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Photos of the Day: Apple's CarPlay

March 10, 2014 9:09 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Back in June of last year, Apple unveiled the “iOS in the Car” — a program to interface with in-car systems — during the opening keynote of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Last week, Apple announced a name change to “CarPlay”....

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New center for space environmemt management announced in Australia

March 10, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Australia has moved to confront the threat of space debris colliding with satellites in earth orbit by establishing a Cooperative Research Centre for Space Environment Management based at Mt Stromlo in the Australian Capital Territory. The CRC, enabled by a grant from the Australian Government, creates a high-technology consortium of aerospace industry companies and includes universities and some of the world's leading space agencies.

Samuel Achilefu, WUSTL scientists develop high-tech glasses that detect cancer cells during surgery

March 10, 2014 9:01 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson led by SPIE Fellow Samuel Achilefu have created a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries, which glow blue when viewed through the glasses.

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UK and China agree £20 million low carbon innovation programm

March 10, 2014 8:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new £20 million three-year programme that will support research to develop new low carbon manufacturing processes and technologies, low carbon cities and offshore renewables in the UK and China was agreed yesterday, Wednesday 5th March 2014.

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UPDATE: National Science Foundation Presents FY 2015 Budget Request

March 10, 2014 8:12 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

National Science Foundation (NSF) Acting Director Cora Marrett presents President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request to Congress for NSF at 11:00 a.m. EST today, Monday, March 10, at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.Marrett's briefing will follow up on President Obama's...

President Obama honors exemplary math and science teachers

March 10, 2014 8:12 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Teachers know something about snow days. A snow and ice storm hit Washington, D.C., as about 100 science and mathematics teachers arrived here on March 2. The next day, they traveled by Metro and by foot through heavy snow to the White House, where they met with the President, the pinnacle of a...

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...

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"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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