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ORNL Strengthens DOE-Funded Clean Vehicles Team

As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers...

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Cloud Computing Hits Snag in Europe

Cloud-based breakthroughs face a formidable obstacle in Europe: strict privacy laws that place rigid limits on the movement of information beyond the borders...

New Biosensing Technology Could Replace Microplates
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New Biosensing Technology Could Replace Microplates

A new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology could make the multi-welled...

The Face of Facebook
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The Face of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago. Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of...

Self-Organizing Traffic Lights
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Self-Organizing Traffic Lights

Researchers at TU Dresden's Institute of Transport & Economics and ETH Zurich are working to ease traffic congestion by enabling traffic lights to organize their...

Tiny Mavs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards
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Tiny Mavs May Someday Explore and Detect Environmental Hazards

The next phase of high-performance micro air vehicles (MAVs) for the Air Force could involve insect-sized robots for monitoring and exploring hazardous environments...

NASA's LRO Exposes Moon's Complex, Turbulent Youth
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NASA's LRO Exposes Moon's Complex, Turbulent Youth

The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought, according to...

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Google

Lately, stories about Google often seem to be stories about conflict—Google knocking heads with China or the Justice Department or Facebook. For Eric E. Schmidt...

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­.s. Cybersecurity Plans Lagging, Critics Say

More than a year after President Obama made a White House speech proclaiming that the protection of computer networks was a national priority, the federal government...

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Nist Data Sets Enable Technical Basis For High-Rise Evacuation Planning

Researchers at NIST are stepping up the pace for designing safer building evacuations by releasing large, numerical datasets tracking the movement of people on...

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A­RP Awards Recognize Outstanding Research and Science Parks

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announces their 2010 Annual Awards of Excellence and names Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg...

Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks
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Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks

Japan has added another soldier to its humanoid robot army. The HRP-4 is the latest edition in the state-backed humanoid project.

Three Teams Share $10 Million Purse in Automotive X Prize Competition
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Three Teams Share $10 Million Purse in Automotive X Prize Competition

Three teams were awarded a share of the $10 million purse in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE for Super Fuel-Efficient Vehicles.

Obama Expands 'educate to Innovate' Campaign to Improve STEM Education
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Obama Expands 'educate to Innovate' Campaign to Improve STEM Education

President Barack Obama announced Thursday (September 16) the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve science, technology, engineering...

European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly
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European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly

A team of researchers from 20 European states, the European Union, and several private enterprises recently launched a project aimed at developing robots capable...

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Commissioner Kroes Wants to Include Developing Countries in Internet Governance

European Union digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes wants countries with emerging economies to have more say in Internet governance since they will soon have...

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Researchers Team Up With Schoolteachers on Web-Based Instruction System

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to Florida State University will fund the creation of an electronic performance support system...

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Nist Finalizes Initial Set of Smart Grid Cyber Security Guidelines

NIST has issued its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, and additional information for crafting strategies to protect the modernizing power grid from...

A Professor
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A Professor

At this time of year, students are buying textbooks and looking for ways to avoid reading them.

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Pi record Smashed As Team Finds Two-Quadrillionth Digit

A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi—and a few digits either side of it.
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