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Researchers make scalable arrays of 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics

July 22, 2015 9:07 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Semiconductors, metals and insulators must be integrated to make the transistors that are the electronic building blocks of your smartphone, computer and other microchip-enabled devices. Today's transistors are miniscule--a mere 10 nanometers wide--and formed from three-dimensional (3D) crystals...

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Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material

July 22, 2015 9:01 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | Comments

Argonne scientists used Mira to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time...

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Why we live on Earth and not Venus

July 22, 2015 8:53 am | by University of British Columbia | Comments

The research, published this week in Nature Geoscience, suggests that Earth's first crust, which was rich in radioactive heat-producing elements such as uranium and potassium, was torn from the planet and lost to space when asteroids bombarded the planet early in its history. This phenomenon, known as impact erosion, helps explain a landmark discovery made over a decade ago about the Earth's composition...

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Remcom announces partnership with Moasoft to expand electromagnetic simulation offerings in Korean market

July 21, 2015 2:18 pm | by Remcom | Comments

Remcom announces a partnership with Moasoft Corporation, a provider of software and consulting services in South Korea.  The partnership will expand Remcom’s presence in the Korean market and enable customers there to more easily access its Electromagnetic Simulation Software, services, and support...

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Synthesizing graphene in silicon microelectronics

July 21, 2015 2:04 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

In the last decade, graphene has been intensively studied for its unique optical, mechanical, electrical and structural properties. The one-atom-thick carbon sheets could revolutionize the way electronic devices are manufactured and lead to faster transistors, cheaper solar cells, new types of sensors and more efficient bioelectric sensory devices...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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