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Latest measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays

September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by CERN Press Office | Comments

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results ...

Optomec signs agreement with Multistation for sales and support of LENS 3D Metal Printers in France

September 18, 2014 10:16 am | Comments

Optomec announced that it has signed an agreement with Multistation SAs to be its representative in France for its LENS family of 3D Metal Printers. The versatile printers and print engines are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture....

Amazon founder's firm to build new rocket engines

September 18, 2014 9:22 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches. United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches ...

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News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

September 18, 2014 9:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust case, saying the technology company unfairly distorts competition. Robert Thomson, CEO of New York-based News Corp. ...

Photos of the Day: The A-10 Thunderbolt II

September 18, 2014 9:03 am | by ECN Staff | Comments

Proponents of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been trying, for years, to retire the A-10 “Warthog” and replace it with the former. The A-10 excels at close-air support, and critics worry that a “Swiss Army Knife” like the F-35 — a jack of all trades....

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Car hacking: The security threat facing our vehicles

September 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert. Professor Andry Rakotonirainy will speak at ...

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Reinterpreting dark matter

September 17, 2014 4:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with electromagnetic radiation. It is estimated that only a minute fraction of the matter in the Universe is baryonic matter....

Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for every day life

September 17, 2014 3:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Just about everything we touch in the course of a day - car, phone, computer, fridge, detergent - even medicines, rely on the chemical industry to turn raw materials such as petroleum by-products, minerals and farm products into valuable chemicals....

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American-made wind turbine blades

September 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries ...

Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch

September 17, 2014 3:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting they have overcome key obstacles toward making lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries, which have the potential to leave today's lithium-ion ...

New MRI technique helps clinicians better predict outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury

September 17, 2014 3:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can help physicians better predict the likelihood for poor clinical outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury ...

Engineers develop algorithms to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars

September 17, 2014 3:16 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with ...

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Oxides discovered by CCNY team could advance memory devices

September 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The quest for the ultimate memory device for computing may have just taken an encouraging step forward. Researchers at The City College of New York led by chemist Stephen O'Brien have discovered new complex oxides that exhibit both magnetic ...

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Smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole

September 17, 2014 3:06 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A University of Utah astronomer and his colleagues discovered that an ultracompact dwarf galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole – the smallest galaxy known to contain such a massive light-sucking object. The finding suggests huge black holes ...

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

September 17, 2014 3:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. "As we explore surfaces and structures ...

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