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Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

June 22, 2015 2:09 pm | by Army News Service | Comments

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology...


Could we one day control the path of lightning?

June 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS | Comments

Lightning dart across the sky in a flash. And even though we can use lightning rods to increase the probability of it striking at a specific location, its exact path remains unpredictable...


New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a new method to see inside battery-like devices known as supercapacitors at the atomic level...


Destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications

June 22, 2015 1:56 pm | by Virginia Tech | Comments

Virginia Tech engineers have shed light on what happens to a nearby particle when bubbles burst...


Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones

June 22, 2015 9:59 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research...


Silent flights: How owls could help make wind turbines and planes quieter

June 22, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

An investigation into how owls fly and hunt in silence has enabled researchers to develop a prototype coating for wind turbine blades that could significantly reduce the amount of noise they make.


Iowa State engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects

June 22, 2015 9:54 am | by Iowa State University | Comments

The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers....


Superslippery islands (but then they get stuck)

June 22, 2015 9:52 am | by International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) | Comments

(Nano)islands that slide freely on a sea of copper, but when they become too large (and too dense) they end up getting stuck: that nicely sums up the system investigated in a study...


Soft core, hard shell -- the latest in nanotechnology

June 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

Nanoparticles are the smallest particles capable of reaching virtually all parts of the body. Researchers use various approaches to test ways in which nanoparticles could be used in medicine - for instance, to deliver substances to a specific site in the body such as a tumor. For this purpose, nanoparticles are generally coated with...


Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the human brain at work

June 22, 2015 9:47 am | by MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Comments

To the untrained eye, the graph looked like a very volatile day on Wall Street - jagged peaks and valleys in red, blue and green, displayed on a wall. But the story it told was not about economics. It was a glimpse into the brains of Shaul Yahil and Shaw Bronner...


Telescope backers to resume construction on Hawaii Island

June 22, 2015 9:43 am | by DAN JOLING Associated Press | Comments

The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, according to the nonprofit company behind the project...


Cybertheft adds to US-China tensions ahead of upcoming talks

June 22, 2015 9:31 am | by MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press | Comments

Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and over suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive hack into a federal government server that resulted in the theft of personnel and security clearance records of 14 million employees and contractors....


Polish airline cancels flights after hacker attack

June 22, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Poland's LOT airline has been forced to cancel around 10 foreign and domestic flights after hackers attacked its computers. Airline spokesman Adrian Kubicki said the hacker attack temporarily paralyzed...


Instagram users in N. Korea warned site put on blacklist

June 22, 2015 9:27 am | by ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Comments

Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that say access to the popular photo-sharing app is being denied and that the site is blacklisted for harmful content. Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in...


Engineer develops real-time listeria biosensor prototype

June 19, 2015 2:33 pm | by Texas A&M AgriLife Communications | Comments

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes...



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