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Scientists Film Shock Waves in Diamond

June 18, 2015 9:14 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton DESY | Comments

Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds. The study headed by DESY scientists opens up new possibilities for studying the properties of materials. Thanks to the extremely bright and short X-ray flashes...

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Researchers Design Placenta-on-a-Chip to Better Understand Pregnancy

June 18, 2015 9:11 am | by NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development | Comments

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta...

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Indiana University Scientists Create Computational Algorithm for Fact-Checking

June 18, 2015 9:07 am | by Indiana University | Comments

Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking. In the first use of this method, IU scientists created a simple computational fact-checker...

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Toward Nanorobots That Swim Through Blood to Deliver Drugs

June 17, 2015 2:32 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Someday, treating patients with nanorobots could become standard practice to deliver medicine specifically to parts of the body affected by disease. But merely injecting drug-loaded nanoparticles might not always be enough to get them where they need to go. Now scientists...

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Major U.S. Army Network Modernization Program Moves to Full-Rate Production

June 17, 2015 2:25 pm | by PEO C3T | Comments

The Army has received approval to proceed to full-rate production, or FRP, and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, Increment 2. The approval was the result of...

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A New Look at Surface Chemistry

June 17, 2015 2:11 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

For the first time in the long and vaunted history of scanning electron microscopy, the unique atomic structure at the surface of a material has been resolved. This landmark in scientific imaging was made possible by a new analytic technique developed by a multi-institutional team of researchers...

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Astronomers Find Best Observational Evidence of First-Generation Stars in the Universe

June 17, 2015 2:04 pm | by University of California - Riverside | Comments

Astronomers using theEuropean Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered by far the brightest galaxy yet found in the early universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it...

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UC Research Explores National Trends in Commuting Patterns

June 17, 2015 11:32 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

An investigation of excess commuting in 25 U.S. metropolitan areas over the past two decades finds that nearly all workers experienced a longer drive, but at different rates. In Ohio, however, workers driving to the City of Columbus are experiencing shorter trips than they were in the past...

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Army Moves to Electronic Publishing

June 17, 2015 10:00 am | by Michael Casey | Comments

The Army is pushing knowledge to the point of need by making e-Publications, or EPUB, available for download to Soldiers' mobile devices. Doctrinal publications are accessible as Portable Document Formats, also known as PDFs...

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First Humanoid Robot In Space Receives NASA Government Invention of the Year

June 17, 2015 9:50 am | by NASA | Comments

If you ever visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and get to meet the Robonaut 2 prototype, be sure to shake the robot’s hand, since it can do that, and congratulate it. The actual Robonaut 2 (R2), the first humanoid robot in space, was recently selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014...

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Photos of the Day: First Humanoid Robot In Space

June 17, 2015 9:49 am | by NASA | Comments

If you ever visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center and get to meet the Robonaut 2 prototype, be sure to shake the robot’s hand, since it can do that, and congratulate it. The actual Robonaut 2 (R2), the first humanoid robot in space, was recently selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014...

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NASA, German Aerospace Center Partner for Research into Advanced Aircraft

June 17, 2015 9:41 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed agreements to work together to reduce aircraft noise and advance research into rotorcraft, two projects that extend years of vital cooperation between the two agencies...

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Amplifying Small Motions in Large Motions

June 17, 2015 9:31 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

For several years now, the research groups of MIT professors of computer science and engineering William Freeman and Frédo Durand have been investigating techniques for amplifying movements captured by video but indiscernible to the human eye...

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Cellulose From Wood Can Be Printed in 3-D

June 17, 2015 9:20 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material...

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Can Personal Devices Interfere with Hospital Care?

June 17, 2015 9:16 am | by Concordia University | Comments

Thousands of patients die each year in hospitals across North America due to medical errors that could be prevented were doctors and nurses provided with instant access to patient records via wireless technology. Cue the catch-22: the electromagnetic radiation...

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