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RFID Testbed Measures Multiple Tags At Once And Rapidly Assesses New Antenna Designs

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have designed a system capable of simultaneously measuring hundreds of radio frequency identification tags and rapidly testing new RFID tag prototypes. This testbed allows researchers to measure the signal...

Chemists measure chilli sauce hotness with nanotubes

9 years ago from Physorg

Oxford chemists have found a way of using carbon nanotubes to judge the heat of chilli sauces. The technology might soon be available commercially as a cheap, disposable sensor for...

Nanotube Production Leaps From Sooty Mess In Test Tube To Ready Formed Chemical Microsensors

9 years ago from Science Daily

Carbon nanotubes' potential as a super material is blighted by the fact that when first made they often take the form of an unprepossessing pile of sooty black mess in...

Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to form $14.55B wireless company

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Clearwire and Sprint Nextel will combine their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company.

Lab In A Drop: Pocket-sized PCR Rapid Test Including Sample Preparation

9 years ago from Science Daily

Jürgen Pipper and his team at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore have developed a rapid test for genetic diagnosis that combines the preparation of biological samples with...

Fungi may keep spent uranium from leaching

9 years ago from UPI

DUNDEE, Scotland, May 6 (UPI) -- Scottish scientists say fungi might be useful in determining depleted uranium's environmental fate by keeping it from leaching into the environment.

Electric fields could repel sharks

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Sharks have an innate ability to detect electric fields, useful for sensing the bioelectric activity of their prey.

Powerful New Laser Could Aid Search For Extrasolar Planets

9 years ago from PopSci

Scientists have shown off a new laser that boasts an incomparable mix of speed, short pulses and power. That's newsworthy in and of itself, but this laser, developed by researchers...

More Efficient Fuel Cells, Thanks To A New Catalyst

9 years ago from Science Daily

Methanol fuel cells are an efficient and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, but they are still not economically viable. Now, a University of the Basque Country research chemist has developed...

Investigators: Sea lion killers were familiar with traps

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Investigators think the killers navigated tricky waters in a restricted area, dropped the doors of two metal cages and then began firing a high-powered rifle at six...

Cars not sold on sustainability

9 years ago from Science Alert

Most vehicle ads in New Zealand do not mention greenhouse gas emissions, making it difficult for consumers to make an eco-friendly choice, a study has revealed.

Hard Drive Recovered from Columbia Shuttle Solves Physics Problem [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Researchers have finally published the results of data recovered from a cracked and singed hard drive that fell to Earth in the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia, which exploded...

Innovative technology provides insight into what`s below the Earth`s surface

9 years ago from Physorg

From oil fields and meteorite impact craters, to potential tsunami triggering submarine landslides, innovative new technology which provides images from below the Earth`s surface has been unveiled.

New technology rids microchips of defects

9 years ago from UPI

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers say they've created a method that rids microchips of tiny defects, possibly leading the way to smaller, more powerful nanometer-scale...

Uranium claims spring up along Grand Canyon rim

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

A rush to extract uranium on public lands pits environmentalists, who worry about the local effect, against mining companies, which point out that nuclear power wouldn't contribute to global warming. ...

Botulism neurotoxin antidote is sought

9 years ago from UPI

UPTON, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say they've taken the first step toward designing an effective antidote to the most potent form of Botulinum neurotoxin.

Quantum Mechanical Con Game: Winning Every Time

9 years ago from Science Daily

For the first time, physicists have come up with a scheme that would allow a quantum mechanical expert to win every time in a con game with a victim who...

Brain-training To Improve Memory Boosts Fluid Intelligence

9 years ago from Science Daily

Brain-training efforts designed to improve working memory can also boost scores in general problem-solving ability and improve fluid intelligence, according to new research. Many psychologists believe general intelligence can be...

Tiny microscope speeds diagnoses

9 years ago from Science Alert

Australian scientists have created a tiny microscope that can travel inside the human body in order to minimise diagnosis times and detect cancer earlier.

Electronic "ears" guide drills

9 years ago from Science Alert

Mining drills 300 metres below the ground could soon be directed by electronic ears that hear their location, thanks to Australian research.

Lasers And Milk: The Common Denominator

9 years ago from Science Daily

Reading about a "random laser" for the first time, you might wonder whether this term refers to the laser in your CD player which plays the song titles in the...

'Smart' power meters herald future of our electricity use

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Determined to cut his electricity bill, Darrell Brubaker took the usual steps of raising his air conditioner's thermostat and cooking more on the grill. But the key...

Smarter electric grid could be key to saving power

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The glowing amber dot on a light switch in the entryway of George Tsapoitis' house offers a clue about the future of electricity.

Yoga pose stretches leg, back muscles

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Perform this yoga pose to help your body find a balance between effort and ease. It will strengthen your lower body and provide a deep stretch in your back muscles....

New 3-D Test Method For Biomaterials 'Flat Out' Faster

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers report on a novel, 3-D screening method for analyzing interactions between cells and new biomaterials could cut initial analysis times by more than half. The technique, an advance over...

Video: Diesel Nano-Fix - from The Next Step

9 years ago from Live Science

Quantum experimentation yields better catalytic converters for cleaner air.

A New Polymer Product From Soy Oil, Not Petroleum

9 years ago from Science Daily

Hair-care products, wound-care dressings and drug encapsulation are among the potential uses of new, soy-oil-based polymers known as "hydrogels." Chemists developed the soy-oil-based hydrogels as a biodegradable alternative to the...

Chemists Point and Click on Specific Molecules

9 years ago from Science NOW

Technique could someday open new vistas in medical imaging