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Photos of the Day: Vintage artifacts of a bygone era

September 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a detail from an amusment park shooting range built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn ...

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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice....

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Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

When this week's print issue of the journal Science comes out, a collective cheer will go up from New Mexico, Montana and even the Netherlands, thanks to the type of collaborative effort that is more and more the norm in these connected times....

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Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones

September 16, 2014 8:59 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has published a live graph comparing the fragmentation and power consumption of Android and iOS devices. The visualisation employs more than two....

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NSF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles

September 15, 2014 10:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the ...

NJIT computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing ...

Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys ...

Army investing in Soldiers, civilians to fight war against hackers

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today....

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UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. The finding, published today ...

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

September 15, 2014 9:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat -- literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti....

Three's a charm: NIST detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

September 15, 2014 9:46 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by ...

Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad

September 15, 2014 9:40 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought – and that the benefits ...

Options abound for selling used mobile phones

September 15, 2014 9:33 am | by ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now....

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

September 15, 2014 9:10 am | by WILSON RING, Associated Press | Comments

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric ...

More compact, more reliable and more modular: Innovations for embedded systems at electronica 2014

September 15, 2014 8:56 am | Comments

The global market for embedded systems is growing at a rate of up to eight percent. Market volume in Germany alone is currently more than EUR 20 billion. Application-oriented solutions and products for this market of the future will be on display....

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