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Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

August 20, 2014 9:00 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Wind and solar power are inherently intermittent energy sources. If a large amount of electricity is to be produced with renewable energy sources in the future, excess energy will have to be stored during productive periods so that these fluctuations can be compensated for....

NMR using Earth's magnetic field

August 20, 2014 8:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Earth's magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archaeology. Now it has provided the basis for a technique which might, one day, be used to characterize the chemical composition of fluid mixtures in their native environments....

Photos of the Day: A spectacular landscape of star formation

August 20, 2014 8:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

NGC 3603 is a very bright star cluster and is famed for having the highest concentration of massive stars that have been discovered in our galaxy so far. At the centre lies a Wolf–Rayet multiple star system, known as HD 97950. Wolf–Rayet stars are at an advanced stage of stellar evolution....

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Community Health details attack on patient records

August 20, 2014 8:38 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee, company said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack....

Tips for parents: To post or not to post?

August 20, 2014 8:31 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots....

Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

August 19, 2014 3:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Organic photovoltaic cells -- a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight -- show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and low-cost production. But one giant hurdle holding back organic photovoltaic technologies ...

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits

August 19, 2014 3:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of. Now, electrical engineering researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are breaking another barrier....

UTSA researcher awarded $38K+ to evaluate energy efficiency options for historic homes

August 19, 2014 3:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of UTSA researchers has been awarded a nearly $40,000 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), an office of the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Department of the Interior. The grant will fund a one-year study of the energy efficiency....

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MIPT and RAS scientists made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots

August 19, 2014 2:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots. They discovered a way of enabling ...

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure

August 19, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new ovoid structure discovered in the Nakhla Martian meteorite is made of nanocrystalline iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows evidence of undergoing a past shock event from impact, with resulting melting of the permafrost and mixing of surface and subsurface fluids....

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

August 19, 2014 2:49 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable"....

Isola's RF-Substrate Conversion Program gains momentum in partnership with InnoSenT and KSG

August 19, 2014 1:12 pm | Comments

Isola Group S.a r.l.  announced a major qualification win in partnership with KSG Leiterplatten GmbH and InnoSenT GmbH. The joint conversion project among the three companies successfully tailored the dielectric properties of Isola's high-performance I-Tera(R) MT laminate material ...

Infographic: The rise of the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 10:27 am | by Jabil, Inc. | Comments

The past 25 years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next 25 years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. Welcome to the Internet of Things, one of the next big developments in our connected world and arguably what could define technology for the foreseeable future....

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Sequencing at sea

August 19, 2014 8:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip below the surface to collect water samples....

Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare, new research finds

August 19, 2014 8:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time treated common elastic bands with graphene....

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