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In emails, Jobs determined to keep iPod Apple-only

December 3, 2014 1:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Jurors in a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. on Tuesday saw emails from late CEO Steve Jobs and his top lieutenants that show Jobs was determined to keep Apple's popular iPod music players free from songs that were sold by competing online stores....

Americans watch less TV, stream more, report shows

December 3, 2014 1:09 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Americans are turning away from live TV on the tube and tuning in to streaming services, a Nielsen report says. That's bad news for cable and satellite TV providers. Americans are increasingly watching TV shows and movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon ...

Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

December 3, 2014 10:46 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists and engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a fascinating new way to take some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that's causing the greenhouse effect and use it to make an advanced, high-value material for use in energy ...

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Cutting F-35 manufacturing costs, time earns ONR top award

December 3, 2014 10:29 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today received one of the nation's top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. Officials ...

New technique determines nanomaterials' chemical makeup and topography

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Ohio University have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down ...

Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes

December 3, 2014 9:49 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three-dimensional DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ...

Cypress Semiconductor buying Spansion for $1.59B

December 3, 2014 9:44 am | Comments

Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion. Spansion stockholders will get 2.457 shares of Cypress stock for every Spansion share they own. Shareholders of each side ...

Japanese space explorer to blow crater in asteroid

December 3, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese space explorer took off Wednesday on a six-year journey to blow a crater in a remote asteroid and bring back rock samples in hopes of gathering clues to the origin of Earth. The explorer, named Hayabusa2, is expected to reach the ...

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Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers

December 2, 2014 1:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe. The new discovery technique promises to give ...

Europe agrees to fund Ariane 6 orbital launcher

December 2, 2014 1:13 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

European governments have agreed to fund the development of Ariane 6, a next-generation rocket that will be used to launch satellites into orbit. The decision taken Tuesday at a ministerial meeting in Luxembourg comes as the European Space ...

Penn research shows way to design 'digital' metamaterials

December 2, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Metamaterials, precisely designed composite materials that have properties not found in natural ones, could be used to make light-bending invisibility cloaks, flat lenses and other otherwise impossible devices. Figuring out the necessary composition and ...

Extending the life of rechargeable lithium batteries

December 2, 2014 10:53 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A new study will help researchers create longer-lasting, higher-capacity lithium rechargeable batteries, which are commonly used in consumer electronics. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers showed how a coating that makes ...

Photos of the Day: Cheetah robot has real-world applications

December 2, 2014 8:35 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | Comments

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, researchers Randall Briggs, left, and Will Bosworth monitor a robotic cheetah during a test run on an athletic field at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. MIT scientists said the robot, modeled after the fastest land animal

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Pasta helps explain mysterious, ring-shaped polymers

December 1, 2014 4:45 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Two physicists from the University of Warwick have taken to the kitchen to explain the complexity surrounding what they say is one of the last big mysteries in polymer physics. As a way of demonstrating the complicated shapes that ring-shaped ...

'Smart dust' technology could reshape space telescopes

December 1, 2014 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Telescope lenses someday might come in aerosol cans. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory are exploring a new type of space telescope with an aperture made of swarms of particles released from ...

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