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Space Fleets Stay In Formation Magnetically

9 years ago from Space.com

Spacecraft flying in formation could use magnets to align themselves.

Hydrogen For Fuel Cells Extracted From Formic Acid At Room Temperature

9 years ago from Science Daily

Matthias Beller and his team at the Leibniz Institute of Catalysis in Rostock have succeeded in the controlled extraction of hydrogen from formic acid without the need for a high-temperature...

Undergrad Has Sweet Success With Invention Of Artificial Golgi

9 years ago from Science Daily

A graduating senior has put his basic knowledge of sugars to exceptional use by creating a lab-on-a-chip device that builds complex, highly specialized sugar molecules, mimicking one of the most...

New maths improves sleep monitoring

9 years ago from Science Alert

A researcher has invented a new way of monitoring breathing during sleep using a formula based on chaos theory, making the process cheaper and simpler.

The Littlest Big Bang

9 years ago from PopSci

The device is a cylinder a bit smaller than a pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to just above absolute zero. Inside, a young universe—or something very much like...

A 'squeeze' in cuprates may explain superconducting temperatures

9 years ago from Physorg

New experiments at Cornell have verified a theory that variations in the distance between atoms in cuprate superconductors account for differences in the temperature at which the material begins to...

Controversial energy drink aims for Canadian shelves

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A Las Vegas-based company is aiming to bring its controversial energy drink mix to Canada this summer, amid complaints the beverage glamourizes drug culture.

Hitachi Delivers Performance Without Sacrifice in New 7,200 RPM Travelstar HDD

9 years ago from Physorg

Hitachi Global Storage today began shipment of its fourth-generation 7,200 RPM mobile hard drive, the Travelstar 7K320.

Harnessing sunlight on the cheap

9 years ago from Physorg

For a project that could be on the very cutting edge of renewable energy, this one is actually decidedly low tech--and that's the point.

Engineers 'bone' up on biological materials

9 years ago from Physorg

In a recent feature article published in Materials Research Society's Bulletin, Dr Michelle Oyen explores the potential uses of synthetic bone-like material. Michelle suggests that these materials will be too...

Feature: The power of plants

9 years ago from Science Alert

Every minute of every day, plants around the globe convert 50,000 tonnes of sugar they’ve produced by photosynthesis into high-energy molecules to drive their growth. Marcia Van Zeller investigates the...

System uses sound to find whales, avoid ship strikes

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A spotter bangs three times on the boat's cabin roof, signaling the captain to cut the throttle - now. In the foggy gray of Cape Cod Bay,...

Powering Cars of the Future Fuels Students' Success

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Mississippi State University engineering students lead an international competition to bring more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles into the marketplace. General Motor's Challenge X competition completes its final stretch with a national...

New Cell-based Sensors Sniff Out Danger Like Bloodhounds

9 years ago from Science Daily

Engineers are developing advanced "cell-based sensors-on-a-chip" technology. These tiny sensors, only a few millimeters in size, could speed up and improve the detection of everything from explosive materials to biological...

Contact Through Silver Particles in Ink

9 years ago from Physorg

Modern cars are full of sensors. The optimum quantity of air in the intake tract of a combustion engine is regulated by thermoelectric flow sensors, for instance. They measure which...

MIT examines reality of slashing gasoline use

9 years ago from MIT Research

It is possible to slash fuel use by all vehicles on U.S. roads to pre-2000 levels within a few decades, but doing so would require immediate action on several challenging...

Super-sizing great for your wallet but not your waist

9 years ago from Physorg

From mega mugs of soda that don't even fit into the average car cup holder to jumbo orders of fries that could feed an elephant, many fast-food restaurants are offering...

Really?: The Claim: Running Outdoors Burns More Calories

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Most avid runners have a strong preference for either pavement or treadmills, but how do the two differ in producing results?

New cell-based sensors sniff out danger like bloodhounds

9 years ago from Physorg

A small, unmanned vehicle makes its way down the road ahead of a military convoy. Suddenly it stops and relays a warning to the convoy commander. The presence of a...

'Crispy noodle' chemistry could reduce carbon emissions

9 years ago from Physorg

A new material developed in Manchester, which has a structure that resembles crispy noodles, could help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being pumped out and drive the next generation...

Berkeley Lab researchers propose a new breed of supercomputers

9 years ago from Physorg

Three researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy`s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have proposed an innovative way to improve global climate change predictions by using a supercomputer with...

Intel, Samsung, TSMC Reach Agreement for 450mm Wafer Manufacturing Transition

9 years ago from Physorg

Intel Corp., Samsung Electronics and TSMC today announced they have reached agreement on the need for industry-wide collaboration to target a transition to larger, 450mm-sized wafers starting in 2012. The...

Smart Miniature Pump Could Deliver Medicine

9 years ago from Science Daily

An innovative micro-pump makes it possible for tiny quantities of liquid -- such as medicines -- to be dosed accurately and flexibly. Active composites and an electronic control mechanism ensure...

Shpyrko receives APS organization's Young Investigator Award

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) Users Organization has named Oleg G. Shpyrko as the recipient of the 2008 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes an important technical or...

Ultrasound Can Drain The Color From Toxic Dyes

9 years ago from Science Daily

Brightly colored dyes such as the shimmering Congo Red commonly used in silk clothing manufacture are notoriously difficult to dispose of in an environmentally benign way.

Tiny Electronics: Contact Through Silver Particles In Ink

9 years ago from Science Daily

Conductor paths in sensor systems have to be correctly "wired." Now, instead of using obtrusive connecting wires, researchers print the conductor paths. The connections thus produced are thinner, and the...

Is quantum Internet search on the way?

9 years ago from Physorg

In classical computing, random access memory (RAM) is needed to make things “work.” But it is subject to a certain level of energy loss. But what if you could create...

A Dump Truck for the 21st Century [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

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