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Pentagon will need Russian rocket engines for years, officials say

June 29, 2015 11:08 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | Comments

Any Uncle Sam replacement to the cheap yet powerful Russian rocket engine used to launch U.S. military satellites is still years away, officials acknowledged...


STEM high school will admit students directly to Purdue Unviersity

June 29, 2015 10:09 am | by Purdue | Comments

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, an educational experience designed to provide a bridge for inner-city students and others to succeed in high school and to be admitted directly to Purdue University, will open in August 2017.

Why June 30 will get an extra second

June 29, 2015 9:51 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added.


Unexpectedly little black-hole monsters rapidly suck up surrounding matter

June 29, 2015 9:50 am | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | Comments

Using the Subaru Telescope, researchers at the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Russia and Kyoto University in Japan have found evidence that enigmatic objects in nearby galaxies - called ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) - exhibit strong ...

X-rays and electrons join forces to map catalytic reactions in real-time

June 29, 2015 9:46 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.


Making new materials with micro-explosions

June 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.


SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

June 29, 2015 9:11 am | by MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

The seven previous SpaceX supply runs, dating back to 2012, had gone exceedingly well. For a group of students from North Charleston, S.C., the failure was a second dose of disappointment...


Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down

June 29, 2015 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.


Your face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show

June 29, 2015 9:07 am | by BREE FOWLER AP Technology Writer | Comments

Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Or how about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth?


System links Army networks with allies, agencies

June 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | Comments

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response...


Digital messages on vehicle windshields make driving less safe

June 26, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer...


Engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver...


Improved sensors help navigate gravity waves

June 26, 2015 2:30 pm | by Chris Marr, Science Network WA | Comments

Efforts to detect gravitational waves—which were first predicted by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago—are advancing with international researchers including UWA researchers boosting the sensitivity of wave detectors...


US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist

June 26, 2015 2:23 pm | by Agence France-Presse | Comments

The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday...


Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent -- but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based on the work of USC Viterbi engineers...



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