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Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

April 28, 2015 9:54 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

In 2013, James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene--highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon ...

A new constitutive model for the thermo-elasto-plasticity deformation of crystals

April 28, 2015 9:50 am | by Science China Press | Comments

Researchers have proposed a new thermo-elasto-plasticity constitutive model based on the interatomic potential and solid mechanics for metal crystals. Through this new model, the material behavior at different temperatures could be ...

Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the ...

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Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

April 28, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

Motion-sensing gloves teach proper technique to wheelchair users

April 28, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman.   As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as...

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

April 27, 2015 2:18 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | Comments

In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over ...

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 27, 2015 2:03 pm | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

Discover discovers Apple Pay for its US cardholders

April 27, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has reached ...

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High court to consider lawsuits over personal data

April 27, 2015 1:54 pm | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. The case is being watched closely by Google, Facebook, and ...

Duke receives $9.75 million for ‘Big Data’ initiative

April 27, 2015 1:03 pm | by Duke University | Comments

The initiative focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing....

Digital in-line holography helps researchers ‘see’ into fiery fuels

April 27, 2015 1:02 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories ...

Photos of the Day: Giant Lego statue weighs a ton

April 27, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Enthusiasts dressed as comic book Super Heroes stand in front of the UK’s largest LEGO statue as it is unveiled at the London premiere of LEGO Super Heroes: Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron at Westfield Shopping Centre, London, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015....

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Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

April 27, 2015 9:10 am | by DOE/Ames Laboratory | Comments

Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. The new alloy--a potential replacement for high-performance ...

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Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens

April 27, 2015 9:04 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | Comments

Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a study to be presented Monday, April 27 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego....

New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

April 27, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

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