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Photos of the Day: Giant robotic creature is 14-feet tall

July 24, 2014 | by Stratasys Ltd. | Comments

The giant creature was designed by artists at the Stan Winston School. Engineers and technicians at Legacy Effects — the studio that brought to life Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters — worked closely with Stratasys to build dozens of 3D-printed parts to create the character....

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SEMI Announces New South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit

July 24, 2014 11:56 am | Comments

SEMI announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America. The inaugural SEMI South America Semiconductor Strategy Summit will be held November 18-20, 2014, at the Hilton Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina-based Unitec Blue and the Brazil Development Bank BNDES are supporting the event.

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Laser therapy on the repair of a large-gap transected sciatic nerve in a reinforced nerve conduit

July 24, 2014 10:51 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, led by Prof. Liu, Dr. Shen and Mrs. Yang have developed a biodegradable nerve conduit containing genipin-cross-linked gelatin was annexed using beta-tricalcium phosphate....

New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

July 24, 2014 10:48 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1-2403....

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Unleashing the power of quantum dot triplets

July 24, 2014 10:44 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Quantum computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum dots—a kind of artificial atom, easily controlled by applying an electric field....

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Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars

July 24, 2014 10:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Electric cars are very much welcomed in Norway and they are a common sight on the roads of the Scandinavian country – so much so that electric cars topped the list of new vehicle registrations for the second time. This poses a stark contrast to the situation in Germany, where electric vehicles claim only a small portion of the market....

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Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

July 24, 2014 10:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Earthquakes and explosions produce tremendous forces. Pressures in the immediate vicinity of a car bomb are in the range of several thousand megapascals, and even further away from the detonation itself, pressures are still in the order of several hundred kilopascals....

Custom print service offers one-stop shopping experience

July 24, 2014 10:19 am | Comments

Customers can now get industrial enclosures with custom printing from Altech Corp., at very competitive prices. In response to growing demand, Altech offers its industrial enclosure customers with a one-stop shopping experience to purchase customized enclosures....

EMerge Alliance expands DC power initiative to South Asia

July 24, 2014 9:57 am | Comments

The EMerge Alliance announced it will start teaming with local organizations and launched a new Industrializing membership category to bring the benefits of DC microgrids to industrializing countries in South Asia. A DC microgrid is a system of local power generation and distribution that can...

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The electric slide dance of DNA knots

July 24, 2014 9:02 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots. Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them (e.g. useful for gene sequencing techniques). Cristian Micheletti, professor at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and his team have been carrying out research....

BlackForest aggregates threat information to warn of possible cyber attacks

July 23, 2014 11:20 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new open source intelligence gathering system designed to create a picture of developing threats. BlackForest complements other GTRI systems designed to help corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations battle....

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

July 23, 2014 6:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San...

The birth of topological spintronics

July 23, 2014 2:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic will be described in the journal Nature on July 24, 2014. The research, led by Penn State University and Cornell University physicists, studies "spin torque"....

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The physics of lead guitar playing

July 23, 2014 2:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

String bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy bars are all techniques that add to the distinctiveness of a lead guitarist's sound, whether it's Clapton, Hendrix, or BB King. Now guitarist and physicist Dr David Robert Grimes has described the physics underlying these techniques in the journal PLOS ONE....

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Australian researchers pioneer a 'Google street view' of galaxies

July 23, 2014 2:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos — incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. Developed by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian Astronomical Observatory ...

Ultra-high-definition TVs make gains but still lack market penetration

July 23, 2014 1:54 pm | Comments

Ultra-high-definition televisions (UHD TVs) continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that UHD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a new report from IHS Technology....

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