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Robust New Process Forms 3-D Shapes from Glat Sheets of Graphene

June 23, 2015 3:08 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach for forming 3D shapes from flat, 2D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible electronics...


NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

June 23, 2015 1:31 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace. Through the agency’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System...


Re-Purposed Chutes Save Special Operation Command Money

June 23, 2015 1:27 pm | by USASOC News Service | News | Comments

We are becoming a disposable society; one where it is easier to buy a new printer then buying the expensive ink cartridges. The U.S. Army Special Operation Command, or USASOC, is joining that society with its new cargo parachute systems...


New Model Calculates How Air Transport Connects the World

June 23, 2015 1:20 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Every time you've seen a plane take off or land at a hub airport, you've seen the world growing more connected, according to a new model developed by researchers at MIT. In a study published in the journal Transportation Research...


New Light in Terahertz Window

June 23, 2015 1:16 pm | by Forschungszentrum Jülich | News | Comments

Yet it has the potential for numerous applications. In Physical Review Letters, scientists at Jülich together with their international partners present a new concept that uses short-pulse lasers to expand the capabilities of terahertz sources currently being developed...


How Understanding GPS Can Help You Hit a Curveball

June 23, 2015 10:27 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

Our brains track moving objects by applying one of the algorithms your phone's GPS uses, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. This same algorithm also explains why we are fooled by several motion-related optical illusions, including the sudden "break" of baseball's well known...


Mirror-Like Display Creates Rich Color Pixels by Harnessing Ambient Light

June 23, 2015 10:23 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Using a simple structure comprising a mirror and an absorbing layer to take advantage of the wave properties of light, researchers at Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have developed a display technology that harnesses natural ambient light...


Disabled People Pilot a Robot Remotely With Their Thoughts

June 23, 2015 10:14 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | News | Comments

For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. A team of researchers at the Defitech Foundation Chair in Brain-Machine Interface (CNBI), headed by José del R. Millán, has however been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach...


Nonphotosynthetic Pigments Could be Biosignatures of Life on Other Worlds

June 23, 2015 10:10 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

To find life in the universe, it helps to know what it might look like. If there are organisms on other planets that do not rely wholly on photosynthesis -- as some on Earth do not -- how might those worlds appear from light-years away?...


Single-Catalyst Water Splitter Produces Clean-Burning Hydrogen 24/7

June 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The device, described in a study published June 23 in Nature Communications...


Walking and Texting: Where to Draw the Literal and Figurative Line

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Blogs | Comments

Last Friday, we posted a news article about how Utah Valley University is handling students who text and walk—an all-to-familiar scenario for our generation that often tempts us to yell out the first line of a Ludacris song. (You know the one.)  The tactic...


Photo of the Day: Triple Crescent Moons

June 23, 2015 9:12 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A single crescent moon is a familiar sight in Earth's sky, but with Saturn's many moons, you can see three or even more. The three moons shown here -- Titan (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers across), Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers across), and Rhea...


Army Puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal Through Test

June 23, 2015 9:05 am | by Sofia Bledsoe, Program Executive Office for Aviation | News | Comments

The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test and Evaluation on the One System Remote Video Terminal at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California...


Sun Unleashes Mid-Level Flare

June 23, 2015 8:57 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 2:23 EDT on June 22, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's...


Sweeping Lasers Snap Together Nanoscale Geometric Grids

June 23, 2015 8:54 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Down at the nanoscale, where objects span just billionths of a meter, the size and shape of a material can often have surprising and powerful electronic and optical effects. Building larger materials that retain subtle nanoscale features is an ongoing challenge that shapes countless emerging technologies...



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