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Dynamic Watermarking Could Help Solve Security Issues in Connected Vehicles

14 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

Working in the Texas A&M's Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory, Dr. P.R.Kumar, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with graduate students Bharadwaj Satchidanandan and Woo-Hyun Ko,...

Atomic Structure of Irradiated Materials Is More Akin to Liquid Than Glass

14 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

Materials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage. At the nanoscale, these incident neutrons collide with a material's atoms, which then collide with each other. The resulting disordered...

Understanding Stars: How Tornado-Shaped Flow in a Dynamo Strengthens the Magnetic Field

14 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new simulation based on the von-Karman-Sodium (VKS) dynamo experiment takes a closer look at how the liquid vortex created by the device generates a magnetic field. Researchers investigated the...

Research Reveals Insights Into Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanostructures

14 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

University of Arkansas physicists are able to accurately describe the geometric structure of gold nanobars, enabling more precise coupling of plasmonic nanostructures with light.

Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance

14 min ago from UPI

Northrop Grumman has received a $49.4 million contract for parts, material and labor required for maintenance of the MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system.

Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposure

14 min ago from Physorg

It may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are developing techniques to explore the...

Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle

2 hours ago from UPI

Boeing has been awarded a $1 billion contract for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, which includes payload design, ground testing and integration with other systems.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

2 hours ago from Physorg

Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Sheffield energy experts design cooling system for Qatar 2022 stadium

2 hours ago from Physorg

A unique system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially...

Total synthesis of flueggenine C via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier reaction

2 hours ago from Physorg

The first total synthesis of dimeric securinega alkaloid (-)-flueggenine C was completed via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier (RC) reaction. The research team led by Professor Sunkyu Han in the Department...

James Bond actor Roger Moore dead at 89

2 hours ago from UPI

Roger Moore, a British actor who played 007 in seven films, died May 23 in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.

U.S. gasoline needs lower on improved fuel economy

3 hours ago from UPI

Improved fuel economies for light-duty vehicles in the United States means gasoline demand could trend lower, a federal brief published Tuesday found.

New blackbody force depends on spacetime geometry and topology

3 hours ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—In 2013, a group of physicists from Austria proposed the existence of a new and unusual force called the "blackbody force." Blackbodies—objects that absorb all incoming light and therefore appear...

How gold can recycle biofuel waste into useful additive

4 hours ago from Physorg

Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of...

High voltage for tomorrow's particle accelerator

4 hours ago from Physorg

On behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production of extremely precise, high voltage pulses that could be used in the next generation...

Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge

4 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that...

Report sheds new insights on the spin dynamics of a material candidate for low-power devices

5 hours ago from Physorg

Computers process and transfer data through electrical currents passing through tiny circuits and wires. As these currents meet with resistance, they create heat that can undermine the efficiency and even...

Astronomers use bubbles to look for WIMPs

5 hours ago from Physorg

Invisible, imperceptible and yet far more common than ordinary matter, dark matter makes up an astounding 85 percent of the universe's mass. Physicists are slowly but steadily tracking down the...

Weyl fermions exhibit paradoxical behavior

5 hours ago from Physorg

Theoretical physicists have found Weyl fermions to exhibit paradoxical behavior in contradiction to a 30-year-old fundamental theory of electromagnetism. The discovery has possible applications in spintronics. The study has...

Graphene on silicon carbide can store energy

5 hours ago from Physorg

By introducing defects into the perfect surface of graphene on silicon carbide, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have increased the capacity of the material to store electrical charge. This...

A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

7 hours ago from Physorg

Materials classified as "nanoporous" have structures (or "frameworks") with pores up to 100 nm in diameter. These include diverse materials used in different fields from gas separation, catalysis, and even...

Flynn pleads Fifth in Russia probe, accused of lying during background check

18 hours ago from UPI

Former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn on Monday declined a Senate subpoena to hand over documents related to its Russia investigation.

Two Simple Building Blocks Produce Complex 3-D Material

18 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Northwestern University scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made.

Amphibious car makes unexpected exit from River Thames

20 hours ago from UPI

Visitors to the Thames River in England captured footage of an unusual vehicle, an amphibious car, making its exit from the water.

Trump Meets Orb: 5 Interesting Facts About Crystal Balls

21 hours ago from Live Science

From their origins with the Druids to their modern manufacture, here are five facts about crystal balls.

Researchers Find Computer Code That Volkswagen Used to Cheat Emissions Tests

21 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put...

Sheffield bioenergy experts collaborate with Egyptian partners to produce drinking water

22 hours ago from Physorg

Seawater in Egypt could be turned into drinking water using biomass energy as a source of heat in a new collaborative project from academics at the University of Sheffield UK...

Zach Hartwig: Applying diverse skills in pursuit of a fusion breakthrough

23 hours ago from MIT Research

Making nuclear fusion a practical energy source is a complex challenge that will require diverse capabilities — like the scientific, engineering, communication, and leadership skills that Zach Hartwig has applied during almost a decade...