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SpaceX
SpaceX Delays Its Trip to Space Station
Apr 24, 2012 05:58 AM E
Space Exploration Technologies, a privately held firm founded and run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, is delaying its trial cargo run to the International Space Station, Musk announced Monday.
Sofia
NASA Selects Science Instrument Upgrade For Flying Observatory
Apr 23, 2012 08:57 AM E
NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community.
Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech Spin-off Company MiserWare Offers Free Product to Measure Carbon Footprint
Apr 21, 2012 15:17 PM E
MiserWare, a spin-off company of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, is launching a free product that allows companies or individuals to measure their carbon footprint in terms of total power usage.
ESA
Investigation on Envisat Continues
Apr 21, 2012 13:12 PM E
Optical, radar and laser observations of the Envisat satellite show that it is still in a stable orbit. Efforts to regain contact with the satellite have been under way since 8 April, when it unexpectedly stopped sending data to Earth.
Nissan
Nissan Motors Affected by Computer Virus
Apr 20, 2012 17:04 PM E
Following is a statement from Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
ASU
ASU Provides Technology, Teotihuacán Facility to Explore Ancient Urban Roots
Apr 20, 2012 16:50 PM E
An Arizona State University media team recently trekked to the Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacán with the goal of using high-end technology to capture the essence and magnitude of this ancient city, once one of the largest in the world.
Battery
IBM Creates High-density, Light-weight Lithium-air Battery
Apr 20, 2012 12:45 PM E
A century ago, more automobiles were powered by electricity than by gasoline. But the need for longer travel ranges, the availability of a more affordable fuel source and a reliable power infrastructure soon turned internal combustion engines into the predominant means of motor transportation.
New Brain-machine Interface Moves a Paralyzed Hand
Apr 20, 2012 12:07 PM E
A new Northwestern Medicine brain-machine technology delivers messages from the brain directly to the muscles -- bypassing the spinal cord -- to enable voluntary and complex movement of a paralyzed hand. The device could eventually be tested on, and perhaps aid, paralyzed patients.
Completely Plastic Solar Cell
Stable Electrodes for Improving Printed Electronics
Apr 20, 2012 10:59 AM E
Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. It will be possible, someday, thanks to the growing industry of printed electronics. The process, which allows manufacturers to literally print or roll materials onto surfaces to produce an electronically functional device, is already used in organic solar cells and orga...
Cars
Mini Electric Cars Fill Gap in China as Official EVs Sputter
Apr 20, 2012 06:07 AM E
The tiny electric car that Chen Xianping drives to work over bumpy country roads in Shandong province says much about the hurdles facing China's efforts to promote electric vehicles and the big car companies' efforts to sell them.
Air Pollution
New CU-NOAA Monitoring System Clarifies Murky Atmospheric Questions
Apr 19, 2012 16:52 PM E
A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has developed a new monitoring system to analyze and compare emissions from man-made fossil fuels and trace gases in the atmosphere, a technique that likely could be used to monitor the effectiveness of measures regulating greenhouse gases.
BGI's International Conference on Genomics Coming to the US Sept. 27-28 with High-powered Roster of Genomics Industry Luminaries
Apr 19, 2012 12:06 PM E
Global thought leaders devoted to the latest developments in human, plant and animal genome sciences will gather at ICG Americas 2012 in Philadelphia September 27-28.
ET
Finding ET May Require Giant Robotic Leap
Apr 19, 2012 11:47 AM E
Autonomous, self-replicating robots -- exobots -- are the way to explore the universe, find and identify extraterrestrial life and perhaps clean up space debris in the process, according to a Penn State engineer, who notes that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- SETI -- is in its 50th year.
Researchers Boost Efficiency of Multi-hop Wireless Networks
Apr 19, 2012 10:36 AM E
Multi-hop wireless networks can provide data access for large and unconventional spaces, but they have long faced significant limits on the amount of data they can transmit. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient data transmission approach that can boost the amount of data the networks can transmit by 20 to 80 percent.
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