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The Mars Science Lab

Before we begin, I am sorry for my extended absence, but here we are and we must continue. I don’t have work on the...

Engineering cartilage replacements

A lab discovery is a step toward implantable replacement cartilage, holding promise for knees, shoulders, ears and noses damaged by osteoarthritis, sports injuries and accidents. Self-assembling sheets of mesenchymal stem cells permeated with tiny be...

Fake leaf could usher era of ‘fast-food energy’

Technology for making an "artificial leaf" holds the potential for opening an era of "fast-food energy," in which people generate their own electricity at...

Biomass could provide a fifth of global energy without damaging food...

Energy generated from plant biomass could deliver up to one fifth of global demand without causing a decline in food production, although there are...

Tried and true recipes

Nuclear reactor technology research dwindled away when nuclear power fell out of favor several decades ago. Renewed interest in fission-based energy means knowledge gained in past research is relevant again. Researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National...

Researchers use human cues to improve computer user-friendliness

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Lijun Yin wants computers to understand inputs from humans that go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse. "Our research in computer graphics and computer vision tries to make using computers easier," says the Binghamton Un...

Virtual reality can improve design skills in younger generation

COLUMBIA, Mo. ¬ -- Rapidly improving technology is changing everyday life for all generations. This constantly changing environment can be a difficult adjustment for older generations. However, for the current generation known as "Generation Y", t...

New Camera Makes Seeing the ‘Invisible’ Possible

The science similar to the type used in airport body scanners could soon be used to detect everything from defects in aerospace vehicles...

Bedside ultrasound becomes a reality

Clinicians have often referred to ultrasound technology as the "stethoscope of the future," predicting that as the equipment shrinks in size, it will one day be as common at the bedside as that trusty tool around every physician's neck. According to...

Making solar panels with cleaner, greener technology

Mention solar energy, and most people think "squeaky clean, pollution-free." The reality of making solar panels with existing technology, however, is much different, involving use of potentially toxic substances and lots of energy. That could change...

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