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Graphene Flexes Its Electronic Muscles

June 30, 2015 10:21 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia. The Rice lab of Boris Yakobson in collaboration with researchers in Moscow...

Seeing a Supernova in a New Light

June 30, 2015 10:19 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Type Ia supernovae are the "standard candles" astrophysicists use to chart distance in the Universe. But are these dazzling exploding stars truly all the same? To answer this, scientists must first understand what causes stars to explode and become supernovae...

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Photo of the Day: Firing a 40mm Saluting Battery

June 30, 2015 10:13 am | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

Gunner's mates fire a 40mm saluting battery from the vulture's row of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex, part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit...

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Now Comes the SpaceX Rocket Whodunit: A Complex Mystery

June 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI." After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Lost with the rocket ... 

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Metal Additive Manufacturing to Get New Look from ONR, Industry and Academia

June 30, 2015 9:34 am | by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

On Wednesday, July 15, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will host an Industry Day with businesses and academia to discuss the organization’s interest in a new metal additive manufacturing (AM) program set to begin in 2016...

Idaho Aquifer Decline Could Hinder Radioactive Monitoring

June 30, 2015 9:29 am | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say.  Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a ... 

Development Tools Enable Dramatic Energy and Memory Savings

June 30, 2015 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SOMNIUM® Technologies, a Freescale Proven Partner, announces general availability of version 2.1 of its unique DRT (Device-aware Resequencing Tools) software development tools for Freescale® Kinetis MCUs...

NASA, Air Force, and Industry Team Up to Improve Flying Safety

June 30, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

This summer, researchers from NASA's Transformational Aeronautics Concepts Program, Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project, are entering the third and final phase of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) effort to test and evaluate new engine...

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Could This Become the First Mars Airplane?

June 30, 2015 9:04 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When an aircraft makes its first flight on Mars in the 2020s, a NASA Armstrong innovation may have made it possible. A prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m...

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Test Flight Completed After F-35B Modifications

June 30, 2015 8:59 am | by Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight here June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps...

New Nanogenerator Harvests Power from Rolling Tires

June 30, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction. An innovative method of reusing energy, the nanogenerator...

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The Fear You Experience Playing Video Games is Real, and You Enjoy It, IU Study Finds

June 30, 2015 8:51 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty...

ZigBee and Thread Radio for Smart Home

June 30, 2015 8:43 am | by GreenPeak Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semiconductor/system company, announced the GP712, the industry’s first single radio multi-protocol chipset with multi-channel receive capability for set-top boxes, gateways, and other advanced IoT devices...

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Expertly Designed, Modular Rotary Transfer Systems

June 29, 2015 5:58 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan’s Electrical Carbon business announces that it offers high quality, expertly designed rotary transfer systems, or rotary joints, for a wide range of applications...

Rapid Response Cable Assemblies

June 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by SV Microwave | Product Releases | Comments

SV’s Rapid Response Cable Assemblies are built-to-order and ready to ship within 5 business days. These cables can be custom configured and purchased on our website using our new interactive RF cable builder application...

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