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Possible Plane Debris Tracked by Satellites

March 20, 2014 9:23 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SCOTT MCDONALD, Associated Press | Comments

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said...                 

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New Technique Makes LEDs Brighter, More Resilient

March 19, 2014 7:48 pm | by NC State University | Comments

Researchers have developed a new processing technique that makes LEDs brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid. “By coating polar GaN with a self-assembling layer of phosphonic groups, we were able to increase luminescence..."

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New App Provides Pocket Medical Diagnosis

March 19, 2014 7:41 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world. A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions...

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Malaysia, FBI Analyze Missing Pilot's Simulator

March 19, 2014 5:58 pm | by Ian Mader, Associated Press | Comments

The FBI joined forces with Malaysian authorities in analyzing deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger Wednesday — wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty...

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IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research

March 19, 2014 5:48 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | Comments

IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center to help develop treatments for glioblastoma...

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Europe's Telecom Tie-Ups Signal Big Shakeup

March 19, 2014 11:29 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | Comments

After focusing for years on becoming wireless services, Europe's telecom companies are having a renewed love affair with cables. In what some industry observers are calling a "Back-to-the-Future" moment, the need for faster and wider pipes to deliver video and other data-intense applications...

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Malaysia: Files Were Deleted from Flight Simulator

March 19, 2014 11:22 am | by Ian Mader, Associated Press | Comments

Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday. Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that the pilot...

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Photos of the Day: NASA Tech Sees Birth of the Universe

March 18, 2014 7:35 pm | by NASA | Comments

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole used a specialized array of superconducting detectors to capture polarized light from billions of years ago. Techniques called micro-lithography and micro-machining are used to fabricate the devices. The sensors were used to make the first detection of gravitational waves...

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NIST Chips Help Find Evidence of Universe's Origin

March 18, 2014 7:23 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | Comments

Astronomers are announcing that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive period of growth called inflation. This is the strongest confirmation yet of cosmic inflation theories, which say the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times...

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Google Redesigns Android to Power Smartwatches

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google thinks it's time for an Internet-connected watch that performs many of the same tasks as a smartphone but with fewer distractions and rude interruptions. The Internet's most influential company is trying to unleash a new era in mobile computing with a version of its Android software...

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Superconductive LEDs Opens New Window to Quantum Devices

March 18, 2014 6:41 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

A team of physicists has proposed a novel and efficient way to leverage the strange quantum physics phenomenon known as entanglement. The approach would involve combining LEDs with a superconductor to generate entangled photons and could open up a rich spectrum of new physics...

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Reducing Anxiety With a Smartphone App

March 18, 2014 6:34 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | Comments

Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research. The study suggests that “gamifying” a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety...

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Nanotube Composites Increase Efficiency of Next-Gen Solar Cells

March 18, 2014 6:29 pm | by Umea University | Comments

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly attractive for photovoltaic solar cells as a replacement to silicon. Researchers have discovered that controlled placement of the carbon nanotubes into nano-structures produces a huge boost in electronic performance...

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Antimony Nanocrystals for Batteries

March 18, 2014 5:34 pm | Comments

Researchers have succeeded for the first time to produce uniform antimony nanocrystals. Tested as components of laboratory batteries, these are able to store a large number of both lithium and sodium ions. These nanomaterials operate with high rate and may eventually be used as alternative anode materials...

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Video-Game Device Prevents Patient Falls

March 18, 2014 5:26 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | Comments

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Between 700,000 and 1 million people each year fall in U.S. hospitals. Hospitals nationwide are looking for ways to reduce that number...

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