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Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

June 30, 2015 12:52 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis...

Fuel cell designers need to look beyond the catalyst to the support material

June 30, 2015 12:10 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Quickly, reliably turning wind energy into fuel means looking beyond the catalyst to its...

Targeted LEDs could provide efficient lighting for plants grown in space

June 30, 2015 12:01 pm | by Natalie Van Hoose, Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University study shows that targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-...

US Navy’s fourth MUOS-4 satellite readies for launch in August

June 30, 2015 11:56 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy's fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-4) satellite has arrived at Cape...

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Indonesia military cargo plane crashes in Medan, dozens dead

June 30, 2015 11:50 am | by Binsar Bakkara, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Indonesian air force transport plane plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing dozens of people...

Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

June 30, 2015 11:44 am | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say...

Test pilot admits the F-35 can’t dogfight

June 30, 2015 11:27 am | by David Axe, War is Boring | News | Comments

A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January...


Is US Defense industry still capable of innovation?

June 30, 2015 11:18 am | by Lexington Institute | News | Comments

Of late, the never-ending debate in Washington over U.S. defense policy has been dominated by two related topics. The first is the growing concern that this country is losing its long-held qualitative advantage in military capabilities...

Intelligent LEDs could save lives

June 29, 2015 12:09 pm | by Jermaine Dallas, GE Reports | News | Comments

Imagine this scenario: A gunshot echoes down a city street at night. Passerby turn to look, but can’t make out the scene in the darkness. The first to react effectively is the nearest street lamp. It hears the gun and automatically goes to full brightness to illuminate the scene...

The discovery of the molecule Si-C-Si in space

June 29, 2015 12:01 pm | by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | News | Comments

The space between stars is not empty -- it contains a vast reservoir of diffuse material with about 5-10% of the total mass of our Milky Way galaxy...

Pentagon says it needs $270 billion to upgrade nuclear arsenal

June 29, 2015 11:52 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The United States will need to spend as much as $18 billion per year for 15 years starting in 2021 to keep the nation's nuclear stockpile and the weapons and vehicles designed to deliver these weapons viable, Pentagon leaders told lawmakers...

Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway

June 29, 2015 11:48 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy...


Engineering atoms inside the jet engine

June 29, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The Periodic Table may not sound like a list of ingredients but, for a group of materials scientists, it’s the starting point for designing the perfect chemical make-up of tomorrow’s jet engines...

Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may take smartphone security to new level

June 29, 2015 11:26 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of the fingerprint...

Hyundai sees green future in hydrogen-powered cars

June 29, 2015 11:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales...

Rocket failure big setback to SpaceX’s military ambitions

June 29, 2015 11:14 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The failure of a SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station will have serious implications not only for the company’s civilian and commercial business, but also its ambitions to crack into the military market...

Pentagon will need Russian rocket engines for years, officials say

June 29, 2015 11:08 am | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Any Uncle Sam replacement to the cheap yet powerful Russian rocket engine used to launch U.S. military satellites is still years away, officials acknowledged...


System links Army networks with allies, agencies

June 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

An orchestra sounds better if everyone's on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response...

Digital messages on vehicle windshields make driving less safe

June 26, 2015 2:44 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer...

Engineers break power and distance barriers for fiber optic communication

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver...

Improved sensors help navigate gravity waves

June 26, 2015 2:30 pm | by Chris Marr, Science Network WA | News | Comments

Efforts to detect gravitational waves—which were first predicted by Albert Einstein nearly 100 years ago—are advancing with international researchers including UWA researchers boosting the sensitivity of wave detectors...

US Internet adoption steady as 'digital gaps' persist

June 26, 2015 2:23 pm | by Agence France-Presse | News | Comments

The percentage of Americans using the Internet has remained unchanged for the past three years, with older and low-income people making slow progress getting online, a study showed Friday...

Researchers introduce new layered semiconducting materials as silicon alternative

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

When the new iPhone came out, customers complained that it could be bent -- but what if you could roll up your too big 6 Plus to actually fit in your pocket? That technology might be available sooner than you think, based on the work of USC Viterbi engineers...

Economic officials say Tesla Factory will open in a year

June 26, 2015 2:04 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada economic officials say work on a massive Tesla Motors battery factory east of Reno is going smoothly and it should be operational within a year...

Design to improve material properties of sodium-ion batteries

June 26, 2015 2:01 pm | by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) | News | Comments

In collaboration with the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ANSTO researchers have manipulated the electrochemical properties of a material that could improve the capacity and life of sodium-ion batteries...

Airbus DS unveils new mobile welfare communication portfolio

June 26, 2015 11:46 am | by Airbus Defence and Space | News | Comments

A new portfolio of scalable welfare satcoms services for UK military personnel has been introduced by Airbus Defence and Space...

Helium 'balloons' offer new path to control complex materials

June 26, 2015 11:40 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to manipulate a wide range of materials and their behavior using only a handful of helium ions...

Army developing a Star Wars-like hoverbike to transport soldiers

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The U.S. Army is working on a futuristic “hoverbike” that could carry one to two soldiers up to ten feet off the ground at speeds around 60 miles per hour over land and water...

NASA supercomputer model shows planet making waves in nearby debris disk

June 26, 2015 10:25 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A new NASA supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta Pictoris reveals that the planet's motion drives spiral waves throughout the disk, a phenomenon that causes collisions among the orbiting debris...

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