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Revolutionary technology to improve bedside tumor diagnosis in patients

June 1, 2015 12:03 pm | by University of Leicester | Comments

Researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham are developing a revolutionary mini gamma ray camera that will improve the diagnosis of tumours and lymph nodes from patients' bedsides...

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New sensing tech could help detect diseases, fraudulent art, chemical weapons

June 1, 2015 11:53 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society's thirst for powerful sensors is growing...

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Google’s internet drone crashes in New Mexico during test flight

June 1, 2015 11:40 am | by Aerospace Technology | Comments

A Google prototype solar-powered drone has crashed during its test flight in New Mexico...

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New tech is changing the restaurant reservations game

June 1, 2015 10:04 am | by Michele Kayal, Associated Press | Comments

At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out...

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Russian rocket failure was due to vibrations

June 1, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage...

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Astronomers make 3D movies of plasma tubes

June 1, 2015 9:43 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

By creatively using a radio telescope to see in 3D, astronomers have detected the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth...

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Novel X-ray lens sharpens view into the nano world

June 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Comments

A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world...

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Engineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating

June 1, 2015 9:08 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature--regardless of how hot or cold it actually is...

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Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones

June 1, 2015 8:56 am | by University of California - Riverside | Comments

Can understanding such insect behavior be useful for robotics research? Yes, according to two entomologists whose research using computer simulations shows that such insect behavior has implications for airborne robots (drones) that ply the sky searching for signature odors...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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