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Harvard's president speaks in China about climate change

March 17, 2015 10:09 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | Comments

The Harvard president told students at one of China's most prestigious universities Tuesday that academic institutions must be unfettered places where every topic can be raised and every question asked to help tackle challenges such as climate change.

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Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

March 17, 2015 10:07 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

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Recycling aircraft more efficiently

March 16, 2015 2:49 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

The aviation industry is constantly evolving so that it can design lighter aircraft, reduce consumption and emissions and put in place more efficient recycling systems that allow the valuable materials used to build aircraft to be reused.

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A new method for making perovskite solar cells

March 16, 2015 1:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath to create perovskite crystals....

Researchers increase energy density of lithium storage materials

March 16, 2015 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The lithium ion battery currently is the most widespread battery technology. It is indispensable for devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or cameras. Current research activities are aimed at reaching higher lithium storage densities....

Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

March 16, 2015 1:26 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.

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Trending at SXSW: Mind cloning, off-the-grid messaging

March 16, 2015 1:23 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

As a plane with a Grumpy Cat flag flew overhead, courtesy of Friskies, the Technorati flooded into panel discussions and happy hour spots at the annual tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

March 16, 2015 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge.

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Molecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistry

March 16, 2015 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new molecule-making machine could do for chemistry what 3-D printing did for engineering: Make it fast, flexible and accessible to anyone. Chemists at the University of Illinois, led by chemistry professor ...

Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

March 16, 2015 10:02 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a nonmagnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the door to multiple uses in informational processing and archival storage.

Supersonic car gets armor plating

March 16, 2015 9:56 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

When a car is traveling at 1,000 miles per hour, sometimes things get weird. One of several design challenges faced by the Bloodhound Supersonic car, built in the UK both as an educational tool and to break the land speed record....

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Clemson to host leaders in computing infrastructure for campus research

March 16, 2015 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Leaders involved in operating and supporting campus-shared research computing infrastructure will participate in a best practices workshop on Advancing Research Computing on Campuses March 17-19 at Clemson University.

Fusion researchers make breakthrough on ELMs mitigation

March 16, 2015 8:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from General Atomics and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have made a major breakthrough in understanding how potentially damaging heat bursts inside a fusion reactor can be controlled.

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New technology may double radio frequency data capacity

March 16, 2015 8:45 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency ...

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Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs

March 16, 2015 8:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.

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