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MIT Energy Initiative joins White House's Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(MIT Energy Initiative) The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) will share faculty expertise in clean energy innovation as an academic and research collaborator in the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), which President Barack Obama announced last week will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop smart technologies and systems for use in advanced manufacturing with $70 million in support from the US Department of Energy and $140 million in public-private investment.

Scientist's math formula offers improved yield for flour milling Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of Huddersfield) Professor Grant Campbell's mathematical equations could enable plant breeders to cross-breed new wheats resulting in higher yields of nutritious flour.

Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Tim Swager and other MIT researchers developed wearable, wireless sensors, based on carbon nanotubes, that can detect toxic gases and can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical agents.

Study finds new tool to measure homeland security risks Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Sam Houston State University) Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and major accidents.

WSU researchers develop shape-changing 'smart' material Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Washington State University) Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. This is the first time researchers have been able to combine several smart abilities, including shape memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, into one material.

Fruit flies adjust to sudden drops in temperature; just keep buzzing about the fruit bowl Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(York University) Fruit flies may seem simple, but these common visitors to the fruit bowl can drastically alter their gene expression and metabolism to respond to temperature changes in their environment, an international team of researchers have shown. The finding is important because understanding how insects tolerate changes in temperature is a crucial step in protecting and controlling insects worldwide, says Heath MacMillan, who led the study in collaboration with researchers in Canada, Switzerland and ...

Researchers discover powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of Michigan) Free radicals cause cell damage and death, aging and disease, and scientists have sought new ways to repel them for years.

Quantum technologies to revolutionize 21st century Thursday June 30th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) Is quantum technology the future of the 21st century? On the occasion of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, this is the key question to be explored today in a panel discussion with the Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche, Gerardus 't Hooft, William Phillips and David Wineland. In the following interview, Professor Rainer Blatt, internationally renowned quantum physicist, recipient of numerous honors, Council Member and Scientific Co-Chairman of the 66th Lindau Meeting, talks about ...

Aussie innovation changing how we experience the Tour de France and Rio Olympics Wednesday June 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(CSIRO Australia) Sports fans are about to get a whole new way of experiencing the upcoming Tour de France and select endurance sports at the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to a start-up out of CSIRO's Data61 group.

NASA sees heavy rain in Arabian Sea tropical cyclone Wednesday June 29th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 02A in the Arabian Sea east of Oman has been weakening and has become a tropical depression. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed the rainfall in the system.








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