High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues
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Posted July 23, 2014 by in News
A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and...
           
Super-Sensitive Fly-Inspired Sound Detector
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Posted July 22, 2014 by in News
Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty — at least to crickets. Native to the southea...
           
Tiny Laser Sensor Improves Bomb Detection
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Posted July 21, 2014 by in News
New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, ...
           
New Material Puts a Twist in Light
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Posted July 18, 2014 by in News
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less car...
           
Best-Ever Efficiency Points to Clean, Green Gas-Diesel Engine
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Posted July 17, 2014 by in News
The one-cylinder test engine in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab is connected to a life-support system of pipes, tubes, ducts and cables. You might think that the engine resembles...
           
New Materials for Future Green Tech Devices
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Posted July 16, 2014 by in News
From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice ver...
           
Fuel Cells for Powering Homes
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Posted July 15, 2014 by in News
Fuel cells are similar to batteries, but they differ from them mainly in that they are continually resupplied by the reagents consumed, typically oxygen and hydrogen. “After the process to gener...
           
Getting a Charge out of Water Droplets: Water Jumping from a Superhydrophobic Surface can be Harnessed to Produce Electricity
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Posted July 14, 2014 by in News
Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same t...
           
Silicon Oxide for Better Computer Memory: Use of Porous Silicon Oxide Reduces Forming Voltage, Improves Manufacturability
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Posted July 11, 2014 by in News
This scanning electron microscope image and schematic show the design and composition of new RRAM memory devices based on porous silicon oxide that were created at Rice University.CREDIT: Tour Group/R...
           
Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future Based on Nanoantennas
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Posted July 10, 2014 by in News
TAU researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world The team’s nanoantenna technology permits newly designed holograms to replicate the appearance of depth ...
           
Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance
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Posted July 9, 2014 by in News
Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times From left, (b) unpurified sand, (c) purified sand, and (d...
           
Solar Modules Embedded in Glass Last Longer
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Posted July 8, 2014 by in News
Organic solar modules have advantages over silicon solar cells. However, one critical problem is their shorter operating life. Researchers are working on a promising solution: they are using flexible ...
           
Efficient Thermal Cooling and Heating
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Posted July 7, 2014 by in News
Thermal systems use heat to produce cold, and vice versa. To do so, a material is needed that can dissipate water vapor particularly well and quickly. A new method simply applies this property as a la...
           
Power Consumption of Robot Joints Could Be 40% Less
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Posted July 3, 2014 by in News
A study conducted at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has studied how it is possible to save energy in the propulsion of flexible joints without losing precision Robots are being increasin...
           
Toward a New Way to Keep Electronics from Overheating
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Posted July 2, 2014 by in News
Computer technology has transformed the way we live, but as consumers expect ever more from their devices at faster speeds, personal computers as well as larger computing systems can overheat. This ca...
           
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