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Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

September 2, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target..."

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New Synthesis Method May Shape Future of Nanostructures, Clean Energy

September 2, 2014 2:17 pm | by University of Maryland | Comments

A team of physicists has published new nanoscience advances that they and other scientists say make possible new nanostructures and nanotechnologies with huge potential applications ranging from clean energy and quantum computing advances to new sensor development...

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Single Laser Stops Molecular Tumbling Motion Instantly

September 2, 2014 2:13 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now scientists have figured out an elegant way to stop a molecule from tumbling so that its potential for new applications can be harnessed...

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Santa Fe Schools to Launch Tech Program

September 2, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years ...

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Knowles Commits $100,000 to Support Diversity in Engineering

September 2, 2014 2:01 pm | by Knowles Corporation | Comments

Knowles Corporation has committed $100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering to support female engineering students. Knowles, a Chicago company and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and ...

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Wristwatch Inspires Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker

September 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery ...  

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DOT Outlines Promise of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

September 2, 2014 1:52 pm | by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released an advance notice of proposed rule-making and a supporting comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology... 

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We Have Lost A Legend: Jack Wayman Dies

September 2, 2014 9:36 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | Comments

International CES founder and consumer electronics (CE) industry legend Jack Wayman died Saturday, August 30 of natural causes at the age of 92, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “The consumer electronics industry has lost a legend..."

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Engineers Develop New Sensor to Detect Tiny Individual Nanoparticles

September 1, 2014 10:21 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through viruses, air pollution, traffic emissions, cosmetics, sunscreen and electronics...

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Scientists Develop 'Electronic Nose' for Rapid Detection of C. Diff Infection

September 1, 2014 12:47 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhoea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester. Using a mass spectrometer, the research team has demonstrated that it is possible...

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Breakthrough in Light Sources for New Quantum Technology

September 1, 2014 12:39 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is necessary to be able to create a stream of single photons and control their direction...

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Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

September 1, 2014 12:31 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

A 42-year-old investment banker arrives at the emergency department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, anxiety and tremor. He drinks alcohol every day—often at business lunches, and at home every evening. Worried about his health, he decided to quit drinking and had his last Scotch...

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Copper Shines as Flexible Conductor

September 1, 2014 12:24 am | by Monash University | Comments

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts affordable enough for general use remains a challenge...

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Cellphone Addiction an Increasingly Realistic Possibility

September 1, 2014 12:21 am | by Baylor University | Comments

Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions...

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Socially-Assistive Robots Help Children With Autism

September 1, 2014 12:08 am | by University of Southern California | Comments

This week, a team of researchers will share results from a pilot study on the effects of using humanoid robots to help children with autism practice imitation behavior in order to encourage their autonomy. The pilot study focuses on how robotics can help those with various special needs...

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