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Technology Hindered, Helped Search for Flight 370

March 28, 2014 10:27 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | Comments

The limitations of tracking and communications devices allowed the plane to vanish from sight for nearly three weeks. But satellites' advanced capabilities have provided hope that the mystery won't go unsolved...                   

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New Malaysia Plane Search Area Turns Up Objects

March 28, 2014 9:49 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | Comments

Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate...                             

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Scientists Track 3D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Battery Material

March 27, 2014 5:49 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges....                    

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Democratizing Data Visualization

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set of Web development tools called “Exhibit.” Exhibit lets novices quickly put together interactive data visualizations, such as maps with sortable data...                           

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Parts for New Mini-Shuttle Being Built at Michoud

March 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press | Comments

Lockheed Martin is working in New Orleans on parts for the Dream Chaser, a mini-shuttle designed to take NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. That's among a number of space-related projects underway at the ... 

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Photos of the Day: NASA's Next Gen Space Suit Design

March 27, 2014 9:19 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA's Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. As a follow-up to the previous Z-1 suit, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012, the Z-2 takes the next step in fidelity approaching a final flight-capable design ...

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Photo of the Day: Advanced Tissue-Engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer

March 26, 2014 10:59 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing four human organ constructs – liver, heart, lung and kidney – that are based on a significantly miniaturized platform...                

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Surrogate Organ System Developed for Toxicity Testing

March 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents...                              

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Managing Renewables Intelligently

March 26, 2014 10:19 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Kurt Rohrig | Comments

Experts have already conducted a test showing that this setup does indeed work reliably in practice, having combined numerous wind parks, biogas and photovoltaic facilities delivering a total output of over 80 MW in a virtual combined-cycle power plant. Because small providers work together...                    

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Facebook Buying Virtual-Reality Company for $2B

March 26, 2014 10:12 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Technology Writers | Comments

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting $2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained...                        

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Satellite Spots 122 Objects in Malaysia Jet Search

March 26, 2014 10:07 am | by ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press TODD PITMAN, Associated Press | Comments

A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it...                            

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Photo of the Day: RoboClam

March 25, 2014 11:29 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | Comments

In addition to anchoring underwater vehicles and detonating mines, the RoboClam could also be used to lay underwater cables...                                                       

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Robot Builds on Insights into Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics

March 25, 2014 11:26 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | Comments

The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam...                           

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Electronic Medication Alerts Designed with Provider in Mind Reduce Prescribing Errors

March 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Cindy Fox Aisen, Indiana University | Comments

Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders in...                        

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Engineers Design ‘Living Materials’

March 24, 2014 11:41 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

The new materials represent a simple demonstration of the power of this approach, which could one day be used to design more complex devices such as solar cells, self-healing materials, or diagnostic sensors...                

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