Device for Running Shoes That Prevents Injuries
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Posted October 31, 2014 by in News
El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuri...
           
Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?
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Posted October 30, 2014 by in News
Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insuf...
           
Laser Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions
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Posted October 29, 2014 by in News
Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester’s OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets...
           
Heat-Driven Decay in Electric Vehicle Batteries
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Posted October 28, 2014 by in News
Rechargeable electric vehicles are one of the greatest tools against rising pollution and carbon emissions, and their widespread adoption hinges on battery performance. Scientists specializing in nano...
           
Cutting Power Could Dramatically Boost Laser Output
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Posted October 27, 2014 by in News
Lasers — devices that deliver beams of highly organized light — are so deeply integrated into modern technology that their basic operations would seem well understood. CD players, medical ...
           
Global Boom in Hydropower Expected This Decade
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Posted October 24, 2014 by in News
An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydr...
           
World’s Fastest Manufacture of Battery Electrodes
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Posted October 23, 2014 by in News
New world record: Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) increased the manufacturing speed of electrode foils coated batch-wise by a factor of three — to 100 meters per minute...
           
What a ‘Star Wars’ Laser Bullet Really Looks Like
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Posted October 22, 2014 by in News
Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroun...
           
First Driverless Vehicles for Public Launched in Singapore
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Posted October 21, 2014 by in News
Fancy a stroll in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens? Why not up the ante, book a ride online and take a driverless buggy ride through the gardens? Making this a reality are researchers and engineers fr...
           
Scientists Create Possible Precursor to Life
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Posted October 20, 2014 by in News
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the fu...
           
New Catalyst Could Improve Biofuels Production
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Posted October 17, 2014 by in News
Washington State University researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to making biofuels cheaply and more efficiently. Led by Voiland Distinguished Professor Yong Wang, the researchers...
           
Researchers Develop World’s Thinnest Electric Generator
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Posted October 16, 2014 by in News
Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an a...
           
How the Fruit Fly Could Help Us Sniff out Drugs and Bombs
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Posted October 15, 2014 by in News
A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found. Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that...
           
First Observation of Atomic Diffusion Inside Bulk Material
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Posted October 14, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have obtained the first direct observations of atomic diffusion inside a bulk material. The research, which could be used ...
           
Variable Glass Coatings to Stop Condensation on Windows
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Posted October 13, 2014 by in News
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time...
           
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