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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...

House votes to block Obama's climate plan amid veto threat

June 25, 2015 9:12 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change...

Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation

June 25, 2015 9:05 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.N. panel is calling for Internet and social media companies to respond to the exploitation of their services by al-Qaida and other extremist groups who use the web to recruit fighters and spout "increasingly horrific propaganda"...

Google building next data center at Alabama power plant site

June 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos...


New York City’s first solar-powered underground park coming closer to a reality

June 25, 2015 8:40 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

The Lowline is prototyping new solar tech in hopes of turning its underground park dream into a reality...

Georgia Tech researchers train computer to create games by watching YouTube

June 25, 2015 8:03 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a computing system that views gameplay video from streaming services like YouTube or Twitch, analyzes the footage and then is able to create original new sections of a game...

Brain imaging technique receives NIH grant

June 24, 2015 12:14 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

A researcher at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new technique for imaging blood flow across the surface of the brain that could help patients undergoing neurosurgery...

Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells

June 24, 2015 12:10 pm | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics...

New lenses grown layer-by-layer increase X-ray power

June 24, 2015 12:00 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

When you’re working with the brightest x-ray light source in the world, it’s crucial that you make use of as many of the photons produced as possible...

New technology looks into the eye and brings cells into focus

June 24, 2015 11:51 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Eye doctors soon could use computing power to help them see individual cells in the back of a patient’s eye, thanks to imaging technology developed by engineers at the University of Illinois...

New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

June 24, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and Univ. of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood...

Nanometric sensor can help diagnose multiple sclerosis

June 24, 2015 11:38 am | by Agência FAPESP | News | Comments

The early diagnosis of certain types of cancer, as well as nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, may soon be facilitated by the use of a nanometric sensor capable of identifying biomarkers of these pathological conditions...

Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery

June 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled...

Smart insulin patch could replace painful diabetes injections

June 24, 2015 11:28 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed...

Engineers develop 3D printed jaw implant used for reconstructive surgery

June 24, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne...

Can heat be controlled as waves?

June 23, 2015 12:33 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A growing interest in thermoelectric materials – which convert waste heat to electricity – and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to improved theoretical and experimental understanding of how heat is transported through nanometer-scale materials...

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