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Senate may go on break without passing cyber bill

The U.S. Senate could leave town this week for a monthlong break without passing legislation to protect the country's electrical grid, water supplies and other critical industries from cyberattack and electronic espionage.

dateAug 02, 2012 in Internet
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Superconducting cables for electricity grids

Power grids around the world are reaching their limits at the same time that electricity demand is growing. European researchers developed and tested one of the first superconductor-based cables to address the issue.

dateJul 16, 2012 in Engineering
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Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs

What's 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube -- and a new study by Rice University scientists details exactly how the ...

dateJul 09, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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