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May 24, 2017 10:00 am
Kumamoto University
Japanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material. Although the behavior of droplets colliding with a solid surface looks simple superficially ...
May 23, 2017 10:45 am
SPIE -- International Society for Optics and Photonics
Wearable visualization systems (WVS) are at the forefront of consumer electronics product development, and social media companies are investing heavily in enabling compelling experiences through augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) ...
May 23, 2017 9:00 am
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst could make one today. In a new paper this month, she and colleagues outline ...
May 23, 2017 9:07 am
University of California -- San Diego
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating ...
May 22, 2017 10:24 am
University of Basel
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet ...
May 19, 2017 9:47 am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In recent years, a host of Hollywood blockbusters -- including "The Fast and the Furious 7," "Jurassic World," and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- have included aerial tracking shots provided by drone helicopters outfitted with cameras. Those shots required separate operators for the drones and ...
May 19, 2017 9:40 am
Rice University
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem. The Rice battery stores lithium in a unique anode, a seamless hybrid ...
May 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Megan Crouse
Engineers and business strategists from across the unmanned aerial systems industry gathered in Dallas last week for AUVSI’s Xponential conference. AUVSI, a nonprofit devoted to providing support and networking for the unmanned systems and robotics industry, opened ...
May 17, 2017 12:52 pm
American Chemical Society
Roll-up computer screens and other flexible electronics are getting closer to reality as scientists improve upon a growing number of components that can bend and stretch. One team now reports in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces another development that can contribute to this evolution ...
May 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Naval Research Laboratory
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research investigates the presence of solar photovoltaics ...
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