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Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound

April 6, 2015 4:25 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and fellow researchers ...

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Rage against the machines: A computer engineer battles malicious bots

April 6, 2015 4:19 pm | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

Defending websites from malicious intruder bots is not unlike fighting viruses: neutralize them and they reinvent themselves, finding new ways to penetrate. But IT security designers still hold an advantage over some automated programs masquerading as people....

Computers that mimic the function of the brain

April 6, 2015 4:17 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult to crash, and works at ...

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Golden Star acquires rights for North American Drones

April 6, 2015 4:10 pm | Comments

Golden Star Enterprises Ltd. reports that the Company has acquired 100% of the licensing rights for manufacturing and distribution of North American Drones Enterprise Inc.'s (NAD) branded line of drone products with the issuance of ...

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Accelerating materials discovery with world's largest database of elastic properties

April 6, 2015 1:56 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published the world's largest set of data on the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds, increasing by an order of magnitude ...

How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all

April 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering researchers in Rice's Scalable Health Initiative are making ...

US Navy develops next-gen temperature sensor to measure ocean dynamics

April 6, 2015 1:38 pm | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature ...

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Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery

April 6, 2015 1:08 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a "conjugated redox polymer" design....

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Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

April 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and ...

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Water makes wires even more nano

April 6, 2015 12:53 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour builds upon its discovery that the meniscus ...

New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering

April 6, 2015 12:48 pm | by Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue....

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A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials

April 6, 2015 9:36 am | by Institute for Basic Science | Comments

French physicist Jean Charles Athanase Peltier discovered a key concept necessary for thermoelectric (TE) temperature control in 1834. His findings were so significant, TE devices are now commonly referred to Peltier devices. Since his work ...

Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases

April 6, 2015 9:12 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. The technology might find applications in ...

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Camera chip provides superfine 3-D resolution

April 6, 2015 9:09 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

In a regular camera, each pixel represents the intensity of the light received from a specific point in the image, which could be near or far from the camera--meaning that the pixels provide no information about the relative distance of the ...

Scientists take a deep dive for undersea warriors

April 6, 2015 9:06 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced today new research support to develop a prototype diving helmet that could revolutionize diving missions -- and provide greater safety for divers. The announcement from ONR's TechSolutions program ...

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