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Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer

July 2, 2015 12:30 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today's supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon...

Meeting to cover cleanup plan for former nuke missile site

July 2, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a public meeting about a proposal to use...

Quantum-dot spectrometer is small enough to function within a smartphone

July 2, 2015 12:11 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Instruments that measure the properties of light, known as spectrometers, are widely used in...

Extreme lab at European X-ray laser XFEL is a go

July 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

The European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory (EU-NCL), which was launched on 1 June...

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Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

July 2, 2015 11:55 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference...

Federal funding for science & engineering at universities down 6%

July 2, 2015 11:47 am | by The National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 science and engineering academic institutions in fiscal year 2013, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)...

Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-Ray emitters

July 2, 2015 11:39 am | by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research | News | Comments

In a step that overturns traditional assumptions and practice, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard x-ray radiation...


Lockheed tests electronic warfare pod in anechoic chamber

July 2, 2015 11:33 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin is testing an electronic warfare pod in the company's advanced anechoic chamber. The pod is designed to fit a variety of platforms, and is a self-contained electronic warfare package, encompassing an entire suite of capabilities...

Just because the F-35 can’t dogfight doesn’t mean it’s a bad aircraft

July 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

A report released earlier this week of the F-35A’s (lack of) dogfighting capability is making its rounds and has people up in arms about the aircraft’s credibility (including many of you who commented on our original news report). The evaluation focused on...

Researchers demonstrate measurement system able to resolve quantum fluctuations

July 2, 2015 9:54 am | by Raymond Simmons, National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest...

Making the biofuels process safer for microbes

July 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for making the work environment less toxic—literally—for the organisms that do the heavy lifting in the increasingly important field of bioproducts derived from cellulosic biomass...

Engineering Update Episode #117: Brick-laying robot can build a house in two days

July 2, 2015 9:45 am | Videos | Comments

This new robot can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, a 3D CAD design calculates the location of each brick, then uses its telescopic arm to set them in place and secures them with mortar—all from one set position.  


NASA's Curiosity Mars rover studies rock-layer contact zone

July 2, 2015 9:44 am | by Guy Webster, Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock...

US must fund urgent $270B in nuclear weapons upgrade plan

July 2, 2015 9:36 am | by Sputnik | News | Comments

The United States has to spend $18 billion a year for 15 years to modernize its entire nuclear deterrent force or risk losing it entirely, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work told the House of Representatives House Armed Services Committee...

Navy going big on 3D printing next year

July 2, 2015 9:26 am | by Bryant Jordan, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Office of Naval Research will meet with 200 industry reps later this month in advance of the Navy’s deep dive into additive manufacturing — aka 3D printing...

Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

July 2, 2015 9:17 am | by Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community...

Rocket Lab to build orbital launch site in New Zealand

July 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Rocket Lab | News | Comments

Rocket Lab has unveiled plans to build an orbital launch site on Kaitorete Spit in the Canterbury region of South Island, New Zealand...


US Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye moves closer to aerial refuelling

July 2, 2015 9:05 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

The US Navy has successfully conducted a critical design review of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's aerial refuelling (AR) capability, taking a major step towards the aerial refuelling of the aircraft...

Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet

July 1, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014...

Boeing, Embraer to collaborate on ecoDemonstrator tech tests

July 1, 2015 2:09 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and Embraer S.A. have announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance...

US Navy’s final EA-6B Prowler aircraft decommissioned

July 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

The US Navy's EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft has completed its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as part of a sunset celebration commemorating the retirement of the aircraft...

These 10 women should replace Hamilton on the $10 bill

July 1, 2015 10:47 am | by Kasey Panetta, Melissa Fassbender | Videos | Comments

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that they would be replacing Alexander Hamilton with a woman (at least on the $10 bill.) The ECN and PDD editors had a few ideas on who that replacement should be...

Prowler retires following 45 years of naval service

July 1, 2015 10:41 am | by John Hetherington, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West | News | Comments

Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), hosted a three-day Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler, June 25-27...

Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal

July 1, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion...

Russia’s satellite nuclear warning system down until November

July 1, 2015 10:32 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will not have their new military nuclear warning satellite systems in place until months later than anticipated, the Moscow Times reported June 30...

RADA Electronic Industries receives an order for tactical air surveillance radar

July 1, 2015 10:25 am | by RADA Electronic Industries | News | Comments

RADA Electronic Industries (RADA) of Netanya, Israel announced today that it received an order to produce and supply a tactical air surveillance radar to a leading European defense contractor...

F-35 training system, logistic system ready for operations

July 1, 2015 10:21 am | by US Marine Corps | News | Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35 program took another step forward as two key capabilities were delivered to support the service’s first operational squadron...

The world’s most modern submarine program

July 1, 2015 10:15 am | by Saab | News | Comments

The A26 type submarine for the Swedish Navy is the world’s most modern submarine program. It is a next-generation submarine with a flexible design that is adaptable for both littoral operations and ocean-going capabilities...

Sea-based radar market will reach $13 billion over next 10 years

July 1, 2015 9:58 am | by Forecast International | News | Comments

Forecast International has released its latest analysis of the sea-based radar market...

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