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Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A study by MIT researchers shows that collections of ultracold molecules can retain the information stored in them for hundreds of times longer than previously achieved in these materials. These clusters might thus serve as 'qubits,' the basic building blocks of quantum computers.

BTI receives DARPA 'Insect Allies' Award Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Boyce Thompson Institute) Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the University of Minnesota, the University of California, Davis, and Iowa State University have received a four-year $10.3 million award to engineer insect-vectored viruses to express genes in maize that can help in combatting disease, drought, and other yield-reducing stresses.

Researchers seek to improve solar cell technology using new materials and nanowires Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are expanding solar cell technology using nanowires to capture more of the sun's energy and transform it into usable electricity. Parsian Mohseni, assistant professor of microsystems engineering, was recently awarded nearly $300,000 for an Early Concepts Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation.

Heavy metals in water meet their match Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Swansea University) A newly developed filter, which removes more than 99 percent of heavy metal toxins from water, shows potential for water remediation in developing nations around the world.The project, developed in collaboration between Swansea University and Rice University, has won both national and international awards.

NASA-NOAA satellite spots Tropical Storm Nesat being sheared Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Nesat being affected by vertical wind shear as it parallels the east coast of the Philippines.

'Dark ecology project' will use past weather radar data to trace bird migrations Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate across the United States, largely unseen under the cover of darkness. Now a team of researchers led by computer scientist Daniel Sheldon at the University of Massachusetts Amherst plan to develop new analytic methods with data collected over the past 20 years -- more than 200 million archived radar scans from the national weather radar network -- to provide powerful new tools for tracking migration.

NASA's Aqua satellite catches Typhoon Noru's 10 mile-wide eye Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the eye of Typhoon Noru as it continued to track west in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The eye appeared to be about 10 nautical miles wide in satellite imagery.

Satellite shows some shear in Hurricane Hilary Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that vertical wind shear is affecting Hurricane Hilary.

NASA casts an infrared eye on Tropical Storm Irwin Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery from NASA looked at cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Irwin and found the strongest storms in the system were west of its low-level center.

When forest creatures have a problem, they call an engineer Thursday July 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) New Jersey Institute of Technology students create a children's book with a focus on STEM.








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