technique, believed to be the first of its kind ...

Observing the quantum behavior of light

October 10, 2014 2:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

This is a big part of Alan Migdall's research at the Joint Quantum Institute. Many of his experiments depend on observing light in the form of photons — the particle complement of light waves — and sometimes only one photon at a time....

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Big data could accelerate the pace of new medical discoveries

October 10, 2014 2:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets. The 3-year project, a collaboration with ...

Circuits that melt away when you're done

October 10, 2014 12:18 pm | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | Comments

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early results demonstrate ...

Decay rates of radioactive substances are constant

October 10, 2014 11:47 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The distance between the Earth and the Sun has no influence on the decay rate of radioactive chlorine. You could ask: "And why should it anyway?", because it is well known that the decay of radionuclides is as reliable as a Swiss clock. Recently, US-American scientists ...

Leaky galaxies lead researchers to better understand the universe

October 10, 2014 11:06 am | by Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation | Comments

Focusing on large, star-forming galaxies, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University were able to measure radiation leaks in an effort to better understand how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed. Sanchayeeta Borthakur, an assistant research scientist ...

Sensor uses radio waves to detect subtle changes in pressure

October 10, 2014 11:02 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries. The underlying technology has such broad potential that it could one day be used to create....

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Tesla's 'D' adds all-wheel drive, safety features

October 10, 2014 10:30 am | by Justin Pritchard - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features. The open-to-the-public event Thursday night included free alcohol and test rides....

Dead star shines on

October 10, 2014 9:16 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A supernova is the cataclysmic death of a star, but it seems its remnants shine on. Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar -- a dense stellar remnant....

Hubble reveals most detailed exoplanet weather map ever

October 10, 2014 9:13 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made the most detailed map ever of the temperature of an exoplanet's atmosphere, and traced the amount of water it contains. The planet targeted for both of the investigations ...

'Plasmonic paper' detects chemical warfare agents

October 10, 2014 9:12 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | Comments

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of chemicals....

DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles

October 10, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature's building block, as a construction mold....

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Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

October 10, 2014 9:02 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers" may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft. Researchers have established....

Virtual worlds to be used to trial potential new water systems

October 10, 2014 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Virtual worlds similar to those experienced by game-players of the global phenomena Minecraft and SimCity could be used to help test potential new water infrastructure development in the UK. Experts from the University of Exeter are pioneering....

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