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December 22, 2014

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4:09 PM | Makey Christmas and a Hacky New Year!
Our homes are full of technology that we typically take for granted and understand little. Your average smartphone or tablet, for example, is a “black box”, that deliberately discourages modification by tinkering and hacking. This Christmas, Danielle George takes three technologies we routinely take for granted – the light bulb, the telephone and the motor – and […]
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4:07 PM | 2014 vs. 1964: Numbers speak louder than words
It’s that time of year when people look back at over the year that was 2014 (1-5). The place where I work, celebrated it’s 50th anniversary. Colleagues put together a little booklet of facts and figures with an some accompanying web pages to mark the occasion. My personal favourite factoid compares computing in 2014 with 1964. The Atlas Computer represented the […]

December 20, 2014

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10:25 AM | Back to future with Roman architectural concrete: Key to longevity of imperial Roman monuments revealed
A key discovery to understanding Roman architectural concrete that has stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years has been made by researchers using beams of X-rays. Working at ALS beamline 12.3.2, a superconducting bending magnet X-ray micro-diffraction beamline, the research team studied a reproduction of Roman volcanic ash-lime mortar … Continue reading →

December 18, 2014

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7:00 PM | Why computer scientists and linguists don’t always see eye-to-eye
“You’ve just explained my entire life to me.” This was the last thing I was expecting to hear from Lori, my graduate advisor, in the midst of a discussion of my career plans. I gave a stiff smile and shifted uncomfortably in my chair. “What you just said,” she continued, “that’s why I’m here, not […]
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4:41 PM | Stop telling boys to go into STEM
Stereotyping is always a bad thing, and most people don’t realize that men suffer just as badly from stereotypes as women. Let’s look at science: there has been a ton of work going into how to attract girls and women into scientific endeavors, particularly those that are very math-intensive.  Much of the discussion centers on […]
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4:10 PM | Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?
We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts.
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1:00 PM | Mind-controlled Robotic Arm
A new prototype mind-controlled robotic arm is the latest example of brain-computer interface technology being developed with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life of people unable to use their own arms. We recently reported on robotic prosthetic arms for amputees. Those prosthetic limbs can be controlled by the users and also deliver a sense […] The post Mind-controlled Robotic Arm appeared first on EH Science.

December 17, 2014

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1:00 PM | World’s First Walking Robot Stick Insect
A research team at Bielefeld University in Germany has taught the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Designed to be stick insect-like, the walking robot is called Hector has elastic joints and an ultralight exoskeleton. Hector is the result of an interdisciplinary project at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction […] The post World’s First Walking Robot Stick Insect appeared first on EH Science.

December 16, 2014

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3:00 PM | Silicon Valley Goes to Space
In this video story, learn how commercial space ventures are taking off, from mining the moon to space tourism.

December 13, 2014

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12:56 AM | Role with it
I am always nervous when I have to deal with the middle and high school crowd.  I’ve had such mixed results in the past.  A couple years ago, I helped out with an astronomy workshop for middle school girls.  My job was fairly easy: I just had to help them find the sun in some […]

December 12, 2014

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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7:13 PM | A new type of memory storage on the horrizon
For those of us old enough to remember the days of the Apple II, you know that storage has exponentially increased. Even just 10 years ago 20+ gigs of data […]

Shimizu, T., Jung, J., Imada, H. & Kim, Y. (2014). Supramolecular Assembly through Interactions between Molecular Dipoles and Alkali Metal Ions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53 (50) 13729-13733. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201407555

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3:10 PM | The Science and Engineering Behind Amsterdam’s Rainbow Station
If you’re passing through the Amsterdam Central train station you may be pleasantly surprised to see a vibrant rainbow projected on the large arch that spans over its platforms. It’s the “Rainbow Station” project by artist Daan Roosegaarde – and it was made possible by technology adapted specifically for the project through collaboration with NC State researcher Michael Escuti.
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3:10 PM | NC State Innovation Lights Amsterdam’s Rainbow Station
NC State technology helps an artist create a vibrant image in Amsterdam's Central train station. Discover the science behind the magical Rainbow Station.
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3:00 AM | London’s Sewers
By Paul Dobraszcyk Synopsis: Victorian London was filthy. The city was growing at an exponential rate, and the existing systems of waste disposal could not cope, resulting in a sanitary crisis. The solution was a new […]

December 11, 2014

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8:44 PM | Brain Power on the Baseball Field
I was sitting in my college dorm room, working on some engineering homework, but I just couldn’t focus. My mind kept wandering back to the game. How could I have played so poorly? My teammates must hate me. Did I cost us a chance at the playoffs? In college I played on the varsity baseball […]
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5:15 PM | Developing the world’s first neural device to restore...
Developing the world’s first neural device to restore memory The Neural Technology group at Livermore Lab is developing a neuromodulation system — a sophisticated electronics system to modulate neurons — that will investigate areas of the brain associated with memory to understand how new memories are formed. Imagine: a neural implant that could record and stimulate neurons to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease or returning veterans suffering from traumatic brain […]
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4:30 PM | Dentistry student loses travel grant for duplicating his own work
The International Association for Dental Research has retracted a student travel award after discovering that the recipient had previously published the work he used to secure the grant, including in an abstract he presented at the same conference last year. The self-plagiarism was uncovered by an anonymous group of students at the Hong Kong University […]The post Dentistry student loses travel grant for duplicating his own work appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:54 PM | Disney Research: alla ricerca dell'occhio realistico
Per molti potrà suonare come una curiosità fine a se stessa, quasi inutile, ma nei fatti è interessante per capire come l'idea di innovazione tecnica e tecnologica sia presente, in modi differenti, in moltissimi campi, inclusa l'animazione.Con l'avvento della computer grafica, non solo la realizzazione dei videogiochi è diventata più precisa e dettagliata per personaggi e ambienti, ma anche l'animazione stessa si è giovata delle innovazioni […]

Marquardt D.W. (1963). An Algorithm for Least-Squares Estimation of Nonlinear Parameters, Journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 11 (2) 431-441. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1137/0111030

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12:00 PM | Micro-robots for Search and Rescue Missions
Imagine an army of tiny robots no bigger than a penny scrambling through the rubble of a disaster site to search for victims and to assess the damage. That is the vision of engineer Sarah Bergbreiter and her research team at the University of Maryland, who are building micro-robots with support from the National Science […] The post Micro-robots for Search and Rescue Missions appeared first on EH Science.
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