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Mechanisms of the oxygen reduction reaction on B- and/or N-doped carbon nanomaterials with curvature and edge effects.
April 16, 2018 | Source: Rice University, news.rice.edu, 4 Jan 2018, Mike Williams
Rice researchers show how to optimize nanomaterials for fuel-cell cathodes. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene...
Sub-nanometre channels embedded in two-dimensional materials.
April 15, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 4 Dec 2017, Larry Hardesty
“Two-dimensional materials” — materials deposited in layers that are only a few atoms thick — are promising for both high-performance...
Friend or foe? Long March rocket carrying an experimental spacecraft. (Reuters)
April 14, 2018 | Source: Asia Times, atimes.com, 10 March 2017, Bill Gertz
Arsenal including electromagnetic railguns and microwave weapons aims to neutralize web of satellites that give US its main strategic...
NREL-Led Research Effort Creates New Alloys, Phase Diagram
April 12, 2018 | Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), nrel.gov, 8 June 2017, NREL News Staff
A multi-institutional team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a way to...
Scientists Make Plastic From Sugar and Carbon Dioxide
April 11, 2018 | Source: University of Bath, bath.ac.uk, 12 June 2017, Vicky Just
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from...
Technologically Enhanced Humans – A Look Behind the Myth image
April 9, 2018 | Source: PHYS.ORG, Robotics, 30 November 2017
What exactly do we mean by an "enhanced" human? When this possibility is brought up, what is generally being referred to is the...
Cornell University researchers say they have developed a microscale robot exoskeleton that could become a platform for robots the size of biological microorganisms.
April 9, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 2 Jan 2018, Tom Fleischman
An electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell? Is that even possible? Cornell...
Skido R1 drone (MIT News, news.mit.edu)
April 9, 2018 | Source: MIT News, news.mit.edu, 13 March 2018, Rob Matheson
Can the Skydio become your ultimate wingman? If you’re a rock climber, hiker, runner, dancer, or anyone who likes recording themselves...
Femtosecond Laser
April 9, 2018 | Source: Defense One, defenseone.com, 20 March 2018, Patrick Tucker
Within three years, the Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a...
Depiction of bacterium with electrically conducting filaments.
April 9, 2018 | Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst, umass.edu, 6 Dec 2017, Janet Lathrop
Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered...
DARPA aims to accelerate memory function for skills learning.
April 9, 2018 | Source: Futurism, futurism.com, 26 October 2017, Dom Galeon
An international team of scientists has created a non-invasive device that stimulates the brain to improve cognitive function. In...
Acoustic Hailing Device (AHD) mounted on top of police vehicle.
April 9, 2018 | Source: The Daily Star, thedailystar.net, 28 January 2018
The police have bought 12 Acoustic Hailing Devices (AHD) at a cost Tk 50 lakh each for the purpose of driving away protesters...
Joint modeling and experimental work by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology is focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield, and is featured on the cover of the prestigious Advanced Energy Materials journal. (US Army Research Laboratory)
April 9, 2018 | Source: U.S.Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil, 21 Feb 2018, Jenna Brady
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries...
Human-in-the-loop optimization of hip assistance with a soft exosuit during walking
April 9, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot...
Concensus Study Report on countering sUASs sponsored by U.S. Army (National Academies Press, www.nap.edu)
April 9, 2018 | Source: The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine, nationalacademies.org, 6 Mar 2018, Riya V. Anandwala
The emergence of inexpensive small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) that operate without a human pilot, commonly known as drones, has...