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Hubble finds 3 surprisingly dry exoplanets

July 25, 2014 9:02 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry. The three planets, known as HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b, are between 60 and 900 light-years away from Earth....

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University of Delaware researcher describes new approach for creating organic zeolites

July 25, 2014 8:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics. His early academic work focused on zeolites....

Artificial intelligence identifies the musical progression of the Beatles

July 25, 2014 8:54 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Music fans and critics know that the music of the Beatles underwent a dramatic transformation in just a few years, but until now there hasn't been a scientific way to measure the progression. That could change now that computer scientists at Lawrence Technological University have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm....

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This Army helicopter can fit in your pocket

July 25, 2014 8:36 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

It weighs 16 g, can fly for up to 20 minutes, and fits in the palm of your hand. It’s the Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet, a mini helicopter which uses embedded cameras and a digital data link to provide real-time video for ground troops. Information is king on the battlefield....

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Thread paves the way for IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6

July 24, 2014 3:28 pm | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Google/Nest, together with Samsung, ARM, Yale Security and others, announced a new standard “Thread”. Sort of. Thread is not really a new standard, but more of an education and certification program that combines a set of existing standards into a “single” package....

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Fukushima accident underscores need for US to seek out new information about nuclear plant hazards

July 24, 2014 3:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information....

Printed Electronics USA 2014

July 24, 2014 3:02 pm | Events

This event will focus on the commercialization of the technology, covering broadly organic, inorganic, thin film and flexible nanotechnologies. To that end, we have some of the world's largest user companies presenting on their needs and experience with printed electronics....

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Wearables…Samsung zig-zags its OS choice?

July 24, 2014 1:18 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

The announcement that Samsung’s latest generation of wearables will use Android Wear raises interesting questions about its software strategy. The Gear 2 smartwatch made the switch to Tizen, which appeared to be Samsung’s strategic direction. There are several possible reasons for a return....

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Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

July 24, 2014 12:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It is seldom sufficient to read the declaration of contents if you need to know precisely what substances a product contains. In fact, to do this you need to be a highly skilled chemist or to have genuine X-ray vision so that you can look directly into the molecular structure of the various substances....

Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

July 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees (ladder fuels). These cuttings and other post-logging debris are then burned during periods of low fire danger in order to dispose of the material....

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

July 24, 2014 12:23 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Leaders at the FX network are trying something new....

Design to a standard

July 24, 2014 11:57 am | by Jonathan Seckler, PoE Subcommittee Marketing Chair, Ethernet Alliance; Product Marketing Director, Dell | Blogs | Comments

More and more often these days, developers have to design their solutions with communications in mind. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an expansion of the network concept — adding machine-to-machine communications to the network and broadening the possibilities for many consumer and enterprise applications....

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SEMI Announces New South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

July 24, 2014 11:56 am | News | Comments

SEMI announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America. The inaugural SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held November 18-20, 2014, at the Hilton Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina-based Unitec Blue and the Brazil Development Bank BNDES are supporting the event.

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Engineering Update 68: Marines begin testing robotic mule

July 24, 2014 11:00 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The United States Marines Corps recently began testing Boston Dynamics' legged squad support system (or the LS3) at the Kahuku training area in Hawaii. For those who don’t know, the LS3 is a robotic pack mule that could function autonomously and follow troops over rugged terrain, toting up to 400 pounds of equipment....

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Laser therapy on the repair of a large-gap transected sciatic nerve in a reinforced nerve conduit

July 24, 2014 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, led by Prof. Liu, Dr. Shen and Mrs. Yang have developed a biodegradable nerve conduit containing genipin-cross-linked gelatin was annexed using beta-tricalcium phosphate....

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