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Article ID: 591896

University of Virginia Engineers are Designing, Building Mechanical Ray

University of Virginia

Batoid rays, such as stingrays and manta rays, are among nature's most elegant swimmers. They are fast, highly maneuverable, graceful, energy-efficient, can cruise, bird-like, for long distances in the deep, open ocean, and rest on the sea bottom.

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26-Jul-2012 1:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 591872

Researchers at BU, MIT Demonstrate Terahertz Radiation Can Induce Insulator-to-Metal Change of State in Some Materials

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

Findings have promising implications for development of terahertz semi-conductors and other applications

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25-Jul-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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University of Tennessee Space Institute Researchers Develop Laser Technology to Fight Cancer

University of Tennessee

Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a "seek and destroy" mission for cancerous tumors. They have harnessed the power of lasers to find, map and non-invasively destruct cancerous tumors.

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23-Jul-2012 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 591742

Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink On-Chip Lasers Down to Size

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a new laser for on-chip optical connections that could give computers a huge boost in speed and energy efficiency.

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21-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 591729

The Plug-and-Play Satellite

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

While traditional satellites take years to design, assemble, and test, and they cost billions of dollars, there is a better way.

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20-Jul-2012 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 591619

Experts Can Discuss Women in Tech Industry Board Rooms

American University

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18-Jul-2012 11:35 AM EDT
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Musical Glove Improves Sensation, Mobility for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech has created a wireless, musical glove that may improve sensation and motor skills for people with paralyzing spinal cord injury.

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17-Jul-2012 10:15 AM EDT
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European Science Champions Score an Early Goal for Cloud Computing

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

‘Helix Nebula – the science cloud’, set up earlier this year to support the massive IT requirements of European scientists and create a cloud computing market for the public sector in Europe, has today announced the initial deployment of its first flagship applications in high energy physics, molecular biology and natural disaster risk management.

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9-Jul-2012 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 591167

Muscle-Like Action Allows Camera to Mimic Eye Movement

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Using piezoelectric materials, researchers have replicated the muscle motion of the human eye to control camera systems in a way designed to improve the operation of robots. This new muscle-like action could help make robotic tools safer and more effective for MRI-guided surgery and robotic rehabilitation.

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5-Jul-2012 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 590979

Colorful Light at the End of the Tunnel for Radiation Detection

Sandia National Laboratories

A team of nanomaterials researchers at Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new technique for radiation detection that could make radiation detection in cargo and baggage more effective and less costly for homeland security inspectors.

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29-Jun-2012 6:00 AM EDT
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