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Power plant plan further clouds coal's future

June 3, 2014 9:11 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO and ADAM BEAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won't necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired power plants will be retired.

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New Apple Mac, mobile features coming this fall

June 3, 2014 9:09 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices. Apple executive Craig Federighi said data from various fitness-related devices now live in silos, so you can't get a comprehensive picture of your health. He said that will change with HealthKit in iOS 8.

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Apple expands into health, home with new software

June 3, 2014 9:07 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives. The new tools for tracking health and controlling household appliances are part of updated operating systems that Apple unveiled Monday in San Francisco at its 25th annual conference for application developers.

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Screening has prevented half a million colorectal cancers

June 3, 2014 8:18 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale Cancer Center. Their study appears in the journal Cancer.

Sony to stop selling PlayStation Portable

June 3, 2014 4:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company has been pushing the successor machine, PlayStation Vita. Tokyo-based Sony said Tuesday that PSP shipments ended in North America in January,...

Tab Routing panelization

June 2, 2014 4:12 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

In my prior post, I covered V-sore panelization. The other very common panelization method is called tab-routing, as in routed, but with tabs. (That's "routed" like using a router, not as in Napoleon being chased out of Russia.) Following this...

Photos of the Day: ISEE-3 Reboot project breathes life into 1978 NASA mission

June 2, 2014 3:24 pm | by ECN Staff | Blogs | Comments

The ISEE-3 Reboot project has brought together a group of civilians and engineers from NASA with the joint goal of rebooting the original 1978 mission of the explorer. The spacecraft was launched on August 12, 1978 as one of three crafts designed to study Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind. It was the first craft to visit a comet, passing within 7,800 km of the nucleus of Comet Giacobini-Zinner.

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New Apple Mac, mobile features coming this fall

June 2, 2014 3:12 pm | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health. Apple executive Craig Federighi pointed out that data from various fitness-related devices now live in...

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3D-printing a better blood vessel

June 2, 2014 2:58 pm | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

Boston, MA – The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique.

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Here come the 'brobots'

June 2, 2014 2:55 pm | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields. Described in a cover article in the journal Applied Physics Letters, which is from AIP Publishing,...

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Stronger than steel: Scientists spin ultra-strong cellulose fibers

June 2, 2014 2:53 pm | by eurekalert! | News | Comments

A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibres at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process. The new method is reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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NUS scientists demonstrate rare chemical phenomenon to harvest solar energy

June 2, 2014 2:49 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

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Nano-platform ready: Scientists use DNA origami to create 2D structures

June 2, 2014 2:44 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Scientists at New York University and the University of Melbourne have developed a method using DNA origami to turn one-dimensional nano materials into two dimensions. Their breakthrough, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, offers the potential to enhance fiber optics and electronic devices by reducing their size and increasing their speed.

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Breakthrough in energy storage: Electrical cables that can store energy

June 2, 2014 2:43 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology developed at a University of Central Florida research lab.

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