More Efficient, Durable Solar Cells are Possible Thanks to Glass (Op-Ed)
Solar panels, silica glass
July 23rd, 2014
Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.
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String Theory: The Physics of Master Guitar Playing
Satch playing guitar
July 23rd, 2014
How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? One scientist sought to figure out how legendary performers make great music.
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Supersonic Missile Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane, Photos Suggest
buk missiles
July 22nd, 2014
New photographic evidence of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 suggests that a Soviet-era supersonic missile most likely took down the Boeing 777 jetliner over Ukraine last week.
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Clean Energy, Batteries Not Included (Op-Ed)
green energy, alternative energy sources, energy saving tips
July 23rd, 2014
Green energy doesn't need to wait for next-gen battery storage.
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Affordable Batteries for Green Energy are Closer than We Think
Tesla Model S, electric car, battery
July 23rd, 2014
At the heart of the current debate around energy is the question of storage.
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Survival of the Flight Test: Airplanes Evolve, Too
evolution of airplanes
July 22nd, 2014
Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are evolving, too, a new study suggests.
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Top-Secret British Combat Drone Gets Test Run
Taranis Drone - BAE Systems
July 22nd, 2014
A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.
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How Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Being Destroyed
MV Cape Ray
July 23rd, 2014
Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, military and civilian experts aboard a U.S. cargo ship, the MV Cape Ray, are disposing of Syria's arsenal of deadly chemical weapons.
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How Movie Tech Can Protect First Responders
affective computing, heroes
July 23rd, 2014
The technology used in affective computing (AC) and human-computer interaction (HCI) – an allied discipline that studies links and relationships between man and machine and this technology has real applications.
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Weird! Robot 'Emotions' Mirrored by Humans
Einstein android robot mimicry
July 22nd, 2014
Humans will subconsciously mimic the facial expressions of android robots, a new study finds.
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