UCF, Holochip in Licensing Agreement for Zoom Lens Patents

The University of Central Florida has signed a licensing agreement with Holochip Corp. for a portfolio of technologies that will allow zoom lenses, such as those used in digital cameras and camera phones, to be manufactured ...

Study Sheds Light on Why Humans Walk on Two Legs

A team of anthropologists that studied chimpanzees trained to use treadmills has gathered new evidence suggesting that our earliest apelike ancestors started walking on two legs because it required less energy than getting ...

HiRISE Catches a Dust Devil on Mars

The University of Arizona-based High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) group this week released a good look at a dust devil on Mars. This is not the storm bedeviling NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. ...

Keeping GLAST on Track

Thanks to the work of a team of physicists at SLAC, a technique used for years in physics experiments such as BaBar will soon help researchers monitor the performance of the Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) in ...

Unique Material May Allow Capacitors to Store More Energy

Imagine an electric car with the same acceleration capability as a gas-powered sports car, or ultrafast rechargeable “batteries” that can be recharged a thousand times more than existing conventional batteries. According ...

Researchers Find New Way To Fabricate Striped Nanorods

Superlatticed or “striped" nanorods – crystalline materials only a few molecules in thickness and made up of two or more semiconductors – are highly valued for their potential to serve in a variety of nanodevices, including ...

Calif. nuclear site to undergo study

Officials at the U.S. Department of Energy have ordered an in-depth environmental review of California's Santa Susana Field Lab.

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