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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

Destructive Factors Causing Deterioration of Paints on Buildings Walls

May 27, 2015 — Scientists have investigated how various destructive factors affect painted building walls. According to their report, the external surface of building walls is continuously affected by the natural ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix ... read more

May 20, 2015 — A new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been ... read more

New Portable Device Could Test How 'Squishy' Cancerous Tumors Are

May 20, 2015 — A new device will test a tumor's squishiness (Young's modulus), providing clinicians insight into how best to treat it. Preliminary testing has found that in general, more aggressive tumors ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Conventional electroluminescent (EL) foils can be bent up to a certain degree only and can be applied easily onto flat surfaces. The new process now allows for the direct printing of ... read more

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

May 19, 2015 — Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, researchers have found. They say more research is needed on how noise ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature. Taking advantage of the geometry in which these liquid crystals like to arrange ... read more

A Virtual Twin: Can Virtual Drivers Resembling the User Increase Trust in Smart Cars?

May 19, 2015 — Can the use of a virtual drivers programmed to resemble humans increase the level of trust and acceptance in smart ... read more

Printing 3-D Graphene Structures for Tissue Engineering

May 19, 2015 — Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane. The results could pave the way for microbial ... read more

May 15, 2015 — An international study points the way toward wider, more effective use of biocompatible materials in repairing human tissues. Focusing on the difficult case of restoring cartilage, which requires ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A part of the performance degradation mechanism of the advanced, electrodeless, helicon plasma thruster with a magnetic nozzle, has been ... 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

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