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Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronics

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

The memo stops short of entirely banning fitness trackers or other electronic devices

Smart Wristband With Wireless Link to Smartphones Could Monitor Health, Environmental Exposures

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. Their technology,...

Raytheon to open new radar testing plant

1 week ago from UPI

Raytheon is opening a 30,000-square-foot, $72 million facility in Andover, Mass., for testing of current and future advanced radar systems.

Cincinnati Bengals activate LB Vontaze Burfict

1 week ago from UPI

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict passed his physical and is expected to practice on Monday, the team announced.

Looking Inside a Nuclear Fuel Pin to Improve Nuclear Energy

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers must develop new methods to investigate nuclear fuel's structural, thermodynamic and chemical characteristics. An S&T researcher has developed a mobile platform the size of a microwave that can see...

Expanding the limits of Li-ion batteries: Electrodes for all-solid-state batteries

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. The fabricated batteries showed excellent electrochemical properties...

Lockheed receives contract for advanced satellite communications

1 week ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $32 million contract to implement operational resiliency phase one for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite Vehicle 4.

Terrell Owens, 44, works out for CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

1 week ago from UPI

Terrell Owens worked out for the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders, one day after hosting an unconventional Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Fast starts could be key in Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks series

1 week ago from UPI

The Arizona Diamondbacks like to use the term "downhill baseball" when describing their desired style of play.

Ricocheting radio waves monitor the tiniest movements in a room

1 week ago from Science Daily

Metamaterials researchers have shown that patterns made by radio waves can detect a person's presence and location anywhere inside of a room. The technology is sensitive enough to detect a...

Ricocheting radio waves monitor the tiniest movements in a room

1 week ago from Physorg

Relief may be on the horizon for anyone who has ever jumped around a room like a jack-in-the-box to get motion-sensing lights to turn back on, thanks to a new...

Concepts for new switchable plasmonic nanodevices

1 week ago from Science Daily

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the next-generation of integrated nanophotonic circuits for information processing, optical computing and others....

Chinese experts claim ‘successful’ test of nuclear capable ‘waverider'

1 week ago from UPI

China has successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft that can "break any missile defense system," the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics said.

Scientists register strong toroidal dipole response in wide frequency range

1 week ago from Physorg

Physicists have managed to create an experimental structure with a strong toroidal dipole response of the electromagnetic field over a wide frequency range. This response is associated with a special...

New approach yields high-purity radium for medical applications

1 week ago from Physorg

Producing radium isotopes to treat cancer could get easier. Researchers developed a method to recover medical radium isotopes. The process begins with the dissolved proton-irradiated thorium target solution. The process...

The World's Deepest, Rarest Diamonds Revealed a Big Secret About Our Planet's Interior

1 week ago from

Only about 0.02 percent of the world's diamonds are naturally blue. That rare minority holds some huge secrets about the Earth.

Physicists Tied Laser Beams into Knots

1 week ago from

The technology could improve future precision light sources. But right now the biggest surprise is how many holes there are in a laser figure-eight.

Tiny robots being designed for delicate procedures

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Roboticists are envisioning a future in which soft, animal-inspired robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body. Although centimeter-sized soft robots have been...

Watch: Sox's Andrew Benintendi uses walk-off single to beat Yankees in extras

1 week ago from UPI

Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi beat the New York Yankees with a walk-off single in the 10th inning Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

It'll be toasty

When the Bloodhound supersonic car attempts to break the land speed record, managing heat around the vehicle is going to be important.

BMW apologizes over engine fires caused by hardware problem

1 week ago from Physorg

BMW AG's Korean unit apologized Monday over engine fires that prompted recalls and a probe, seeking to allay concerns over images of cars engulfed in flames.

The marriage of topology and magnetism in a Weyl system

1 week ago from Physorg

Topology is a global aspect of materials, leading to fundamental new properties for compounds with large relativistic effects. The incorporation of heavy elements gives rise to non-trivial topological phases of...

Strange metals are even weirder than scientists thought

1 week ago from

Some strange metals are odd in more ways than one, and that could help scientists understand high-temperature superconductors.

A periodic table of molecular knots

1 week ago from Physorg

Consider a short piece of rope—could you guess which knots are more likely to form if you crumple and shake it? Synthetic chemists have long been working on a molecular...

Fusion start-ups think they can revolutionize energy in the coming decades

1 week ago from C&EN

With the help of venture capital funding and new technologies, a cadre of companies want to connect fusion energy to the grid in the next 20 years. But is it...

Philadelphia Eagles sign S Corey Graham to one-year contract

1 week ago from UPI

The Philadelphia Eagles signed safety Corey Graham to a one-year contract, the team announced Sunday.

Light rail transit: Gaining on the competition

1 week ago from Science Blog

With transportation once again emitting the largest amount of greenhouse gas emissions into America’s air, it is now more important than ever to significantly reduce these and other air-pollutant emissions....

WWII-era plane crashes, kills 20 in Switzerland

1 week ago from UPI

A vintage World War II-era plane crashed into a Swiss mountainside, killing all 20 people on board, local police said.