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New Ultrasonic Technology Can Show Previously Hidden Cracks

New Ultrasonic Technology Can Show Previously Hidden Cracks

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 24, 2015) A new technological development from engineers at Bristol University in the UK say they've developed a way to use ultrasonic nonlinear imaging techniques to find cracks and structural weakness in materials used in things like aeroplanes and bridges, which previously could not have been found. They say that could mean things are replaced on time and not overused. Joel Flynn listens in. Video provided by Reuters
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Scientists Use Sunlight To Make Liquid Fuel

Scientists Use Sunlight To Make Liquid Fuel

Newsy (Feb. 12, 2015) Researchers have extracted isopropanol fuel from genetically engineered bacteria and solar-powered catalysts. Video provided by Newsy
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U.S. Navy Railgun Makes Public Debut

U.S. Navy Railgun Makes Public Debut

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 6, 2015) The railgun, a futuristic electromagnetic weapon that can fire a projectile at seven times the speed of sound, makes its public debut at the the U.S. Navy's Science and Technology Expo. Katharine Jackson reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Device Helps Blind 'See' Like a Bat

Device Helps Blind 'See' Like a Bat

AP (Feb. 4, 2015) Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the flying mammals, the H.E.L.P device works by emitting sound waves and echoes. (Feb. 4) Video provided by AP
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