Satellite Data Could Improve Safety at Sea
Posted January 30, 2015 by in News
A new satellite imaging concept proposed by University of Leicester-led team could significantly reduce search areas for missing boats and planes. A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in...
Electric Cars: Buyers Want Battery Leasing
Posted January 29, 2015 by in News
A proper choice of business model plays a critical role in electric vehicle industry where many consumers are subject to range and resale anxieties. In particular, a combination of owning or leasing e...
New Instrument to Study the Extreme Universe
Posted January 28, 2015 by in News
What are the high-energy processes in the Universe that occur in the immediate vicinity of a black hole? To study a question like this one cannot simply utilize a high-resolution telescope. Even with ...
Drones for Precision Agriculture
Posted January 27, 2015 by in News
Comparing an unmanned aerial vehicle to a magnetic resonance imaging machine may seem odd, but that is how the director of the Mississippi State University Geosystems Research Institute sees it. ...
Chemists Find a Way to Unboil Eggs
Posted January 26, 2015 by in News
UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites -- an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 ...
Revolutionary Device Lowers Blood Pressure
Posted January 23, 2015 by in News
A revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures -- according to res...
World’s Longest ‘Flat Pack’ Arch Bridge
Posted January 22, 2015 by in News
Civil Engineers at Queen's University Belfast in collaboration with pre-cast concrete specialists Macrete Ireland have developed the world's longest 'flat pack' arch bridge. Based on the 'FlexiArch' ...
Antireflective Surface on Silicon Solar Cells
Posted January 21, 2015 by in News
Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections. No...
Solar and Wind Powered Public Lighting System
Posted January 20, 2015 by in News
Ramon Bargallo is a researcher belonging to the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Barcelona College of Industrial Engineering (EUETIB) of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). In c...
New Device for Measuring How Birds Take Flight
Posted January 16, 2015 by in News
It's quite easy to look at a bird and deduce that it flies by flapping its wings, but understanding exactly how a bird generates lift has long eluded scientists. Now engineers at Stanford have develo...
Huge 3D Displays Without 3D Glasses
Posted January 15, 2015 by in News
A new invention opens the door to a new generation of outdoor displays. Different pictures can be seen at different angles, creating 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses. Public screenings have...
A New Step Towards Using Graphene in Electronic Applications
Posted January 14, 2015 by in News
Few materials have received as much attention from the scientific world or have raised so many hopes with a view to their potential deployment in new applications as graphene has. This is largely due ...
Robots Learn to Use Tools by Watching YouTube
Posted January 13, 2015 by in News
Imagine having a personal robot prepare your breakfast every morning. Now, imagine that this robot didn't need any help figuring out how to make the perfect omelet, because it learned all the necessar...
Wearable Technology: Man Goes Home Without Heart
Posted January 12, 2015 by in News
The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a patient with a total artificial heart, a first in heart care in Michigan. The Freedom® Driver, a portable 13-pound devi...
Preventing Transformer Explosions
Posted January 9, 2015 by in News
Technology used in the crumple zones of cars can avert serious explosions in transformers, believe researchers. "Transformer failures have cost human lives when things have gone seriously wrong," s...
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