System monitors health of new composite military missiles

Engineers at Purdue University have designed and tested a "structural health monitoring" system to detect flaws that could hinder the performance of new types of military missiles made of composite materials instead of metal.

New Concept Video Camera for SDHC Memory Card Recording

Up to now, the growth of the video camera market has been driven by uses such as recording weddings and birthday parties. In an effort to stimulate new demand in this largely mature market, Panasonic is introducing a new ...

Motorola, T-Mobile Launch the MOTORIZR Z3

The stylish and uniquely crafted MOTORIZR Z3, the first GSM slider in the U.S., from Motorola, is available beginning today exclusively from T-Mobile USA. With premium communications and multimedia features, and a vibrant ...

MIT biologists solve vitamin puzzle

Solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, MIT and Harvard researchers have discovered the final piece of the synthesis pathway of vitamin B12-the only vitamin synthesized exclusively by microorganisms.

Powerful new tool to track carbon dioxide by source

Scientists from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) announced today a new tool to monitor changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by region and source. The tool, called CarbonTracker, ...

Mechanics meets chemistry in new way to manipulate matter

The inventors of self-healing plastic have come up with another invention: a new way of doing chemistry. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found a novel way to manipulate matter and drive ...

Hinode's X-Ray Telescope Reveals the Sun's Secrets

Even though the sun is the closest star to Earth and has been studied for hundreds of years, it still holds surprises. The recently launched Hinode spacecraft is one of the latest observatories to probe the sun from afar. ...

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