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Nanoscale Magnetic Media Diagnostics by Rippling Spin Waves
Nanoscale Magnetic Media Diagnostics by Rippling Spin Waves
Apr 04, 2012 06:25 AM E
Memory devices based on magnetism are one of the core technologies of the computing industry, and engineers are working to develop new forms of magnetic memory that are faster, smaller, and more energy efficient than today's flash and SDRAM memory. They now have a new tool developed by a team from the National Institute of Standards and Techno...
Epilepsy Implant
Early Warning System for Seizures Could Cut False Alarms
Apr 04, 2012 06:03 AM E
Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt.
IBM
Rice University, IBM Partner to Bring First Blue Gene Supercomputer to Texas
Apr 03, 2012 14:42 PM E
Rice University and IBM today announced a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas. Rice also announced a related collaboration agreement with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil to initiate the shared administration and use of the Blue Gene supercomputer, which allows both institutions to share the benefits of the new computing resource.
Giant Telescope Project Partners Pass on Federal Funds
Apr 03, 2012 07:21 AM E
The board of directors of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) has informed the National Science Foundation (NSF) that they will not participate in an upcoming funding opportunity.
Ska telescope
S.Africa, Australia in Celestial Spat for Most Powerful Telescope
Apr 03, 2012 06:52 AM E
Deadly rivals on the rugby field, cricket pitch and in the underground mining sector, South Africa and Australia are now squaring off in a new contest: to win the right to host the world's most powerful telescope.
NASA
The F-1 Engine Powered Apollo Into History
Apr 02, 2012 07:57 AM E
The F-1 engine -- the most powerful single-nozzle, liquid fueled rocket engine ever developed -- boosted the Saturn V rocket off the launch pad and onto the moon during NASA's Apollo program during the 1960s and 1970.
American football
Football Turns to Helmet Technology to Tackle Head Injuries
Apr 02, 2012 06:50 AM E
As Americans grow more aware of the risk of brain injury tied to football - the country's most popular sport - players and coaches are experimenting with the latest technology in a bid to make the game safer.
Honeycomb-Shaped Nano-Magnet Mesh
Honeycombs of Magnets Could Lead to New Type of Computer Processing
Mar 31, 2012 21:54 PM E
Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that could ultimately lead to new types of electronic devices, with greater capacity than is currently feasible, in a study published today in the journal Science.
Robo reader
Robo-readers: the New Teachers' Helper in the U.S.
Mar 30, 2012 13:49 PM E
American high school students are terrible writers, and one education reform group thinks it has an answer: robots.
Cantaloupe Preparation for the Electronic Nose
The Electronic Nose Knows When Your Cantaloupe Is Ripe
Mar 30, 2012 09:33 AM E
Have you ever been disappointed by a cantaloupe from the grocery store? Too ripe? Not ripe enough? Luckily for you, researchers from the University of California, Davis might have found a way to make imperfectly ripe fruit a thing of the past. The method will be published on March 30 in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).
Robot
Oscillating Gel Acts Like Artificial Skin, Giving Robots Potential Ability to 'Feel'
Mar 30, 2012 07:46 AM E
Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to "feel." In a paper published online March 26 in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) demonstrated that a nonoscillating gel can be resuscitated in a fashion similar to a medical cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Mid-Inrared Instrument
The MIRI Has 2 Faces
Mar 30, 2012 07:04 AM E
A short new video takes viewers behind the scenes with the MIRI or the Mid-Infrared Instrument that will fly on-board NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. MIRI is a state-of-the-art infrared instrument that will allow scientists to study distant objects in greater detail than ever before.
Rocket
Getting to the Moon on Drops of Fuel
Mar 29, 2012 09:34 AM E
The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built. The goal of the micro motor: to drastically reduce the cost of space exploration.
Volvo truck
Volvo Shoots for 165 Mile-per-hour Hybrid-truck Speed Record
Mar 29, 2012 08:48 AM E
'Mean Green', the world's fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA, to try and beat its own world speed records set only last year by 'Mean Green's driver, Boije Ovebrink.
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