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Huge 3-D displays without 3-D glasses

January 15, 2015 4:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Public screenings have become an important part of major sports events. In the future, we will be able to enjoy them in 3D, thanks to a new invention from Austrian scientists. A sophisticated laser system sends laser beams into different directions....

Astronauts close to moving into space station for solid year

January 15, 2015 4:29 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are just two months shy of launching to the International Space Station for an entire year. Already, though, scientists are clamoring for additional long-term subjects. Two people are not enough from a scientific perspective....

Vietnamese leader says banning social media sites impossible

January 15, 2015 4:25 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Vietnam's prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion. "You are all on social media, checking Facebook for information....

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Liquids and glasses relax, too. But not like you thought

January 15, 2015 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new insight into the fundamental mechanics of the movement of molecules recently published* by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers a surprising view of what happens when you pour a liquid out of a cup....

Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years

January 15, 2015 2:35 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians....

Facebook founder launches free Internet project in Colombia

January 15, 2015 2:32 pm | by JOSHUA GOODMAN and BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press | Comments

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Colombia on Wednesday to bring his global Internet-access initiative to Latin America. In an event with President Juan Manuel Santos, the billionaire explained how even low-end mobile phone users in Colombia will now ...

Amazon executive hopes for era of peace with publishers

January 15, 2015 2:12 pm | by HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer | Comments

The overseer of Amazon.com's Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace. With a monthslong standoff between Amazon and Hachette Book Group over e-book revenues settled and a multiyear agreement in place, Amazon senior vice president ...

Why a Samsung takeover of Blackberry could make sense

January 15, 2015 2:09 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting all the possibilities....

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Smartphones at CES 2015 indicate brand shift

January 15, 2015 11:32 am | by DisplaySearch | Comments

We saw practically no new innovations or product releases from top smartphone makers this year at CES. However, smaller, less-known smartphone manufacturers took full advantage of the event. In terms of number of products introduced, TCL Alcatel took ...

Photos of the Day: The 3D-printed Shelby Cobra is unveiled

January 15, 2015 8:36 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

With a 3-D printed twist on an automotive icon, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory showcased additive manufacturing research at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ORNL’s newest 3-D printed vehicle pays ...

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Decoding the gravitational evolution of dark matter halos

January 14, 2015 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at Kavli IPMU and their collaborators have revealed that considering environmental effects such as a gravitational tidal force spread over a scale much larger than a galaxy cluster is indispensable to explain the distribution and evolution of ...

A new step towards using graphene in electronic applications

January 14, 2015 3:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has. This is largely due to its superlative properties: it is the thinnest material in ...

Stargazers begin hunt for planets

January 14, 2015 2:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

University of Warwick scientists have begun searching for planets after the unveiling of twelve robotically controlled telescopes. The telescopes, which form a wide-field observing system called the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS), aim to detect ...

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How can we engage in direct modeling for computational fluid dynamics?

January 14, 2015 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Direct modeling for computational fluid dynamics provides an effective methodology to develop multi-scale numerical algorithms for flow simulation in all regimes from rarefied to continuum ones, which will help to improve the conventional CFD methods which ...

Video series explores the state and future of technological convergence

January 14, 2015 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

You may have come across the acronyms -- NBIC (nano-bio-info-cogno) or BANG (bits-atoms-neurons-genes) -- but what exactly do these grammatical mash-ups mean for our economy and society? They refer to "technological convergence," a concept where ...

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