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Toyota's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Coming to the U.S. in 2016

November 17, 2014 11:52 am | by Stan Schroeder, Mashable | Comments

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car finally has a name and a rollout plan. The water-vapor-producing vehicle, called Mirai, was first unveiled in June 2014 (its name means “future” in Japanese). The four-door sedan is coming to northeastern U.S. in ...

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Researchers Discern the Shapes of High-Order Brownian Motions

November 17, 2014 11:25 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions--in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators--researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. To do this, they used a record-setting scanning optical interferometry technique, described in a study published ...

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New Form of Crystalline Order Holds Promise for Thermoelectric Applications

November 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties, which they describe as "interlaced crystals" ... 

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Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence for the First Time

November 17, 2014 10:53 am | by Queen Mary, University of London | Comments

The researchers gave a computer program the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card trick work, as well the results of experiments into how humans understand magic tricks, and the system created completely new variants on those tricks ...

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NASA Commercial Crew Partners Continue System Advancements

November 14, 2014 4:22 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA's industry partners continue to complete development milestones under agreements with the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The work performed by Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX during partnership and contract initiatives are leading a new generation of safe, reliable...

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NASA Opens Registration for 2015 Exploration Rover Challenge

November 14, 2014 4:22 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA has opened team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the event will be held April 16-18, 2015, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, also in Huntsville.

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Advanced E-Voting System Selected for Australian State Election

November 14, 2014 2:22 pm | by eurekalert! | Comments

A new, advanced electronic voting system developed by the University of Surrey and the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), in collaboration with the Universities of Melbourne and Luxembourg is to be used in Australia's Victorian State election, which opens on Monday.

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Illinois Students Claim Top Prize at HackGT2014

November 14, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

<p> A group of four University of Illinois students claimed top prize at the HackGT2014, a hackathon held at Georgia Tech and sponsored by Tech Square Labs. The group of Kevin Jasieniecki, Keegan McClelland, Kevin Scheer and Nathan Dolph was one of three teams from Illinois that finished...

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Can This Wearable Help on the Battlefield?

November 14, 2014 9:58 am | by eurekalert! | Comments

Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes.

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How Does Net Neutrality Affect Wireless Network Management?

November 14, 2014 9:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor Wireless Week | Comments

The Open Technology Institute (OTI) Thursday announced new research that it says proves net neutrality will not hinder the management of wireless networks. OTI claims the study, which was conducted by CTC Technology and Energy, "demonstrates the fallacy of wireless 

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The Key to Preventing Space Collisions

November 14, 2014 9:37 am | by eurekalert! | Comments

Half a million objects, including debris, satellites, and the International Space Station, orbit the planet in the thermosphere, the largest layer of Earth's atmosphere. To predict the orbits--and potential collisions--of all this stuff, scientists must forecast the weather in the thermosphere.  

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Mission to Discover Hundreds of Black Holes Could Unlock Secrets of the Universe

November 14, 2014 9:31 am | by Eurekalert! | Comments

A team of Cardiff University researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US next year, the Cardiff team hope their research will help scientists...

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Cats Teach Robots How to Land on Their Feet

November 14, 2014 9:23 am | by Georgia Tech College of Computing | Comments

A cat always lands on its feet. At least, that’s how the adage goes. Karen Liu hopes that in the future, this will be true of robots as well. To understand the way feline or human behavior during falls might be applied to robot landings, Liu, an associate professor...

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Smart Phones Use QR Codes to Display 3D Images

November 14, 2014 9:18 am | by Eurekalert! | Comments

Quick Response (QR) codes -- the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters, and even business cards -- are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new research published...

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NASA Statement on Successful Rosetta Comet Landing

November 13, 2014 10:31 am | by NASA | Comments

The following statement is from John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, about the successful comet landing by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft: “We congratulate ESA...

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