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Carnegie Mellon's smart headlights spare the eyes of oncoming drivers

September 9, 2014 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night....

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Europe's brightest cleantech start-ups embark on US Start-up Tour

September 9, 2014 9:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Climate-KIC, the European Union's main climate innovation initiative, has today kicked off its 2014 US Start-up Tour where 13 of Europe's most promising start-ups will get a crash course in cleantech entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the Boston area....

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UCLA biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

September 9, 2014 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy....

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Celebrating CERN -- the world's most remarkable physics laboratory

September 9, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

"CERN: How We Found the Higgs Boson," recently published by World Scientific, is a highly valuable contribution to the history of CERN and the science surrounding this most remarkable physics laboratory in the world. The book is very well structured....

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China dominates crystalline silicon solar PV chain end-to-end

September 9, 2014 9:21 am | by DisplaySearch | Comments

With trade wars continuing across the globe, it is worth examining the PV supply picture at two different points: the quarter in which the first of the trade investigations began and the end of the current year. The figure below shows these points....

NRL scientist explores birth of a planet

September 9, 2014 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Dr. John Carr, a scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, is part of an international team that has discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. This research is published....

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New remote-sensing instrument to blaze a trail on the International Space Station

September 9, 2014 9:06 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more than gather data once it's deployed on....

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Tracing water channels in cell surface receptors

September 9, 2014 9:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest class of cell surface receptors in our cells, involved in signal transmission across the cell membrane. One of the biggest questions is how a signal recognized at the extracellular side of a GPCR induces a....

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Rethinking the basic science of graphene synthesis

September 9, 2014 7:01 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale. Graphene -- a tightly bound single layer of carbon atoms with super strength and the ability to conduct heat....

Future fires: Integrating technology solutions

September 9, 2014 6:21 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Army leaders are looking to the future force and seeking to be revolutionary in their thinking about integrating technology, according to current guidance from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. Army researchers are exploring technology solutions....

Co-flowing liquids can stabilize chaotic “whipping” in microfluidic jets

September 8, 2014 6:19 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Industrial wet spinning processes produce fibers from polymers and other materials by using tiny needles to eject continuous jets of liquid precursors. The electrically charged liquids ejected from the needles normally exhibit a chaotic “whipping”....

Ultra-thin, high-speed detector captures unprecedented range of light waves

September 8, 2014 4:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only one atom thick....

Social networking can help people lose weight

September 8, 2014 4:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies ...

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A low-energy optical circuit for a new era of technology

September 8, 2014 4:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Unlike electronic circuits, optical, or "photonic", circuits work with light rather than electricity, which makes them 10 to 100 times faster. They are also more energy-efficient because they show lower heat loss, better signal-to-noise ratios....

Light detector to revolutionize night vision technology

September 8, 2014 4:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology. In the latest issue of Nature Nanotechnology, the team of researchers at Monash University, the University of Maryland in the US ...

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