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Up to 30% of British voters potentially receptive to UKIP

March 10, 2014 5:11 am | by The University of Manchester | News | Comments

Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, by Dr Robert Ford, from The University of Manchester, and Dr Matthew Goodwin Associate Fellow, Chatham House, is based on analysis of over 100,000 voters and almost 6,000 UKIP supporters.

Driving down fuel usage

March 10, 2014 12:14 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid cars and trucks struggled for years to find a solid customer base. Much of the reason came down to cost and convenience: Electric car batteries are expensive, and charging them requires...

"Invisible bar codes": The next generation of product identification?

March 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by Kent Mansfield, TruTag Technologies, Inc., www.trutags.com | Articles | Comments

Electronic manufacturers have long battled counterfeit goods where billions of dollars are lost each year to fake and substandard products. One solution on the horizon to help manufacturers combat this growing problem — whether in the supply chain or during the products’ natural lifetime....

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New tracking system measures distribution hazards on products and packages

March 7, 2014 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Packaging and distribution of goods is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet damage to goods while in transit has a financial impact on companies and consumers, also in the millions of dollars, according to national industry advisory organization Health Care Packaging.

A moving lab for atmospheric research was set up at Hyytiälä, Finland

March 7, 2014 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A moving laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for atmospheric research has been sent to Hyytiälä by the U.S. Department of Energy. An equivalent system has simultaneously been implemented in the Amazonian rain forests, for collecting comparison data. The scientific goal of the research is to unravel the effect of biogenic aerosols on the formation process of clouds and climate, and finally on climate change.

Kepler Team Marks Five Years in Space

March 7, 2014 2:10 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Exactly five years ago, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.

Galactic gas stations could fuel future missions to the moon

March 7, 2014 1:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to MIT engineers: A spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra rocket fuel before making its way to the lunar surface.

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Promising news for solar fuels from Berkely lab researchers at JCAP

March 7, 2014 1:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There’s promising news from the front on efforts to produce  fuels through artificial photosynthesis. A new study by Berkeley Lab researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) shows that nearly 90-percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid material designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in the target hydrogen molecules.

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University of Nevada, Reno joins with NevadaNano for flying sensor project

March 7, 2014 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With a new contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Nevada, Reno is partnering with NevadaNano to develop a robotic flying vehicle that can be used for environmental health and safety monitoring of large areas. The project combines the autonomous systems expertise of the University with the unique sensor technology NevadaNano has developed for chemical sensing.

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Volume of notifiable disease reporting may double with required electronic lab reporting

March 7, 2014 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Public health departments nationwide are already feeling the strain from budget cuts. But their case report volumes are forecasted to double when federal requirements for automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable diseases go into effect next year, according to a new study.

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Software analyzes apps for malicious behavior

March 7, 2014 1:19 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Computer scientists from the German Saarland University have now developed software which can discover such malicious apps already in the app store. The software detects pieces of code where the app accesses sensitive data and where data is sent from the mobile device. If the software detects a connection between such a "source" and such a "sink", it reports that as suspect behavior.

NASA's THEMIS discovers new process that protects Earth from space weather

March 7, 2014 1:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the system that connects Earth to the sun one event happens over and over: solar material streams toward Earth and the magnetic bubble around Earth, the magnetosphere keeps it at bay. Sometimes the magnetosphere blocks almost all the material, other times the connection allows much material in.

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Computer science students help singers to learn their vowels

March 7, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Voice students who want to perfect how they sing their vowels could get help from a new simple, free application developed by a group of University of Rochester students who developed it as part of their Human-Computer Interaction computer science class.

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16-foot telescoping light mast includes 360° rotating capabilities

March 7, 2014 12:19 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) have announced the release of a 16-foot telescoping light mast with 360° rotating capabilities that is equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 150 watt LED light fixtures. The LM-16-EPL-2X150RT is a fold-over light mast....

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Space Station working to solve the puzzle of orbiting satellite repair

March 7, 2014 11:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Piece by piece, NASA is building new technologies to refuel and repair existent satellites in orbit and they're using the International Space Station to test them. After concluding a successful ground-based test of robotic satellite refueling technology, NASA is preparing for a new round of related demonstrations on the space station.

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