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Economic officials say Tesla Factory will open in a year

June 26, 2015 2:04 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | Comments

Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year...

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Design to improve material properties of sodium-ion batteries

June 26, 2015 2:01 pm | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | Comments

In collaboration with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ANSTO researchers have manipulated the electrochemical properties of a material that could improve the capacity and life of sodium-ion batteries...

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Airbus DS unveils new mobile welfare communication portfolio

June 26, 2015 11:46 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | Comments

A new portfolio of scalable welfare satcoms services for UK military personnel has been introduced by Airbus Defence and Space...

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Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials

June 26, 2015 11:40 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions...

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Army developing a Star Wars-like hoverbike to transport soldiers

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | Comments

The U.S. Army is working on a futuristic “hoverbike” that could carry one to two soldiers up to ten feet off the ground at speeds around 60 miles per hour over land and water...

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NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk

June 26, 2015 10:25 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

A new NASA supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris...

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Throwable tactical camera gives first responders a glimpse into the unknown

June 26, 2015 10:19 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Unseen areas are troublesome for police and first responders: Rooms can harbor dangerous gunmen, while collapsed buildings can conceal survivors. Now Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus, is giving officers and rescuers a safe glimpse into the unknown...

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First 3D-printed heart using multiple imaging techniques

June 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Spectrum Health | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient's heart...

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Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase...

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Optimizing shale gas production from well to wire

June 26, 2015 10:04 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

"Hydraulic fracturing" (or fracking) and "environmentally friendly" often do not appear in the same sentence together. But as the United States teeters on the precipice of a shale gas boom...

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Navy engineer patents innovative data transfer system

June 26, 2015 9:55 am | by US Navy | Comments

An invention that uses light to transmit data may allow the Navy to increase the security of classified systems...

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Harris completes limited user testing of mid-tier networking vehicular radio

June 26, 2015 9:47 am | by US Army News | Comments

Harris has completed testing of the mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) system at the US Army's Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 held at Fort Bliss, Texas, US...

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Virgin Galactic and Arianespace to launch OneWeb’s internet satellite constellation

June 26, 2015 9:43 am | by OneWeb | Comments

British Channel Islands-based OneWeb has signed contracts with Virgin Galactic and Arianespace to provide launch services for its planned 900-satellite constellation, which will deliver internet capability to remote corners of the world...

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Nasa and Microsoft to develop virtual assistance technology for ISS astronauts

June 26, 2015 9:39 am | by NASA | Comments

Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...

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High-performance microscope displays pores in the cell nucleus

June 26, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Zurich | Comments

An active exchange takes place between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm: Molecules are transported into the nucleus or from the nucleus into the cytoplasm. In a human cell, more than a million molecules are transported into the cell nucleus...

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