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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

July 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer | Comments

Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life...


Insights into catalytic converters

July 24, 2015 10:05 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

Modern catalytic converters for the treatment of exhaust gases in vehicles with a combustion engine have largely contributed to reducing of pollutant emissions...


Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

July 24, 2015 9:25 am | by VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY | Comments

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new degree of dexterity...


Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

July 24, 2015 9:15 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | Comments

The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment....

Trade deals wipes out tariffs on more than 200 tech products

July 24, 2015 9:11 am | by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Reporter | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles....


YouTube makes virtual reality push with 360-degree 3-D

July 24, 2015 9:10 am | by By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format...

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials....


"Enchanting" objects with IoT

July 23, 2015 12:40 pm | by element14 Community | Comments

A miniature IoT-enabled cottage was named the winner in the “Enchanted Objects” design competition, organized by the element14 Community. As part of the challenge,  15 individuals from around the world competed to give new life to everyday objects by “enchanting” them with the power of the Internet of Things.


Texas A&M Engineering co-sponsors 2015 Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology

July 23, 2015 12:04 pm | by Texas A&M UniversityTexas A&M University | Comments

The Texas A&M Engineering Program co-sponsored the 2015 Chancellor’s Summit on Academic Technology that was held recently at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The A&M System Council on Academic Technology and...

Developing the 21st century silicon

July 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara | Comments

With a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, UC Santa Barbara materials scientist Stephen D. Wilson is on his way to finding the 21st century’s silicon, a key element used in the semiconductors of today’s electronics...


Richardson Electronics and Ohmite sign global distribution agreement

July 23, 2015 11:29 am | Comments

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. announced a new global distribution agreement with Ohmite Manufacturing Company, a Chicago-based provider of resistive products for high-current, high-voltage and high-energy applications. The agreement supports Ohmite’s efforts to expand sales and technical support of its high-performance resistor technology.

Finalists announced for the 2015 R&D 100 awards

July 23, 2015 11:20 am | by The ECN Editors | Comments

R&D Magazine announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be resented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada....

Air Force plans bomber contract for September

July 23, 2015 11:13 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | Comments

The Air Force plans to announce a contract award for their new stealthy long-range bomber aircraft in September of this year, service officials told Military​.com...


Dartmouth-NASA collaboration reveals new X-ray actions

July 23, 2015 10:57 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Potentially destructive high-energy electrons streak into Earth's atmosphere from space, not as Shakespeare's "gentle rain from heaven," but at velocities approaching the speed of light...


Spintronics: Molecules stabilizing magnetism

July 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism of materials and, thus, the spin of the flowing electrons...


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