High winds affect ocean circulation in North Atlantic, says study
(Phys.org)—Gale-force winds that whip around the Greenland coast are driving ocean circulation, confirms a new study on the cover of the Nov. 30 issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban
The head of the US agency that regulates telecommunications is calling for an easing of the ban on using mobile phones and other electronic devices on airplanes during takeoff and landing.
NASA investigates use of 'trailblazing' material for new sensors
Tiny sensors—made of a potentially trailblazing material just one atom thick and heralded as the "next best thing" since the invention of silicon—are now being developed to detect trace elements in Earth's ...
New techniques stretch carbon nanotubes, make stronger composites
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter ...
Prototype boarding gate with built-in explosives detection
Hitachi, in collaboration with The Nippon Signal and the University of Yamanashi, have successfully prototyped a boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment as part of efforts to increase safety ...
Engineers achieve first airplane to ground quantum key distribution exchange
Scientists discover second purpose for vortex generators
Fluid dynamics simulations aim to better predict how air circulating in a hard disk drive
Engineers rely on sophisticated simulation software to understand how air and other fluids flow over objects like an airplane wing or a golf ball. The software typically maps the air and object to a three-dimensional ...
Solar plane lands in Spain on way back home
A solar-powered plane landed in Spain Saturday on its way back home after breaking a record with the first intercontinental flight by an aircraft run on the sun's energy, organisers said.
Until now most adhesives have been manufactured from petroleum-based materials. However, they can also be obtained from renewable raw materials -- for example from proteins, natural rubber, starch, or cellulose. ...
Smartphones as wallets: Using portable device for purchases on the rise, but hurdles remain
Picture walking up to the Dillard's counter, two shirts in one hand, smartphone in the other. There's no need to reach for your wallet, because all of the credit card information has been stored in your phone. One tap of ...
Fluorescent nanotube coating can detect strain
A new type of paint made with carbon nanotubes at Rice University can help detect strain in buildings, bridges and airplanes.
Synchronized probes explore Bermuda Triangle's swirling vortices
(Phys.org) -- Some might say that University of Washington oceanographers did well to only lose one of 21 underwater probes, given that they were deployed near the notorious Bermuda Triangle, where boats and ...