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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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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Giant galaxy is still growing

June 25, 2015 12:18 pm | by ESO | Comments

Astronomers expect that galaxies grow by swallowing smaller galaxies. But the evidence is usually not easy to see...

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Researchers designing nuclear power plant that will float eight or more miles out to sea

June 25, 2015 12:14 pm | by Nancy W. Stauffer, MIT Energy Initiative | Comments

Many experts cite nuclear power as a critical component of a low-carbon energy future. Nuclear plants are steady, reliable sources of large amounts of power; they run on inexpensive and abundant fuel; and they emit no carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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3-D plasmonic antenna capable of focusing light into few nanometers

June 25, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Professors Myung-Ki Kim and Yong-Hee Lee of the Physics Department at KAIST and their research teams developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide space...

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Thin crystal stretched to get better solar cells

June 25, 2015 11:56 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules...

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Silica 'spiky screws' could enhance industrial coatings, additive manufacturing

June 25, 2015 11:51 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed to additively manufactured objects are produced...

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Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development

June 25, 2015 11:46 am | by University of Exeter | Comments

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots...

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UK opens research centers for aerospace and 3D-printing technologies

June 25, 2015 11:41 am | by Aerospace Research Centre | Comments

The UK Government has opened two research centers in Coventry to accelerate the potential of 3D-printing in the aerospace segment...

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Communications-electronics command cyber training range launches

June 25, 2015 11:29 am | by Douglas A. Solivan Sr., Logistics and Readiness Center, CECOM | Comments

To keep pace with training demands of the Army's growing cyber force, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is standing up a new training range to help Soldiers validate their cyber security skills...

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Protesters block construction of giant Hawaii telescope

June 25, 2015 11:07 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes...

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