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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can ... read more

Nanoparticles Simplify DNA Identification and Quantification

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have been aiming to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary ... read more

Next-Generation Fuel Cells Are Ready for Low-Emission Electricity Production

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new-generation, long-life fuel cell system is under development, offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. The project will result in new, energy-efficient and commercially ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A metal-free process has been developed for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The transportation sector has the capacity to nearly halve its carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and, hence, to contribute far more than previously thought to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. ... read more

Taking Care of Old Oil Wells

Nov. 24, 2015 — Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking, an expensive exercise. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major ... read more

Innovative Reports to Help Utility Regulators, Policymakers and Electric Industry

Nov. 23, 2015 — The electric industry in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes for a number of reasons, including new and improved technologies, changing customer desires, low load growth in many regions, and ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Using their state-of-the-art simulation facility, scientists are exploring the use of car driving simulators as tools for training and testing drivers in order to reduce road traffic accidents and ... read more

Manipulating Transistors at Terahertz Frequencies

Nov. 23, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers has found a way of accessing the interior of transistors. The researchers have manipulated the electron gas contained within by applying resonators to ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Thermal expansion has now been measured at low temperatures for future space missions. The results of the project are of importance for further space missions that have already been planned, such as ... read more

Solutions to Reduce Effect of Wind Power on Digital Communications

Nov. 23, 2015 — Wind farms can now be designed to minimize their effects on television broadcasting and mobile communications. Methods and tools developed in a new research project allow an optimal location to be ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Scientists are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles. Widely used in marine oil and gas exploration, seismic surveys use airguns to produce sound waves that penetrate the ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood has been developed by a team of engineers. The technology could serve as ... read more

Breakthrough Allows Tracking of Single Molecules in 3-D With Nanoscale Accuracy

Nov. 23, 2015 — An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3-D at the nanoscale. Tracking how molecules move, form shapes and ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Superconductivity in thin films of MoS2 can survive under extremely high magnetic fields, and scientists have now provided the ... read more

Nov. 22, 2015 — The future of bio-inspired engineering or robotics will greatly benefit from lessons learned from plants, according to a group of researchers. They will share details about how studying plants ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Although today's pacemakers are lifesaving electronic devices, they are limited by their artificial nature. For example, the devices require regular maintenance, must be replaced periodically, ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic ... read more

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