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Aug. 11, 2015 — 1,3-Diaminopropane is a three carbon diamine, which has a wide range of industrial applications including epoxy resin and cross-linking agents, as well as precursors for pharmaceuticals, ... read more

July 14, 2015 — With the help of new 3-D technology, you can go underwater and swim with farmed salmon. Or fly down a ski jump. Or study how brain cells work. This technology originally came out of the gaming world, ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Manufacturers of ceramic tape currently have to rely on their own experience when it comes to configuring the tape properties. But now a new combination of macroscopic and microscopic simulation is ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Nuclear physicists have used two different methods to measure the proton's electric form factor. But the deeper that they probe inside the proton, the more the results from these two different ... 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

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

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 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 — 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

Picture This: Graphene Brings 3-D Holograms Clearer and Closer

Apr. 24, 2015 — From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to ... read more

Industrial Virtual Factory Lowers Costs and Reduces Emissions

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a cloud-based, easily customized, modular software platform for improving the sustainability performance of industrial products by lowering production costs and reducing ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchershave developed an inexpensive alternative to a smartphone's touchscreen -- a toolbox of physical knobs, sliders and other acoustically driven mechanisms that can be readily added to ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging, has been developed by researchers. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Through the laws of physics and application of a mathematical model of fluid mechanics, a new software calculates when an irregularity occurs on site of a gas, oil or water pipe. The software is ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A method smartphones use to simplify images when storage space is limited could help answer tough chemistry problems. Researchers now apply this technique, called compressed, or compressive sensing, ... read more

Mar. 10, 2015 — Trefoil, Savoy, or simple ... how do you fashion a "molecular" knot that has one of these shapes? Or better still, what are the most suitable "building blocks" for enabling the ... read more

Predicting Human Crowds With Statistical Physics

Feb. 27, 2015 — A general law of how pedestrians interact in a crowd can be used to create realistic crowds in virtual reality games and to make public spaces ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic reconstruction", enabling them to use a robotic prosthetic hand controlled by their mind, ... read more

Feb. 10, 2015 — A new multiferroric film keeps its electric and magnetic properties even when highly curved, paving the way for potential uses in wearable ... read more

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