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

January 15, 2015 8:36 am | by WDD Staff | News | 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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My new New Year’s resolutions (sort of)

January 15, 2015 8:28 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Articles | Comments

Happy New Year, engineers! January is usually a time of year where I reflect on the past and think about things that I should be doing in 2015. I say should mostly because I’ve never really used that gym membership (but I do come up with increasingly creative excuses) ...

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Decoding the gravitational evolution of dark matter halos

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

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A new step towards using graphene in electronic applications

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

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

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

Researchers test flexible, three-dimensional supercapacitors

January 14, 2015 2:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible electronics....

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Experts explore the medical safety needs of civilian space travel

January 14, 2015 2:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The commercial aviation industry has medical care standards, as does NASA for traditional space missions, and the emerging commercial space transportation industry will need to define medical care practices as well. The unique risks posed by commercial spaceflight ...

31st Annual Symposium on Thermal Measurement, Modeling, and Management

January 14, 2015 2:29 pm | Events

SEMI-THERM ​is ​the ​premier ​conference ​on ​thermal ​design,​ management ​and ​characterization ​of ​electronics ​components ​and​ systems. Thermal ​management ​is ​a ​critical ​consideration ​in ​the ​ design ​and ​manufacture ​of ​consumer ​products, ​lighting,​ computers ...

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CES Asia: Registration is now open

January 14, 2015 2:06 pm | Events

CES Asia will provide you exclusive access to cutting-edge innovations from the largest brands in the world. It will showcase the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the technology marketplace. Expect to see innovation across disruptive ...

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People conform to the norm -- even if the norm is a computer

January 14, 2015 1:09 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Often enough it is human nature to conform. This tendency makes us follow the lead of computers, even if the machines give us the wrong advice. This is the finding of a study in Springer's journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review that investigates how ...

3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

January 14, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms, including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially. Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be ...

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DDR4 sockets feature a highly reliable contact structure

January 14, 2015 12:43 pm | by Fujitsu Components | Fujitsu Components America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu introduces JEDEC-compliant, DDR4 DIMM sockets with a highly reliable contact structure that improves intermatability between the DDR4 memory card and pcb socket. The FCN-07 series of card-edge memory module sockets feature a split-beam ...

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Every atom matters when building strong concrete

January 14, 2015 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University. Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Saroosh Jalilvand have published a study showing what happens at the nanoscale....

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