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New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device

Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device

A team of researchers has just announced a new paint-on battery design.

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New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space

Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space

For a few hundred dollars, anyone can now buy time to run their own experiments aboard a small satellite set to launch next year.

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Scientists Twist Light to Send Data

Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Twist Light to Send Data

A USC-led team demonstrates that beams of light can be twisted and combined to transmit data at dramatically increased speeds.

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Electronic Devices Mysteriously Stop Working Near Massive Baltic Sea Object

Written by on June 25, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Electronic Devices Mysteriously Stop Working Near Massive Baltic Sea Object

Electronic equipment mysteriously stopped functioning when divers got close to the massive underwater object in the Baltic Sea.

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Scientists Discover New Material with Amazing Properties

Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover New Material with Amazing Properties

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously magnetically and electrically polarizable.

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Sea Waves as Renewable Resource in New Energy Converter Design

Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 2 Comments
Sea Waves as Renewable Resource in New Energy Converter Design

Researchers have designed and simulated a new energy conversion device that more efficiently converts sea wave energy into electrical energy.

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New All-carbon Solar Cell Harnesses Infrared Light

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
New All-carbon Solar Cell Harnesses Infrared Light

A new type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore.

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Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Researchers have designed a robot finger that can outperform humans in the basic yet complex sensory task of touching.

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Sustainable Denim Manufacturing Process Creates ‘Green’ Jeans

Posted by on June 19, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Sustainable Denim Manufacturing Process Creates ‘Green’ Jeans

Advanced Denim can produce a pair of jeans using up to 92 percent less water and up to 30 percent less energy than conventional denim manufacturing methods.

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Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Humanoid Robot Learns Language Like a Baby

With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors.

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Giant Solar Plane Completes Spain-Morocco Flight

Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Giant Solar Plane Completes Spain-Morocco Flight

(CNN) Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse in Rabat – 19 hours after taking off from Madrid. The plane – the size of a jumbo jet – was powered by 12,000 solar cells turning four electrical motors. The 2,500km-trip (1,550 miles), begun in Switzerland in May, is described as a rehearsal for a world […]

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7 Remarkable Futuristic Materials

Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
7 Remarkable Futuristic Materials

(ThomasNet) Materials science continues to develop new substances with remarkable attributes, as well as inventive new combinations of traits. Sophisticated new materials are already playing a major role in engineering, medicine, science, design and manufacturing, as well as in everyday life. Here we highlight some new and inventive materials that are bringing science fiction closer […]

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Astronaut on International Space Station (ISS) to Livestream the Transit of Venus from Space [video]

Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Astronaut on International Space Station (ISS) to Livestream the Transit of Venus from Space [video]

High above Earth on the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Don Pettit is about to become the first human to witness and photograph a transit of Venus from space.  His images and commentary will be streamed live to Earth during the crossing on June 5, 2012. “I’ve been planning this for a while,” says Pettit, […]

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Self-Driving Cars Head Down Spanish Motorway

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Self-Driving Cars Head Down Spanish Motorway

(Discovery News) A convoy of self-driving cars has taken to a public motorway in Spain in normal traffic, a world first, according to Swedish car maker Volvo. A professional driver took the lead of the convoy in a truck, and was followed by four self-driven Volvo vehicles: a second truck and three cars, Volvo said […]

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SpaceX’s Dragon Craft Makes Historic Hookup with Space Station

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Earth & Space, Technology with 0 Comments
SpaceX’s Dragon Craft Makes Historic Hookup with Space Station

(MSNBC) The International Space Station’s crew reached out today with a robotic arm to grab SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule and brought it in for the orbital outpost’s first-ever hookup with a commercial spaceship. It marks the station’s first linkup with a U.S.-made spacecraft since last year’s retirement of NASA’s space shuttle fleet, and potentially opens […]

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