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Northrop to upgrade Litening G4 targeting pods on F-16 aircraft

June 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman has received contracts worth $74m to provide upgrade work and spares to US Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard Litening G4 targeting pods...

Students' invention offers germ-free door handle

June 22, 2015 2:48 pm | by Bob Yirka, Phys.org | News | Comments

Two high school students, Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li, both living in Hong Kong have designed and built a door handle that kills germs, thus preventing the spread of disease through hand contact...

New spin on 'silicon valleytronics' could revolutionize future technologies

June 22, 2015 2:39 pm | by University of Bath | News | Comments

Latest research from scientists from our Department of Physics into cutting-edge ‘spin physics’ could herald the arrival of a revolutionary new technology – ‘valleytronics’...

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Material with superfast electrons that exhibits extremely large magnetoresistance could be suitable for new electronics

June 22, 2015 2:34 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when the material is exposed to a magnetic field...

Detecting exoplanets close to their host star

June 22, 2015 2:28 pm | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Astronomers have successfully commissioned a new type of optic that can reveal the image of an exoplanet next to its parent star...

U.S. proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

June 22, 2015 2:17 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming...

UK MoD launches new project to develop future military communications system

June 22, 2015 2:12 pm | News | Comments

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has launched a new project to develop a new approach to land and littoral communications that will support the future military operations...

Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

June 22, 2015 2:09 pm | by Army News Service | News | Comments

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology...

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Could we one day control the path of lightning?

June 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS | News | Comments

Lightning dart across the sky in a flash. And even though we can use lightning rods to increase the probability of it striking at a specific location, its exact path remains unpredictable...

New technique for 'seeing' ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a new method to see inside battery-like devices known as supercapacitors at the atomic level...

Destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications

June 22, 2015 1:56 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech engineers have shed light on what happens to a nearby particle when bubbles burst...

Engineer develops real-time listeria biosensor prototype

June 19, 2015 2:33 pm | by Texas A&M AgriLife Communications | News | Comments

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer and a Florida colleague have developed a biosensor that can detect listeria bacterial contamination within two or three minutes...

Here are some ways you can soon pay with your phone

June 19, 2015 2:29 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Big tech companies are competing to help you pay for a store purchase with your phone. Here are some options...

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Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

June 19, 2015 1:00 pm | by University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center | News | Comments

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)...

Hits at Paris Air Show: Vertical lift-off, tiny satellites

June 19, 2015 12:05 pm | by Maggy Donaldson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the coolest experimental technology showcased at this week's Paris Air Show is about thinking small - though it's easy to get distracted by the huge aircraft performing overhead, from thundering fighter jets to the surprising near-vertical liftoff of a Boeing passenger jet...

First solar cell made of highly ordered molecular frameworks

June 19, 2015 11:58 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

"We have opened the door to a new room," says Professor Christof Wöll, Director of KIT Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG). "This new application of metal-organic framework compounds is the beginning only...

Academic calls for laws to address intrusive potential of face recognition technologies

June 19, 2015 11:29 am | by Oxford University Press | News | Comments

A telecommunications law academic in Australia has recommended for laws to be enacted criminalizing the application of face recognition technology to visual images online that enable the identity of a person or people to be ascertained without their consent...

Navy tests new fire scout drone variant for LCS

June 19, 2015 11:20 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Navy is poised to begin operational testing of its new MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS, a vertical take-off-and landing drone engineered for maritime missions and slated to deploy aboard the services’ Littoral Combat Ship by 2018, service officials said...

Researchers growing ice to support mission to Pluto

June 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Northern Arizona University | News | Comments

As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto on July 14, NAU scientists already are supporting astronomers’ understanding of the dwarf planet’s surface...

Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

June 19, 2015 10:58 am | by University of California, Los Angeles | News | Comments

The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks..

Airbus edges Boeing in orders race at Paris Air Show

June 19, 2015 10:52 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus glided past U.S. rival Boeing to take top honors in their annual competition to sell commercial jets at the Paris Air Show, according to final tallies that together amounted to over $107 billion in business...

Northrop Flies Open Mission Systems Architecture on UAV

June 18, 2015 2:55 pm | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully flew a new Open Mission Systems architecture on a NASA Global Hawk, demonstrating the ability to rapidly and affordably adapt new capabilities onto unmanned aircraft systems...

F-35 needs upgrade to match foreign competitors

June 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Bill Sweetman, Aviation Week Show News | News | Comments

As Lockheed Martin (Chalet 316, Static C2) and the Pentagon attempt over the next year or so to assemble a three-year block buy of 400-500 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, potential customers will be looking for firm definition behind the much-redefined Block 4 upgrade process...

International Air Forces demand smaller, lighter sensors for ISR

June 18, 2015 2:47 pm | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | News | Comments

International militaries and border partrols want smaller, lighter and more resilient sensors that can fit on aircraft most wouldn’t consider traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, said a FLIR Systems official here at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport...

Russia develops ‘Microwave Gun’ able to deactivate drones

June 18, 2015 2:43 pm | by Sputnik | News | Comments

Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense...

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