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Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-Ray emitters

July 2, 2015 11:39 am | by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research | Comments

In a step that overturns traditional assumptions and practice, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard x-ray radiation...

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Lockheed tests electronic warfare pod in anechoic chamber

July 2, 2015 11:33 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company's advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic warfare package, encompassing an entire suite of capabilities...

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We're not alone -- but the Universe may be less crowded than we think

July 2, 2015 11:25 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the Universe then might be expected, suggests a new study based on simulations conducted using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, with resulting data....

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Dark matter map begins to reveal the Universe's early history

July 2, 2015 11:23 am | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | Comments

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo and other institutions have begun a wide-area survey of the distribution of dark matter in the universe using Hyper Suprime-Cam...

Working out in artificial gravity

July 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill...

UT Arlington team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion

July 2, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington materials science and engineering team has developed a new energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it's dark...

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Researchers demonstrate measurement system able to resolve quantum fluctuations

July 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Raymond Simmons, National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest...

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Making the biofuels process safer for microbes

July 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for making the work environment less toxic—literally—for the organisms that do the heavy lifting in the increasingly important field of bioproducts derived from cellulosic biomass...

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover studies rock-layer contact zone

July 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock...

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US must fund urgent $270B in nuclear weapons upgrade plan

July 2, 2015 9:36 am | by Sputnik | Comments

The United States has to spend $18 billion a year for 15 years to modernize its entire nuclear deterrent force or risk losing it entirely, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work told the House of Representatives House Armed Services Committee...

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Navy going big on 3D printing next year

July 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Bryant Jordan, Defense Tech | Comments

The Office of Naval Research will meet with 200 industry reps later this month in advance of the Navy’s deep dive into additive manufacturing — aka 3D printing...

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Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

July 2, 2015 9:17 am | by Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs | Comments

Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community...

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Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours

July 2, 2015 9:14 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours--hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds...

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Implantable 'artificial pancreas' could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar

July 2, 2015 9:11 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting...

Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite

July 2, 2015 9:10 am | Comments

A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM), Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, might pave the way to ...

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