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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Robotic Device That Tests Multiple Types of Handguns and Ammunition

May 19, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the successful completion of a robotic device that tests multiple types of handguns and ... read more

Nuclear Modernization Programs Threaten to Prolong the Nuclear Era

May 13, 2015 — Experts from the United States, Russia, and China present global perspectives on ambitious nuclear modernization programs that the world's nuclear-armed countries have ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. This first ... read more

May 11, 2015 — By combining 3-D holographic lithography and 2-D photolithography, researchers have demonstrated a high-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Researchers are working on 3-D bioprinting synthetic tissue that could help regenerate nerve cells in patients with spinal cord ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Robotic dogs are likely to replace the real thing in households worldwide in as little as a decade, as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Groundbreaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material, ... read more

Altering Genes With the Aid of Light

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. Now researchers have found a way to control the process with higher precision, by using ... read more

May 8, 2015 — For the last decade, scientists have deployed increasingly capable underwater robots to map and monitor pockets of the ocean to track the health of fisheries, and survey marine habitats and species. ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Technological limitations have made studying friction on the atomic scale difficult, but researchers have now made advances in that quest on two fronts. By speeding up a real atomic force microscope ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of ... read more

May 5, 2015 — What if a new material would allow for development of a 'soft robot' that could reconfigure its own shape and move using its own internally generated ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Scientists have built a low-cost centimeter-accurate GPS system that reduces location errors from the size of a large car to the size of a nickel -- a more than 100 times increase in accuracy. The ... read more

May 3, 2015 — In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers have successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that ... read more

May 1, 2015 — A safe surgical clip that dissolves, which is absorbed by the body after a certain period of time, has been created by researchers. Clinical use of this clip is expected because it can reduce the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions -- from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling -- to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape. Researchers have for the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3-D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have dramatically improved the performance of graphene by encapsulating it in boron nitride. They’ve now shown they can similarly improve the performance of another 2D material, ... read more

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