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US Navy awards $8 million to develop wave, tidal energy technology

October 24, 2014 3:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach that goal....

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Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules

October 24, 2014 3:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Innsbruck has developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas of chemical research. Professor Andrew Ellis from ...

Environmentally friendly alternatives to toxic li-ion batteries

October 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Physics researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries — commonly found in consumer electronic devices — are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes ...

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Experiment tests the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale

October 24, 2014 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

University of Southampton scientists have designed a new experiment to test the foundations of quantum mechanics at the large scale. Standard quantum theory places no limit on particle size and current experiments use larger and larger particles....

Technology provides higher education with a bright future

October 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

National event organized by Georgia Tech examined what’s next for online learning October 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA The Georgia Institute of Technology organized a national media roundtable Thursday to discuss the current state of online learning in higher education....

Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

October 24, 2014 10:37 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners....

Photos of the Day: NASA’s unmanned research aircraft takes flight

October 24, 2014 10:36 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and fiber optic sensors....

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Breaking the nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

October 24, 2014 10:05 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins....

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Study: Some online shoppers pay more than others

October 24, 2014 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Internet users regularly receive all kinds of personalized content, from Google search results to product recommendations on Amazon. This is thanks to the complex algorithms that produce results based on users' profiles and past activity....

Microscope collects dynamic images of the molecules that animate life

October 24, 2014 9:57 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Over the last decade, powerful new microscopes have dramatically sharpened biologists' focus on the molecules that animate and propel life. Now, a new imaging platform developed by Eric Betzig and colleagues at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's ...

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

October 24, 2014 9:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective ...

Three-dimensional metamaterials are essentially isotropic

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials in a specific way, scientists can build materials with a negative refractivity....

China launches experimental moon orbiter

October 24, 2014 8:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft ...

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California startup unveils gun technology for cops

October 24, 2014 8:49 am | by HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired....

Army develops app to determine body's water needs

October 24, 2014 8:24 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders accurately predict water needs with the goal of minimizing....

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