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Important advances in the development of next-gen lighting technologies

March 9, 2015 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Valencia have reported important advances in the development of next generation lighting technologies in the journal "Chemical Science". Lighting technology is in a state of change....

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Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices

March 9, 2015 3:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Through a surprise research discovery, a Kansas State University chemical engineer has found the icing on the cake for electronic devices. Jim Edgar, university distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has received ...

New technique expands possibilities for molecular designers

March 9, 2015 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a broadly useful technique for building new drug molecules and other chemical products. The technique, reported March 9, 2015 as an Advance Online paper ...

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Electrons in slow motion

March 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A process that is too fast to be measured and analysed. Yet a group of international scientists did not lose heart and conceived a sort of highly sophisticated moviola film-editing system, which allowed them to observe ...

Quantum sensor's advantages survive entanglement breakdown

March 9, 2015 1:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing -- solving problems that classical computers can't, perfectly secure communication -- depends on a phenomenon called "entanglement," in which ...

The climate is starting to change faster

March 9, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

An analysis of changes to the climate that occur over several decades suggests that these changes are happening faster than historical levels and are starting to speed up. The Earth is now entering a period of changing climate ...

Franklin Institute adds to its STEM 150

March 9, 2015 11:03 am | by Southco, Inc. | Comments

Southco, Inc. has recently been recognized by The Franklin Institute as a member of the STEM 150 for their continued support of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education initiative.

World's most valuable brain research prize goes to inventors of revolutionary microscope

March 9, 2015 9:35 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The world's most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four scientists, Winfried Denk and Arthur Konnerth (Germany), and Karel Svoboda and David Tank (USA), for the invention ...

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3 reasons Apple's watch will -- or won't -- change the game

March 9, 2015 9:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide....

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Obama to announce effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

March 9, 2015 9:29 am | by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama is focusing on high-tech jobs in his bid to make progress on stagnant wages in this country. Obama has obtained commitments from more than 300 employers as well as local governments ...

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Micromem demonstrates UAV installation of power line monitoring mounting system

March 6, 2015 2:22 pm | Comments

Micromem Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated the installation of the mounting system that will be used to house its patent pending Power Line Condition Monitoring sensor suite using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)....

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Apple supplier to open $1.4 billion factory

March 6, 2015 1:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Japan Display, the company allegedly tapped to supply smartphone screens for upcoming Apple products, will be opening a $1.4 billion factory, according to Reuters sources. The factory in Ishikawa, Japan is expected to start working in 2016....

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Squeezing out new science from material interfaces

March 6, 2015 11:03 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

<p> With more than five times the thermal conductivity of copper, diamond is the ultimate heat spreader. But the slow rate of heat flow into diamond from other materials limits its use in practice. In particular, the physical process controlling heat flow between metals and diamond has...

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3-D imaging reveals hidden forces behind clogs, jams, avalanches, earthquakes

March 6, 2015 10:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Pick up a handful of sand, and it flows through your fingers like a liquid. But when you walk on the beach, the sand supports your weight like a solid. What happens to the forces between the jumbled sand grains when you step on them to keep you from sinking?

Photos of the Day: The F-35's helmet-mounted display system

March 6, 2015 10:15 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

The F-35's helmet-mounted display system (HMDS), from Rockwell Collins, offers a 360-degree view that allows for unparalleled situational awareness. The 2.25kg carbon fibre-shelled helmet uses a form of x-ray technology to render the floor of the cockpit transparent....

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