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Unmanned Solar-Powered Aircraft Sets World Record

Zephyr soars to new world records on solar power. QinetiQ announced that Zephyr, the leading solar powered high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) Unmanned Air System (UAS) has flown for more than a week, smashing a number of…







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Revolutionary New Solution for Semiconductors and Nano Materials

Schematic of hybrid core-shell growth process. University of Maryland University of Maryland researchers have created a completely new way to produce high quality semiconductor materials critical for advanced microelectronics and nanotechnology. Published in the March…


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Ocean CO2 Levels Affect Shelled Marine Species

The larger of these two pencil urchins was exposed to currrent CO2 levels; the smaller was exposed to the highest CO2 levels in the study. Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution In a striking finding…


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Luminous Windows 2010

The Bartlett Head There’s a big difference between the holograms you see in movies like Star Wars and Star Trek, and the real thing. But real holograms are no less interesting and enjoyable. You can…


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iPhone Musicians

This is not your typical orchestra. Building a Mobile Phone Ensemble, believed to be the first such course in the world, is taught by Georg Essl, a computer scientist and musician who has been driving…


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Canadian High School Goes Digital

The Sony Reader Touch Digital Book weighs much less than a stack of printed textbooks and uses none of the paper. (cc) Erwin van der Zande Embracing the benefits of electronic reading, students at Blyth…