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Artificial Intelligence Goes to Washington

May 4, 2016 | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Get ready, because A.I. is on the White House’s radar, and it’s taking the field seriously.


Scientists Shake Out Theory for Southeastern U.S.'s Earthquakes

May 4, 2016 3:01 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Recent seismic activity in this region can be linked to pieces of the mantle breaking off and sinking into the Earth.


Google, Fiat Partner on Self-Driving Minivans

May 4, 2016 1:28 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

With autonomous vehicles, driving the kids to soccer practice may soon not be the duty of a parent. 


Experiments Shine Light on Exotic Cosmic Rays

May 4, 2016 1:28 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists test an alternate method for identifying the origins of cosmic rays.


Unmanned Cloud-Seeding Aircraft Takes Flight in Nevada

May 4, 2016 1:18 pm | by Desert Research Institute | News | Comments

A milestone has been reached in the history of aviation.


3 New Primate Species Discovered

May 4, 2016 1:10 pm | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

The smallest species of primates has added a trio of new members to its family.


How to Make Better Solar Cells

May 4, 2016 12:58 pm | by Tara P. Dakhal, SUNY Binghamton, The Conversation | News | Comments

Global demand for energy is increasing by the hour as developing countries move toward industrialization. 


A Photon Source That Operates at Ambient Temperatures on a Chip

May 4, 2016 9:42 am | by Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Quantum information science and technology has emerged as a new paradigm for dramatically faster computation and secure communication in the 21st century. 


Biotech Company Gets OK to Reverse Brain Death

May 4, 2016 9:19 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Bioquark has received the go-ahead to see if brain regeneration is possible in patients that have been declared clinically dead. 


A Nano-Engine That Could Power Next Generation of Robots

May 4, 2016 9:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Engineers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself.


Critics Question Mine Exploration Near Alaska Eagle Preserve

May 4, 2016 6:00 am | by By Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wildlife advocates are concerned that a possible mining project near a major tributary of the river could threaten the eagles.


FiberMaxHP Enables High-Precision Alignment

May 3, 2016 4:06 pm | by Aerotech Inc. | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FiberMaxHP is designed for critical photonics alignment in a highly automated, 24/7 production environment with no compromise in speed, accuracy, and resolution. 

Leveraging the Phone-to-Measure Lung Function

May 3, 2016 2:56 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

These researchers decided to utilize a piece of prominent technology to gauge lung function. 


Replication of Colored 3D Models Simplified

May 3, 2016 11:56 am | News | Comments

The new method is a combination of an established industrial production technique and a new software.


Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist

May 3, 2016 11:47 am | by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics | News | Comments

The presence of Planet Nine remains a bit of a mystery as theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit.


Theory Changes Meaning of the Viking’s Rök Runestone

May 3, 2016 11:40 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Previously thought to contain accounts of forgotten valor, the 9th-century Rök Runestone has puzzled scholars who wish to unlock its meaning. 



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