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On the crest of wave energy

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Science Foundation) The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency and the need to be tethered to the seafloor.

NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that...

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A mobile phone or an MP3 player tells if you're sleeping soundly

November 19, 2009 11:57 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Tampere University of Technology) Researchers from Tampere University of Technology and the University of Helsinki have created a service that enables at-home screening of sleep disorders. Compared to the existing methods the new method is both affordable and easy to use. The service was...

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Web-to-TV Video Streaming Services Will Drive Nearly $3 Billion in Revenue by 2013

November 19, 2009 11:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

The under-35 adult population in the US has already adopted Web-to-TV video capability

Over-the-Top Video and Content Delivery Networks Will Transform Video-On-Demand Provisioning

November 19, 2009 11:56 am | by In-Stat | Comments

Next generation video-on-demand technology—known as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Data Centers—will dramatically change the business model.

Noise pollution in the Mediterranean

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | Comments

While living in the sea for millions of years, whales and dolphins have evolved to use underwater sound waves for important tasks like communication and finding prey. But with the constant rise of human activity in the sea and the consequential noise pollution, the survival of these sea...

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Exploring cold water corals

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | Comments

The deep sea is one of the last remaining frontiers in human exploration. Hidden within the darkness are reefs known as cold water corals, home to crustaceans, molluscs, other invertebrates and fish that form the base of a food chain. As part of a European-funded research programme,...

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Where the virtual world and reality meet

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | Comments

The experience induction machine is a room at the pinnacle of virtual reality research. Its touch-sensitive tiles and captivating animations help to form a credible virtual experience. The construction of this machine is part of the PRESENCCIA project and should help researchers to study...

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Nanotube Defects Equal Better Energy and Storage Systems

November 19, 2009 11:54 am | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | Comments

Most people would like to be able to charge their cell phones and other personal electronics quickly and not too often. A recent discovery made by UC San Diego engineers could lead to carbon nanotube-based supercapacitors that could do just this.

Web Gadget to View Cell Sizes to Scale

November 19, 2009 11:54 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Image of cell size gadget from University of Utah The Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah has a nice web gadget that lets you zoom in on various cells to see how large they are compared to each other. Above see a red blood cell, x chromosome, baker’s yeast and...

Stanislaus S. Wong Receives Buck-Whitney Award from the American Chemical Society Eastern New York Section

November 19, 2009 11:54 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Stanislaus S. Wong, a scientist with a joint appointment at Brookhaven Lab and Stony Brook University, has won the Buck-Whitney Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Eastern New York Section.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Work of Yale Scientists Shows Vitality of Darwin’s Origin of Species

November 19, 2009 11:53 am | by Yale University | Comments

November 24 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. The seminal work continues to change how we look at the world, with scientists daily uncovering new examples of how natural selection shapes life. Many of those insights are coming...

Pin BGA Interconnects

November 19, 2009 11:53 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

My post "Speaking of Art in the Process" used a photo of a point of load power module as an example. The specifics aren't really relevant to this pos

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China wants content, values censored in online games

November 19, 2009 11:39 am | Comments

(Reuters) - China said it will tighten regulations in its rapidly growing online games sector, requiring game operators to enhance socialist values in their games and hire specialized staff to monitor content. China's Ministry of Culture said in a circular that game operators must re-examine their game offerings for obscene and violent content and limit the number of virtual marriages and player-versus-player combat.

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California Targets TVs to Lower Electricity Demand

November 18, 2009 9:54 am | Comments

The most power-hungry television sets could soon be banned from store shelves in California as state energy regulators on Wednesday consider a first-in-the nation mandate intended to lower electricity demand.

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