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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...

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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...

Throwable tactical camera gives first responders a glimpse into the unknown

June 26, 2015 10:19 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unseen areas are troublesome for police and first responders: Rooms can harbor dangerous gunmen, while collapsed buildings can conceal survivors. Now Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus, is giving officers and rescuers a safe glimpse into the unknown...

First 3D-printed heart using multiple imaging techniques

June 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient's heart...

Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads

June 26, 2015 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase...

Optimizing shale gas production from well to wire

June 26, 2015 10:04 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

"Hydraulic fracturing" (or fracking) and "environmentally friendly" often do not appear in the same sentence together. But as the United States teeters on the precipice of a shale gas boom...

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Navy engineer patents innovative data transfer system

June 26, 2015 9:55 am | by US Navy | News | Comments

An invention that uses light to transmit data may allow the Navy to increase the security of classified systems...

Harris completes limited user testing of mid-tier networking vehicular radio

June 26, 2015 9:47 am | by US Army News | News | Comments

Harris has completed testing of the mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) system at the US Army's Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 held at Fort Bliss, Texas, US...

Nasa and Microsoft to develop virtual assistance technology for ISS astronauts

June 26, 2015 9:39 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a virtual assistance technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...

Giant galaxy is still growing

June 25, 2015 12:18 pm | by ESO | News | Comments

Astronomers expect that galaxies grow by swallowing smaller galaxies. But the evidence is usually not easy to see...

Researchers designing nuclear power plant that will float eight or more miles out to sea

June 25, 2015 12:14 pm | by Nancy W. Stauffer, MIT Energy Initiative | News | Comments

Many experts cite nuclear power as a critical component of a low-carbon energy future. Nuclear plants are steady, reliable sources of large amounts of power; they run on inexpensive and abundant fuel; and they emit no carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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3-D plasmonic antenna capable of focusing light into few nanometers

June 25, 2015 12:07 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Professors Myung-Ki Kim and Yong-Hee Lee of the Physics Department at KAIST and their research teams developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide space...

Thin crystal stretched to get better solar cells

June 25, 2015 11:56 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules...

Silica 'spiky screws' could enhance industrial coatings, additive manufacturing

June 25, 2015 11:51 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed to additively manufactured objects are produced...

Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development

June 25, 2015 11:46 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots...

UK opens research centers for aerospace and 3D-printing technologies

June 25, 2015 11:41 am | by Aerospace Research Centre | News | Comments

The UK Government has opened two research centers in Coventry to accelerate the potential of 3D-printing in the aerospace segment...

Communications-electronics command cyber training range launches

June 25, 2015 11:29 am | by Douglas A. Solivan Sr., Logistics and Readiness Center, CECOM | News | Comments

To keep pace with training demands of the Army's growing cyber force, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, is standing up a new training range to help Soldiers validate their cyber security skills...

Protesters block construction of giant Hawaii telescope

June 25, 2015 11:07 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes...

Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over web

June 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves...

Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

June 25, 2015 9:39 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean...

Spintronics advance brings wafer-scale quantum devices closer to reality

June 25, 2015 9:34 am | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

An electronics technology that uses the "spin" -- or magnetization -- of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today's electron-based devices. But getting there is proving challenging...

Research findings point way to designing crack-resistant metals

June 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Potential solutions to big problems continue to arise from research that is revealing how materials behave at the smallest scales....

New conductive ink for electronic apparel

June 25, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Tokyo | News | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections...

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