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Photos of the Day: Jet engine powers world's fastest ship

March 25, 2015 | by GE Reports | Comments

When the first C-5 transport plane took off in 1968, it became the world’s largest aircraft, capable of lifting 130 tons of cargo. As tall as a six-story building and 80 yards long, the U.S. Air Force called it “a beautiful, useful giant.”

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UT Dallas engineers twist nanofibers to create structures tougher than bulletproof vests

March 26, 2015 1:22 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | Comments

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length, while remaining tougher than Kevlar. These structures absorb up to 98 joules per gram....

American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

March 26, 2015 1:19 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch from ...

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NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

March 26, 2015 1:16 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it - a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. The space agency Wednesday unveiled details of the $1.25 billion plan....

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USTelecom, Texas Internet provider sue over net neutrality

March 26, 2015 1:12 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | Comments

The FCC says the first lawsuits filed against the government's new Internet traffic rules are "premature" and may be dismissed because they were filed too early. The Federal Communications Commission's new rules on broadband service are meant to uphold "net neutrality"....

Army improves systems testing to deliver more capability to fight

March 26, 2015 1:04 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

The Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

PR electronics signs exclusive distributor agreement with WIKA Canada

March 26, 2015 8:39 am | Comments

The agreement takes effect immediately and gives WIKA Canada exclusive distributorship of the PR electronics products in all of Canada. Being the world leader in pressure, temperature and level measurement instrumentation and addressing PR electronics' key ...

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San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose lead EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list

March 26, 2015 8:01 am | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | Comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. This year, San Francisco ranks fifth with Sacramento coming in at 19th and San Jose at 22nd....

New kind of 'tandem' solar cell developed

March 25, 2015 3:02 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's energy. The development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than ...

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Experience saves lives: Advanced life-support study reveals differences in survival rates

March 25, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment - with the best odds at ones ...

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Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

March 25, 2015 3:00 pm | by University of Montreal | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from ...

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Studies of health information exchanges yet to show strong evidence of benefits

March 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by Indiana University | Comments

Health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, but there is little evidence of that in existing health information exchange benefit studies, according to a research paper published this month....

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Artificial hand able to respond sensitively thanks to muscles made from smart metal wires

March 25, 2015 2:58 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature's book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications....

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Researchers identify 'tipping point' between quantum and classical worlds

March 25, 2015 2:25 pm | by Bar-Ilan University | Comments

If we are ever to fully harness the power of light for use in optical devices, it is necessary to understand photons - the fundamental unit of light. Achieving such understanding, however, is easier said than done. That's because the physical behavior of photons ...

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Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

March 25, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Connecticut | Comments

Researchers have made an experimental breakthrough in explaining a rare property of an exotic magnetic material, potentially opening a path to a host of new technologies. From information storage to magnetic refrigeration, many of tomorrow's most promising innovations ...

New technique paints tissue samples with light

March 25, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and clinical partners....

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