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Jellfish
Researchers Unveil Robot Jellyfish Built on Nanotechnology
Mar 23, 2012 13:06 PM E
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions.
Facebook
Facebook Buys 750 Patents from IBM: Source
Mar 23, 2012 12:53 PM E
Facebook has acquired hundreds of patents from International Business Machines Corp as the social networking company attempts to bolster its intellectual property portfolio in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Yahoo.
Laser
Standoff Sensing Enters New Realm with Dual-laser Technique
Mar 23, 2012 07:59 AM E
Identifying chemicals from a distance could take a step forward with the introduction of a two-laser system being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Computer Model of Spread of Dementia Can Predict Future Disease Patterns Years Before They Occur
Mar 21, 2012 15:55 PM E
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain. They say their mathematic model can be used to predict where and approximately when an individual patient's brain will suffer from the spread, neuron to neuron, of "pr...
Eletric car
Electric Car Revolution Faces Increasing Headwinds
Mar 21, 2012 15:42 PM E
Scott Kluth has a love-hate relationship with his new Fisker Karma luxury electric sedan.
Nanoslinky Graphic
'Nanoslinky': A Novel Nanofluidic Technology for DNA Manipulation and Measurement
Mar 21, 2012 12:02 PM E
Remember Slinky®, the coiled metal spring that "walks" down stairs with just a push, momentum and gravity? Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed their own version of this classic-albeit 10 million times smaller-as a novel technology for manipulating and measuring DNA molecules and other nanoscale (billionth of a meter) materials.
Forecast
USDA Forest Service and NASA Release Web-based Forest Disturbance Monitoring Tool
Mar 21, 2012 11:52 AM E
The USDA Forest Service's Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify, and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. ForWarn, a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool, reco...
Cars
Spansion, Nuance Offer new Speech Package for Cars
Mar 20, 2012 03:03 AM E
Spansion Inc and Nuance Communications Inc are offering car makers an improved speech-recognition technology based on their software and semiconductors, the head of Spansion told Reuters.
Naval Robotic Fueling
NRL Tests Robotic Fueling of Unmanned Surface Vessels
Mar 20, 2012 13:14 PM E
Engineers from the NRL Spacecraft Engineering Department (SED) successfully demonstrate the robotic fluids transfer from a stationary platform to an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in wave heights greater than three feet. The Rapid Autonomous Fuel Transfer (RAFT) project exhibits the ability to track the motion of a Sea Fox naval vessel, safely empl...
Camera
A Camera that Peers Around Corners
Mar 20, 2012 12:57 PM E
In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was designed for a much different application: a camera that can see around corners.
Biplane
A Biplane to Break the Sound Barrier
Mar 19, 2012 16:43 PM E
For 27 years, the Concorde provided its passengers with a rare luxury: time saved. For a pricey fare, the sleek supersonic jet ferried its ticketholders from New York to Paris in a mere three-and-a-half hours - just enough time for a nap and an aperitif. Over the years, expensive tickets, high fuel costs, limited seating and noise disruption from t...
Laboratory
Scientists Develop a Software Tool for Estimating Heart Disease Risk
Mar 19, 2012 10:17 AM E
University of Granada researchers have developed a software tool that makes an accurate estimation of the risk that a person has to suffer a heart disease. In addition, this software tool allows the performance of massive risk estimations, i.e. it helps estimating the risk that a specific population group has of suffering a heart condition.
Metamaterial
Exotic Materials will Change Optics, Duke Researchers Say
Mar 19, 2012 07:49 AM E
Duke University engineers believe that continued advances in creating ever-more exotic and sophisticated man-made materials will greatly improve their ability to control light at will.
NASA Sub-Scale Solid-Rocket Motor Tests Material for Space Launch System
NASA Sub-Scale Solid-Rocket Motor Tests Material for Space Launch System
Mar 18, 2012 15:21 PM E
A sub-scale solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System, or SLS, booster design successfully was tested today by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The 20-second firing tested new insulation materials on the 24-inch-diameter, 109-inch-long motor.
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