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Silica 'Spiky Screws' Could Enhance Industrial Coatings, Additive Manufacturing

June 24, 2015 2:21 pm | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

It took marine sponges millions of years to perfect their spike-like structures, but research mimicking these formations may soon alter how industrial coatings and 3-D printed to additively manufactured objects are produced...

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Networking Gets Personal with ARM-Based QorIQ Multicore Processor

June 24, 2015 2:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

As the world’s networks become increasingly virtualized, intelligence is being driven to the network’s edge, making access to personal data faster, more secure and more available. Implementation flexibility and ease of performance, delivered by the right mix...

Spintronics Advance Brings Wafer-Scale Quantum Devices Closer to Reality

June 24, 2015 1:36 pm | by University of Chicago | News | Comments

An electronics technology that uses the "spin" - or magnetization - of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today's electron-based devices. But getting there is proving challenging...

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World's First Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-Like Display Developed at UCF

June 24, 2015 11:54 am | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his necktie. Is someone at the wedding reception wearing the same dress as you? No problem...

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Photo of the Day: Flying Over An Aurora

June 24, 2015 11:20 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) captured photographs and video of auroras on June 22, 2015. Kelly wrote, "Yesterday's aurora was an impressive show from 250 miles up. Good morning from the International Space Station...

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Oh, to Have Dr. Facebook on Call!

June 24, 2015 11:15 am | by Springer | News | Comments

If it were up to Internet-savvy Americans, more of them would be emailing or sending Facebook messages to their doctors to chat about their health. That's the result of a national survey led by Joy Lee of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US...

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Distributed Technique for Power 'Scheduling' Advances Smart Grid Concept

June 24, 2015 11:02 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for "scheduling" energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept...

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Nanowires Could Be the LEDs of the Future

June 24, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

The latest research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how the nanowire...

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Eavesdropping on the Body: New Device Tracks Chemical Signals within Cells

June 24, 2015 10:25 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. The tool improves our understanding of how cancerous growth begins, and could identify new targets for cancer medications...

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Bionic Eye Clinical Trial Results Show Long-Term Safety, Efficacy Vision-Restoring Implant

June 24, 2015 10:20 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease. The findings show...

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Move Over Marty McFly: It’s 2015 and Lexus Created a Hoverboard

June 24, 2015 10:04 am | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Blogs | Comments

If you’re a fan of the hit 1980s Back to the Future movies, you already know that in the second installment, Marty McFly time-travels to 2015 where tiny pizzas are “hydrated” into whole pies, teenagers wear virtual reality-esque goggles at the dinner table...

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NASA Simulation Suggests Black Holes May Make Ideal Dark Matter Labs

June 24, 2015 9:45 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide astronomers with a new tool for understanding both black holes...

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Nanowire Implants Offer Remote-Controlled Drug Delivery

June 24, 2015 8:56 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. The nanowires respond to an electromagnetic field generated by a separate device, which can be used to control the release of a preloaded drug...

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Cockroach-Inspired Robot Uses Body Streamlining to Negotiate Obstacles

June 23, 2015 3:50 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment. Fitted with the characteristic rounded shell of the discoid cockroach...

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Gore Wins Excellence in Avionics Award

June 23, 2015 3:21 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has been named the Vertical Impact: Military winner at the Excellence in Avionics Awards, honoring the high achievements of individuals, organizations, teams and projects that are elevating the aviation industry...

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