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Which type of sustainable rooftop technology is best in cold climates?

April 7, 2015 2:15 pm | by Wiley | Comments

Sustainable rooftop technologies--including green roofs, white roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels--can provide great environmental benefits, but studies of these technologies often look only at their use in hot climates and do not assess ...

College tie-ins allow more to join Michigan robotics craze

April 7, 2015 2:12 pm | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | Comments

An increasing number of students from Michigan's most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities are making space and materials available at no charge....

Australia judge disclosing alleged Internet pirates' details

April 7, 2015 2:08 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Internet providers lost an Australian court battle on Tuesday to keep secret the names of Internet users suspected of illegally downloading Hollywood movie "Dallas Buyers Club" over file-sharing networks. The Federal Court ruling is a landmark win for copyright holders in a country ...

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NASA and IBM rally global developers around space exploration on the IBM Cloud

April 7, 2015 9:21 am | Comments

IBM announced that it will offer its Bluemix platform for the NASA Space App Challenge Virtual Event to help developers rapidly build applications that contribute to space exploration and solve global challenges. IBM will also collaborate with ...

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A possible breakthrough for hydrogen cars

April 6, 2015 4:51 pm | by Virginia Tech | Comments

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover - the stalks, cobs ...

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Study reveals Internet-style 'local area networks' in cerebral cortex of rats

April 6, 2015 4:33 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Researchers sketching out a wiring diagram for rat brains -- a field known as "connectomics" -- have discovered that its structure is organized like the Internet. For years, scientists looking for clues to brain function through ...

Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound

April 6, 2015 4:25 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and fellow researchers ...

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Rage against the machines: A computer engineer battles malicious bots

April 6, 2015 4:19 pm | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

Defending websites from malicious intruder bots is not unlike fighting viruses: neutralize them and they reinvent themselves, finding new ways to penetrate. But IT security designers still hold an advantage over some automated programs masquerading as people....

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Computers that mimic the function of the brain

April 6, 2015 4:17 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult to crash, and works at ...

Golden Star acquires rights for North American Drones

April 6, 2015 4:10 pm | Comments

Golden Star Enterprises Ltd. reports that the Company has acquired 100% of the licensing rights for manufacturing and distribution of North American Drones Enterprise Inc.'s (NAD) branded line of drone products with the issuance of ...

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Accelerating materials discovery with world's largest database of elastic properties

April 6, 2015 1:56 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published the world's largest set of data on the complete elastic properties of inorganic compounds, increasing by an order of magnitude ...

How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all

April 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering researchers in Rice's Scalable Health Initiative are making ...

US Navy develops next-gen temperature sensor to measure ocean dynamics

April 6, 2015 1:38 pm | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Comments

UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor can register significantly smaller temperature ...

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Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery

April 6, 2015 1:08 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a "conjugated redox polymer" design....

Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

April 6, 2015 1:00 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and ...

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