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Record-breaking solar flight reaches Hawaii after 5 nights and days airborne without fuel
The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Impulse 2, pilot André Borschberg landed safely in Hawaii after flying 117 hours and 52 minutes over the Pacific Ocean from Japan powered only by the sun.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second
Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? Scientists took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second to see for themselves.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

Observation of 4?h hyperhydrogen by decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei
An international team has been developing a new experimental technique - the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully measure the mass of [4?H], which consists of one proton, two neutrons and one ? particle.
Matter & Energy News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

Twisting Graphene Alters Its Electrical Properties
Computer models provide insight into how to access graphene's flexoelectricity

Computer models provide insight into how to access graphene's flexoelectricity
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

Highlights From Wearable Computing’s History
The first “Glass” wearable? 1997. Early fitness bands that measure pulse? 2002. Wearables have been around longer than you think

The first “Glass” wearable? 1997. Early fitness bands that measure pulse? 2002. Wearables have been around longer than you think
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

Video Thursday: Giant Robot Duel, Snake Monster on Stairs, and How Driverless Cars See the Road
Video Friday has arrived early this week

Video Friday has arrived early this week
IEEE Spectrum Recent Content, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:02 GMT

Proposed UK satellite mission promises 5 day solar forecast
A UK consortium, led by Airbus Defence and Space, has proposed a new space mission that could provide Earth with early warning of potentially hazardous solar storms.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

More action needed to meet climate targets, says UCL study
New research indicates that stronger action is required to transform the UK’s energy system and reduce carbon emissions in line with 2050 targets.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

Rolls Royce to head up autonomous ship project
Rolls-Royce is to lead a new €6.6 million project that could help pave the way for autonomous ships.
The Engineer - News, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

The strange tail of the seahorse and how it grips
Using 3D printing helped researchers understand the unusual square cross-section of a seahorse’s tail and suggested uses ranging from armoured robots to medical devices
The Engineer - News, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

Learning from biology to accelerate discovery
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University professor Sinan Keten and his collaborators have authored a new review paper that explores the strategies nature employs to achieve different functions and the mechanics at play within those functions.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system
(University College London) An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. To meet climate targets set for 2050, policies need to ensure strong action is taken now, while preparing for fundamental changes in how energy is provided and used in the long term.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second
(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? The Japanese research team led by Professor Yasuhiro Ohshima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr. Kenta Mizuse at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, successfully took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second.
EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science, Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:47:03 GMT

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