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New 3-D model could solve supernova mystery

July 21, 2015 1:59 pm | by Michigan State University | Comments

Giant stars die a violent death. After a life of several million years, they collapse into themselves and then explode in what is known as a supernova...


Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau

July 21, 2015 1:47 pm | by Ohio State University | Comments

Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan Plateau...


US Navy eyes graphene nanoribbon for ultimate power control system

July 21, 2015 1:44 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

The U.S. Navy distributes electricity aboard most of its ships like a power company. It relies on conductors, transformers and other bulky infrastructure...


New computer program first to recognize sketches more accurately than a human

July 21, 2015 10:58 am | by Queen Mary, University of London | Comments

Known as Sketch-a-Net, the program is capable of correctly identifying the subject of sketches 74.9 per cent of the time compared to humans that only managed a success rate of 73.1 per cent...


A step closer to understanding superconductivity

July 21, 2015 10:42 am | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | Comments

Superconductors that could transport electricity without a loss of energy would save billions of dollars and have a considerably smaller environmental impact than other options...


Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

July 21, 2015 10:10 am | by Lolita C. Baldor. Associated Press | Comments

Screaming through the air along southern Virginia's coast, the Air Force's F-22 Raptor routinely puts on a dazzling show of loops, dives and combat maneuvers designed to bedevil and defeat opponents before they ever know it's there...


US Navy introduces new MRTS 3D devices at submarine training sites

July 21, 2015 9:53 am | by US Navy | Comments

The US Navy has introduced a new multipurpose reconfigurable training system (MRTS) 3D device, at its submarine training sites. The MRTS 3D is a PC-based system with 30-inch single-touch and 55-inch multi-touch liquid crystal display screens. The system simulates tactical equipment for weapons, machinery, and communications training...


Airbus Defence and Space to build ESA’s Jupiter moon explorer spacecraft

July 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | Comments

Airbus Defence and Space has secured a 350 million euros contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to build the Jupiter icy moons explorer (Juice) spacecraft...


Raytheon uses 3D printing to create guided weapon components

July 21, 2015 9:40 am | by Raytheon | Comments

Raytheon Missile Systems' scientists have used 3D printing to create almost every component of a guided weapon, including rocket engines and fins, as well as parts for the guidance and control systems...


Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers

July 21, 2015 9:14 am | by Jason B. Cutshaw USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs | Comments

One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiers' needs. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Nanosatellite Program, or SNaP, will be a small satellite communications, or SATCOM, constellation...


Air Force F-35As fly SEAD missions

July 21, 2015 9:09 am | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | Comments

Air Force F-35A pilots flew last month for the first time in a large scale combat training mission to specifically defeat enemy air defense systems...


'Molecular sponge' advancement in storing hydrogen

July 21, 2015 9:04 am | by University of Bath | Comments

Researchers at our University have discovered that hydrogen absorbed in specialized carbon nanomaterials can achieve extraordinary storage densities at moderate temperatures and pressures...


Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

July 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Comments

Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world demanded Tuesday that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks this year, saying that may be the last chance to keep the warming of the Earth at levels safe for humanity...


NIST calculates high cost of hydrogen pipelines, shows how to reduce it

July 21, 2015 8:51 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel--and also found a way to reduce those costs...

Fossil fuel emissions will complicate radiocarbon dating, warns scientist

July 21, 2015 8:07 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating to distinguish new materials from artefacts that are hundreds of years old...



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