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IMTS and GIE Media donated $20,000 to Chicago-area school focused on STEM education

October 3, 2014 4:21 pm | Comments

A check for $20,000 was presented to Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) by IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show and GIE Media on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students for manufacturing....

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Nano-bearings on the test bench

October 3, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

About 3500 years ago, man invented the wheel to make life easier. Then, thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci's genius, the wheel was made smaller to obtain ball bearings. And today? "Today we are trying to get even smaller: scientists are thinking....

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A continuous fabrication system for highly aligned polymer films

October 3, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three-step sol-gel extrusion, structure freezing and drying, and mechanical....

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New study shows that yoga and meditation may help train the brain

October 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation....

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Untangling how cables coil

October 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The world's fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly....

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Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for telecommunications

October 3, 2014 12:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications. For decades....

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Exoplanets, chemical elements, Stephen Hawking and other dynamos

October 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has named three journalists and one children's book author as winners of the 2014 AIP Science Communications Awards for their works on magnetic dynamos, the search for exoplanets, a fun book on chemical....

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MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them. As part of the five-year partnership, Twitter will provide full access....

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Can a football stadium be as 'smart' as a phone?

October 3, 2014 11:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings. The temptation to stay home goes beyond cost. Equipped with high-definition ...

NSRDEC, West Point collaborate to support innovative Soldier science, technology

October 3, 2014 10:33 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts, have mutual interest in identifying research opportunities from within NSRDEC for execution within ...

Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol

October 3, 2014 10:27 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With a simple mutation, yeast can grow in higher than normal temperatures. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology demonstrate this in an article to be published in the scientific journal Science. The findings may result in ethanol....

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Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle

October 3, 2014 10:19 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. Using a two-story-tall....

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Infographic: 6 engineering inventions that connect people

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology | Comments

As modern technology continues to advance, many people have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of technologies that connect them with others. Advances and inventions made possible through electrical engineering have enabled people all over the world to connect....

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A new approach to on-chip quantum computing

October 3, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs—tiny entangled particles of light. Now, an international team of researchers....

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Horizon Report urges schools to tackle 'wicked' digital skills challenge

October 3, 2014 9:01 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Low digital skills and competences among school pupils and the need to integrate effective use of information and communication technologies into teacher training are among the most pressing challenges faced by European school education....

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