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Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

April 17, 2015 1:51 pm | by Kansas State University | Comments

The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering ...

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Disney researchers use passive UHF RFID tags to detect how people interact with objects

April 17, 2015 1:39 pm | by Disney Research | Comments

Disney Research has demonstrated that battery-free, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be used to cheaply and unobtrusively determine how people use and interact with daily objects, enabling new types of interactive play, smart homes and work environments ...

Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications

April 17, 2015 1:04 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his Ph.D. thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of celiac disease. Besides achieving greater resolution ...

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A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris

April 17, 2015 12:58 pm | by RIKEN | Comments

An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in Acta Astronautica, combines a super-wide field-of-view telescope, developed by RIKEN's EUSO team ...

Lab technique simultaneously reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair

April 17, 2015 12:02 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive ...

Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but casual users won't need

April 17, 2015 10:56 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax forms. Creating your own PDF document is easy, with features built into ...

Nokia aims to become networks giant with Alcatel-Lucent deal

April 17, 2015 10:54 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia will buy ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent for around 15.6 billion euros ($16.5 billion) through a public exchange of shares in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator. Though Alcatel-Lucent has been racking up billions of euros of losses since ...

F-35 program 'on right track'

April 17, 2015 9:55 am | by Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Comments

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14....

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Netflix enthralls viewers in 1Q with original programming

April 17, 2015 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as "House of Cards" lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Netflix said Wednesday that it gained 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year, more than any other quarter ...

Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

April 17, 2015 9:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. forged in 2009 while they were being ...

Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation

April 17, 2015 9:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations ...

Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut

April 17, 2015 9:16 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock. Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that level....

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites

April 17, 2015 9:10 am | by University of Arizona | Comments

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal Science. The work was done ...

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Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field

April 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science....

ORNL researchers contribute to major UN bioenergy and sustainability report

April 17, 2015 9:03 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

A major United Nations report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed ...

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