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Light pollution shown to affect plant growth and food webs

March 16, 2015 8:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food, a study published today confirms.

Survey: Young adults do consume news -- in their own way

March 16, 2015 8:37 am | by MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer | Comments

Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world ...

Photos of the Day: Italy's first-built F-35A unveiled

March 13, 2015 2:14 pm | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment....

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New UI for K-Glass 2 works with eye blinking

March 13, 2015 10:30 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Smart glasses are wearable computers that will likely lead to the growth of the Internet of Things. Currently available smart glasses, however, reveal a set of problems for commercialization, such as short battery life and low energy efficiency....

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Large gains with new chip design for medical devices

March 13, 2015 10:26 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would drastically ...

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Research at NASA to explore space safety

March 13, 2015 10:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) has signed a five-year, $5 million contract with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) contractor Jacobs Technology. The new partnership establishes collaborative opportunities for University faculty and students ...

Mind reading: Spatial patterns of brain activity decode what people taste

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam and the Charité University Hospital in Berlin have revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain. Kathrin Ohla, the lead researcher on the team, said ...

Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate - both sending messages and receiving feedback - with clients and with the general public. Hospitals and other health care organizations use social media for a variety of purposes, but there has been ...

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Frozen highly charged ions for highest precision spectroscopy

March 13, 2015 10:12 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig and the University of Aarhus in Denmark demonstrated for the first time Coulomb crystallization ...

Magnetic brain stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles -- a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety ...

Lawrence Livermore deploys world's highest peak-power laser diode arrays

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the world, representing total peak power of 3.2 megawatts (MW). The diode arrays are a key component ...

Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. This new material-of-many-colors offers intriguing possibilities....

3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology....

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Army Vice Chief of Staff encourages network modernization during visit

March 13, 2015 10:02 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said....

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NASA's Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface....

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