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The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made
Theorists show it may be possible to tune graphene edges by varying heat and force as graphene is fractured. Edge configurations affect graphene's electronic and mechanical properties, which are important for applications.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling in free space
Scientists have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. They have demonstrated that applying a mask to an optical beam to give photons a spatial structure can reduce their speed.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

More light shed on on biomass breakdown
A recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch, researchers report. Starch is a polysaccharide that is highly prevalent in both food and plants. Determining the way it is broken down by an LPMO now offers potential for utilising this starch in new ways, potentially including the production of biofuels.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

Start-up Profile: CyPhy Works Builds Tethered Drones for Soldiers, First Responders
The company’s drone-on-a-string provides an extra pair of eyes in tight spots

The company’s drone-on-a-string provides an extra pair of eyes in tight spots
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

Video Friday: Mars Helicopter, 100 Dancing Robots, and Putin's Combat Cyborg
Can a robot helicopter fly on Mars? We answer this question and much more on this week's Video Friday

Can a robot helicopter fly on Mars? We answer this question and much more on this week's Video Friday
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

Carbon Nanotube Transistors Go Head-to-Head With Silicon
A Stanford team has made carbon nanotube transistors with record-setting current densities and stacked them to make 3-D circuits

A Stanford team has made carbon nanotube transistors with record-setting current densities and stacked them to make 3-D circuits
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:56 GMT

International collaboration aims to launch eco-friendly ships
Research is underway to design large ocean-going vessels with improved hydrodynamics for better fuel efficiency.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

So dry it's waterproof
Lasers have been used to transform metals into super-hydrophobic materials without the need for temporary coatings.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

Funding boost puts automotive skills on track
The government is collaborating automotive manufacturers to ensure skills across the sector by inspiring the next generation of vehicle makers and creating new routes into automotive careers.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

Parker will provide Bloodhound's airbrake backup
A composite piston accumulator designed by engineering firm Parker is set to form a vital part of Bloodhound SSC’s attempt to break the world land speed record.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6M NSF cloud-based advanced computing systens grant
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio is partnering with Indiana University on a $6.6 million National Science Foundation grant to build cloud-based advanced computing systems for the science and engineering community.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

MIT's Ed Boyden to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will award the third annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Ed Boyden, associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT McGovern Institute.The prize, given by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its centennial celebration, recognizes trailblazers in the mind and brain sciences whose research has helped advance the field and its applications.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

Infrared imaging technique operates at high temperatures
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University team took advantage of superlattice architecture and new materials to develop a detector that does not require low temperatures to operate.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:57 GMT

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