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Robotics powered by the mind

June 24, 2015 9:57 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. A team of researchers has been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach...

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Creating 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene

June 24, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach for forming 3D shapes from flat, 2D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible electronics.

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The ideal lab for black matter

June 24, 2015 9:48 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide astronomers...

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An (environmentally-friendly) biomanufacturing method for CdS quantum dots

June 24, 2015 9:44 am | by Lehigh University | Comments

A team of Lehigh University engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot (QD) nanocrystals at room temperature...

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Eavesdropping on the body: New device tracks chemical signals within cells

June 24, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. The tool improves our understanding of how cancerous growth begins...

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Bionic eye improves vision for blind patients

June 24, 2015 9:37 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease. The findings show...

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Changing your clothes in the blink of an eye

June 24, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Central Florida | Comments

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will...

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As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service

June 24, 2015 9:27 am | by TALI ARBEL AP Business Writer | Comments

Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings...

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Review: Apple has best smartwatch, but rivals have strengths

June 24, 2015 8:53 am | by ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer | Comments

As much as I wish the Apple Watch could do more, I find it the best smartwatch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. But there may be reasons to consider something else...

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Submit your abstract for MemCon 2015

June 23, 2015 3:34 pm | Comments

As the premier event for all things related to the rapid evolution of memory technology, MemCon is the ideal place for you to exchange ideas and best practices with some of the brightest minds in the industry.  

Can heat be controlled as waves?

June 23, 2015 12:33 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A growing interest in thermoelectric materials – which convert waste heat to electricity – and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental understanding of how heat is transported through nanometer-scale materials...

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New manufacturing approach slices lithium-ion battery cost in half

June 23, 2015 12:29 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle...

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US Navy plans to equip next-generation aircraft carriers with laser weapons

June 23, 2015 12:22 pm | by Sputnik | Comments

US Navy officials are pinning their hopes on laser and directed-energy weapons, claiming that lasers would even replace some existing missile systems, providing a much higher rate of annihilation...

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US Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

June 23, 2015 12:19 pm | by Army News Service | Comments

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27...

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New formula expected to spur advances in clean energy generation

June 23, 2015 12:16 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development of new materials suitable for practical use...

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