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Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics...

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Tattoo Biobatteries Produce Power from Sweat

August 13, 2014 12:17 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration...

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Photos of the Day: 'Street View' Goes Undersea

August 13, 2014 9:44 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. government scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in the Florida Keys this week in hopes of applying "street view" mapping to research and management plans in marine sanctuaries nationwide ...  

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Google Maps Underwater Wonders

August 13, 2014 9:43 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Comments

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders...

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A New Class of Semiconducting Materials

August 13, 2014 1:09 am | by University of Notre Dame | Comments

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites. The term "perovskites..."

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Robotic-Assisted Imaging

August 13, 2014 1:05 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

  While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In another study Kurt Boman, MD, of Umeå University in Sweden...

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Could Hemp Nanosheets Topple Graphene for Making the Ideal Supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014 12:58 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors...

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Angling in the Data Lake

August 13, 2014 12:53 am | by GE Reports | Comments

GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to the ...        

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Apple's Tech Jobs Held Mostly by White, Asian Men

August 13, 2014 12:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent...

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Challenges & Strategies for Women Pursuing STEM Careers

August 12, 2014 5:17 pm | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those ...    

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Photos of the Day: NASA Satellites Get 2.0 Update

August 12, 2014 10:33 am | by NASA | Comments

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission...

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NASA’s Space Station Fix-It Demo for Satellites

August 12, 2014 10:20 am | by NASA | Comments

Who doesn’t love an upgrade? Newer, better and oh so shiny is great, but what’s really fantastic is when a change unlocks new possibilities. That’s the case with NASA’s fix-it investigation on the International Space Station, the Robotic Refueling Mission...

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Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook's Messenger App

August 12, 2014 9:39 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive.One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral...

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Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology

August 11, 2014 4:22 pm | by Julie Pace & Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | Comments

The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout of President Barack Obama's...

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A Closer Look: Multitasking on Mobile Devices

August 11, 2014 4:17 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app...

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