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Lopsided star explosion holds the key to other supernova mysteries

May 8, 2015 | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' cores hurtle off in opposite directions.

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Marketing: Sometimes it actually is rocket science

May 29, 2015 3:13 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Behind many of these advertisements lies an exact science — based on rocket science, in fact — powered by MIT “programmatic marketing” startup DataXu...


Researchers explore ways to develop prosthetic hands capable of providing sensory feedback

May 29, 2015 2:19 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing sensory feedback...


Coating on condensers could make power plants more efficient

May 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants — whether powered by coal, natural gas, or nuclear fission — make electricity by generating steam that turns a turbine...


EPA proposes increases in renewable fuel levels

May 29, 2015 12:01 pm | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | Comments

Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for...

Apple buys maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

May 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera...


US Dept. of Defense builds a better LIDAR

May 29, 2015 11:53 am | by DARPA | Comments

Many essential military capabilities — including autonomous navigation, chemical-biological sensing, precision targeting and communications — increasingly rely upon laser-scanning technologies such as LIDAR...


New digital TV standard in the US improves radioelectric spectrum

May 29, 2015 10:07 am | by University of the Basque Country | Comments

The Signal Processing and Radiocommunications group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed, in collaboration with other groups, a new technique for using TV channels on the UHF band, which significantly improves the use of the radioelectric spectrum. This system has been chosen as the technology for the new digital standard in North America...


Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

May 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable...


Electrical engineer's research pushing batteries to their limits

May 29, 2015 9:32 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington engineering researcher is working to determine how oversized a battery has to be while operating safely and efficiently during its lifetime of use by the U.S. Navy...


Defense firms conduct casualty evacuations using unmanned aircraft

May 29, 2015 9:26 am | by Matt Cox, Defense Talk | Comments

One day soon, combat units may evacuate their wounded from the battlefield with the help of unmanned aircraft...


OSU researchers prove magnetism can control heat and sound

May 29, 2015 9:19 am | by Ohio Supercomputer Center | Comments

Phonons--the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound--have magnetic properties, according to a landmark study supported by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) services and recently published by a researcher group from The Ohio State University...


$5 million NASA grant will help develop next generation rocket engines using liquid methane

May 29, 2015 9:10 am | by The University of Texas at El Paso | Comments

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been awarded a $5 million grant from NASA to develop the next generation of rocket engines using liquid methane...


New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

May 29, 2015 8:58 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch...


Airbus develops new multirole jammer for military platforms

May 28, 2015 2:30 pm | by Airbus Defence and Space | Comments

Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new system that can protect military vehicles against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices...


Air Force developing swarms of mini-drones

May 28, 2015 10:15 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | Comments

The Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time...



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