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A new look at what's in 'fracking' fluids raises red flags

August 13, 2014 9:05 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients. The scientists presenting the work today at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition....

Why women leave engineering careers

August 13, 2014 8:58 am | by American Psychological Associaiton | Comments

Nearly 40% of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention....

Stackpole adds product verification feature

August 12, 2014 3:17 pm | Comments

Counterfeit components are an increasing problem in the electronic components industry, and according to some estimates cost the industry up to US$100 billion per year. Stackpole is committed to assisting customers in confirming that the products ...

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Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's messenger app

August 12, 2014 1:51 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral....

NIST therapy for ultraviolet laser beams: Hydrogen-treated fibers

August 12, 2014 1:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath. And yet, scientists have known for years that hydrogen can alter the performance of optical fibers....

Follow the radio waves to exomoons, UT Arlington physicists say

August 12, 2014 1:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists hunting for life beyond Earth have discovered more than 1,800 planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, in recent years, but so far, no one has been able to confirm an exomoon. Now, physicists from The University of Texas at Arlington believe following a trail of radio wave emissions ...

Robotic-assisted imaging: From trans-Atlantic evaluation to help in daily practice

August 12, 2014 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In another study Kurt Boman, MD, of Umeå University in Sweden in collaboration with Mount Sinai ...

Neutrino detectors could help curb nuclear weapons activity

August 12, 2014 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and even in the fictional world of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" look to subatomic particles called neutrinos to answer the big questions about the universe. Now, a group of scientists led by a physics professor ...

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Researchers prove stability of wonder material silicene

August 12, 2014 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

An international team of researchers has taken a significant step towards understanding the fundamental properties of the two-dimensional material silicene by showing that it can remain stable in the presence of oxygen. In a study published today, 12 August, in IOP Publishing's journal 2D Materials ...

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?

August 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They're presenting their research....

Mostly positive reviews for NFL's new tablets

August 12, 2014 12:14 pm | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | Comments

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge.Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs....

A Closer Look: Multitasking on mobile devices

August 12, 2014 10:30 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans ...

High school STEM Engineering Program will incorporate 3-D design and printing projects in fall curriculum

August 12, 2014 9:05 am | Comments

The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education's (CIJE) CIJE-Tech programs in schools nationwide will add advanced 3-D printing and software design as part of its CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program. The CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program ...

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Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

August 12, 2014 8:19 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain....

The world's leading trade fair for the electronics industry is 50

August 11, 2014 4:45 pm | Comments

The world's leading trade fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014. Since 1964, electronica has been showing the electronic trends of tomorrow and providing a comprehensive overview of the international industry....

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