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Big Data reveals classical music creation secrets

April 30, 2015 11:03 am | by Springer | Comments

A team of scientists has shed light on the dynamics of the creation, collaboration and dissemination processes involved in classical music works and styles. Their study focuses on analysing networks of composers contemporary to CD publications, using ...

Novel superconducting undulator provides first x-ray light at ANKA

April 30, 2015 11:00 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

Synchrotron radiation facilities provide insights into the world of very small structures like microbes, viruses or nanomaterials and rely on dedicated magnet technology, which is optimized to produce highest intensity beams. The ANKA synchrotron radiation facility at KIT and ...

No Hogwarts invitation required: Invisibility cloaks move into the real-life classroom

April 30, 2015 10:57 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Who among us hasn't wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing such fantastical escapes. Real-life invisibility cloaks do exist, in a manner of speaking....

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Microsoft opens Windows 10 to Apple, Android apps

April 30, 2015 10:54 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top executive told an audience of several thousand ...

Obama pushes reading through eBook, library initiatives

April 30, 2015 10:52 am | by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | Comments

Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and is seeking commitments from local governments and schools across the country to ensure that every student has a library card.

Cellular sensing platform supports next-generation bioscience and biotech applications

April 30, 2015 10:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in the development of next-generation bioscience and biotech applications.

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Enclosures

April 29, 2015 4:59 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

This category seeks to reward the most impactful contributions in the vertical of enclosures. Examples for this category include cabinets, rack products, enclosure accessories, and various other enclosures....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Electromechanical Devices

April 29, 2015 4:54 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices are a mainstay in the industry, but innovations continue to ensure there’s no status quo. This category honors components that move or have moving parts, and example components can include ...

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The physics of heavy ion induced damage in nanotwinned metals

April 29, 2015 2:04 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

A group of researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang has investigated defect dynamics in heavy ion (Krypton) irradiated nanotwinned ...

Photos of the Day: Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car

April 29, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only water vapor....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Optoelectronics

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Digital/Logic ICs

April 29, 2015 1:34 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Whether it’s computers, consumer devices or networking, some of the most bleeding-edge electronic devices depend on how we process ones and zeros. This Award category aims to honor digital ICs – such as memory, digital switches, microprocessors ...

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Patient portals could widen health disparities

April 29, 2015 10:55 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the ...

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Improving geothermal energy

April 29, 2015 10:52 am | by University of Utah | Comments

Generating electricity from the hot rocks deep underground is clean, safe and renewable - and it's about to take a step forward in Utah. The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that a team from the University of ...

Quantum particles at play: Game theory elucidates the collective behavior of bosons

April 29, 2015 10:47 am | by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Comments

Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally. Using mathematical methods drawn from game theory, physicists of Ludwig-Maximilias-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown how bosons, which like ...

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