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Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading to Public Streets

May 15, 2015 9:24 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars...

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Researchers Hone Technique For Finding Signs of Life on the Red Planet

May 15, 2015 9:17 am | by University of Kansas | Comments

For centuries, people have imagined the possibility of life on Mars. But long-held dreams that Martians could be invaders of Earth, or little green men, or civilized superbeings...

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Photos of the Day: Translating Thought To Print

May 15, 2015 9:06 am | by Kelsey Damrad, Civil and Environmental Engineering | Comments

Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel.  MIT research has explained some of the material’s mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources...

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It's the Final Act for Larsen B Ice Shelf, NASA Finds

May 15, 2015 8:47 am | by NASA | Comments

A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and is likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.  A team led by Ala Khazendar...

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ORNL Demonstrates First Large-Scale Graphene Fabrication

May 15, 2015 8:42 am | by Doe/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Graphene, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber...

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Safety Technology Might Have Prevented Deadly Amtrak Crash

May 14, 2015 9:50 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered by accident ... 

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Photos of the Day: Researchers Build New Fermion Microscope

May 14, 2015 9:29 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist...

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Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday

May 14, 2015 9:20 am | by NASA | Comments

An asteroid, designated 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the moon on May 14. To put it another way, at its closest point, the asteroid will get no closer than 6.3 million miles away...

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Researchers Discover 'Swing-Dancing' Pairs of Electrons

May 14, 2015 9:16 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can "swing dance." This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum devices...

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New Shortcut to Solar Cells

May 14, 2015 9:10 am | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon...

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Cause of Galactic Death: Strangulation

May 14, 2015 9:05 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

As murder mysteries go, it's a big one: how do galaxies die and what kills them? A new study, published today in the journal Nature, has found that the primary cause of galactic death is strangulation, which occurs after galaxies...

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Cybersecurity and the Artificial Pancreas: What Are the Risks?

May 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | Comments

An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical supervision...

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MACOM Announces Fourth Generation GaN Technology

May 13, 2015 2:23 pm | by MACOM | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.  (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave...

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What To Do If Phones Fill Up With Photos

May 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up. Many phones don't let you add storage, and moving images to a personal computer is complicated for many people...

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Blind Signatures Using Offline Repositories

May 13, 2015 9:48 am | by World Scientific | Comments

Digital signatures are mechanisms for authenticating the validity or authorship of a certain digital message and they aim to be digital counterparts to real (or analog) signatures. The concept was introduced by Diffie and Hellman in 1976...

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