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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...


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...


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...


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)...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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