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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Thermal Modification of Wood and a Complex Study of Its Properties by Magnetic Resonance

May 25, 2016 — Researchers conducted an investigation of various thermally treated wood species from the Central European part of Russia by magnetic resonance methods and revealed important changes in wood ... read more

Australian Cricket Team Uses Guided Missile Technology to Improve Bowling

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a revolutionary algorithm using submarine and guided missile technology to reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. The 'torpedo technology' ... read more

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

Downed World War II Aircraft Missing for 72 Years Located in Pacific Islands

May 25, 2016 — An American aircraft missing since July 1944 was recently located off Palau by effort to combine advanced oceanographic technology with archival research to locate MIAs and military ... read more

Could Wearable Technology Impact Our Healthcare, Fashion, and Even Sport?

May 25, 2016 — With the rapid proliferation of smart mobile devices, and the subsequent increase in data that is being gathered, the challenge is: how do we harness ... read more

Tests Show Drivers Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Train

May 25, 2016 — Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a passive level crossing, a study has ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, ... read more

Self-Driving Truck Acts Like an Animal

May 25, 2016 — Researchers are finding inspiration in evolution’s biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch ... read more

New Multiphoton Microscope and Endoscope Could Speed Up Disease Diagnosis

May 25, 2016 — Two new optical devices could reduce the need to take tissue samples during medical examinations and operations and to then send them for testing – potentially speeding up diagnosis and treatment ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental ... read more

A Warning System for Tsunamis

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed the Time Reverse Imaging Method to take real-time data from the ocean sensors and use that information to recreate what the tsunami looked like when it was born. Once ... read more

High Performance Golf Club Comes With Annoying Sound

May 24, 2016 — In 2007, a new golf club hit the market. The distribution of mass in the club head made it less likely to twist, making an off-center hit less likely, but it had a drawback: a loud noise when it ... read more

Mucus May Play Vital Role in Dolphin Echolocation

May 24, 2016 — A dolphin chasing a tasty fish will produce a stream of rapid-fire echolocation clicks that help it track the speed, direction and distance to its prey. Now researchers have developed a model that ... read more

Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production Could Be Cleaner, More Efficient

May 24, 2016 — Chemical and biological engineers have uncovered new insight into how the compound hydrogen peroxide decomposes. This advance could inform efficient and cost-effective single-step strategies for ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A mathematical approach for studying local magnetic interactions has helped scientists understand the magnetic properties of a material with long-range magnetic ... read more

People Power Crucial for Low-Carbon Future, New Research Shows

May 24, 2016 — Policy makers must harness the power of ordinary people if society is to transition to a low-carbon energy future, argues a leading technology ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A breakthrough could make infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using sensing devices for night vision, and boosting ... read more

Barium Leaches Directly from Fracked Rocks

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are shedding light on the early chemical reactions in the organic sediments that would ultimately become the Marcellus Shale, a major source of natural gas and ... read more

Getting the Most out of Natural Gas

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new catalyst that allows the easy conversion of natural gas constituents into precursors for the production of fuels or complex chemicals, such as polymers or ... read more

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