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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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)...


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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