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Mixing Light at the Nanoscale

November 18, 2014 10:48 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light ...

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A Wakeup Call for Europe's Comet Lander

November 18, 2014 10:36 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet will send a second round of scientific data back to Earth ...                     

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Google Data Center Powered by Dutch Wind Energy

November 18, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building ...                   

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Anritsu Extends Industry Leadership with GCF LTE Protocol Conformance for Chinese Carriers

November 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Anritsu Company | Comments

Anritsu Company, as part of its commitment to support global wireless standards, has announced that it has Global Certification Forum (GCF)-approved TD-LTE test cases in the IMS Voice over LTE (VoLTE)-related technology of aSRVCC ...                  

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A Bike Path Near Amsterdam Is Now Generating Solar Power

November 17, 2014 12:09 pm | by Randy Rieland | Comments

This week, in the Amsterdam suburb of Krommenie, a little stretch of bikeway officially opened to the public. It’s not all that long—not even three-quarters the length of an American football field—but it is perhaps a glimpse into the future for a country that has almost 22,000 miles ...

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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...

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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