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The United Arab Emirates University organizes a symposium on intellectual property and the transfer of technology Wednesday November 25th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(United Arab Emirates University) As part of the United Arab Emirates University's ambitious vision and in response to the directives of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chancellor of UAEU, the Intellectual Property and Transfer of Technology Office from the Department of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, organized a symposium on Intellectual Property and the Transfer of Technology on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.

NASA plans twin sounding rocket launches over Norway this winter Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) This winter, two sounding rockets will launch through the aurora borealis over Norway to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind.

AIAA honors UTA's Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Arlington) The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington's Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society's 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.

A sticky breakthrough Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of California - Santa Barbara) In an important step toward creating a practical underwater glue, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have designed a synthetic material that combines the key functionalities of interfacial mussel foot proteins, creating a single, low-molecular-weight, one-component adhesive.

MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT mathematicians have derived a formula for determining the maximum amount of heat exchanged between two objects separated by distances shorter than the width of a single hair. For any two objects situated mere nanometers apart, the formula can be used to calculate the most heat one body may transmit to another, based on two parameters: what the objects are made of, and how far apart they are.

Algae could be a new green power source Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Concordia University) To limit climate change, experts say that we need to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this century at the latest. To achieve that goal, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reversed. But what energy source will take its place? Researchers from Concordia University in Montreal just might have the answer: algae.

NASA's GPM gets a look at newborn, late season Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Sandra Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) During the early morning of Nov. 24, Tropical Storm Sandra became the 18th named storm of the 2015 Eastern Pacific hurricane season. NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite passed over the new storm and looked at its clouds and rainfall.

Rice wins $2.4 million to study many-antenna wireless Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Rice University) Rice University researchers have won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct the most extensive experimental research yet of wireless technology that uses 100 or more antennas per base station to send tightly focused beams of data to each user, even as they move.

Plant defense as a biotech tool Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Austrian Research Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB)) Against voracious beetles or caterpillars plants protect themselves with cyanide. Certain enzymes release the toxic substance when the plant is chewed. These HNL-called enzymes are also important for industry. acib found a new biocatalyst in a fern which outshines all other HNL-type enzymes on the market.

New sensor sends electronic signal when estrogen is detected Tuesday November 24th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(American Institute of Physics) Researchers in New Zealand have developed a new sensor that can detect low levels of E2, one of the primary estrogen hormones, in liquids. The sensor, described in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, has a simple design, gives real-time readings, could be integrated into an electronic monitoring system and uses very little power -- advantages it has over other types of detection methods.

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