A plane-size asteroid buzzes by Earth undetected – CNET

A big space rock slipped right by us last week and was only spotted as it left our cosmic neighborhood.

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Amazon’s dominance comes at a high cost – CNET

In the latest quarter, operating costs surge again, as the e-commerce titan keeps investing in future growth.

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Are you psychic? New app claims it can tell you – CNET

Commentary: Am I Psychic? says it uses scientific methods to show whether you’re, you know, paranormal.

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Photon Upconversion Technique Utilizes Plasmonics, Quantum Wells

In Dermatology, Lasers Offer Options For Medical, Cosmetic Procedures From skin cancer diagnosis and treatment to wrinkle removal and skin rejuvenation, laser-based treatments increasingly offer noninvasive alternatives to traditional procedures. These noninvasive… Turning FLIR Optics to the Next Level With the latest generation of Nanotech's 450UPLv2 , Lambda can support all your FLIR… Autonomous automobiles don't operate underwater, howevera Autonomous vehicles use an assortment of sensors and imagers including LiDAR .

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Tiny pillars put light and sound in a quantum superposition – Ars Technica

Ars TechnicaTiny pillars put light and sound in a quantum superpositionArs TechnicaThey're all about fundamental quantum mechanics: can we take such a pillar and put just a single phonon (the sound equivalent of a photon) of sound in the pillar? Can we entangle phonons and photons at such high frequencies? What does all this mean?

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Fundamental breakthrough in the future of designing materials

A breakthrough has been made in the area of material design — one that challenges the commonly held view on how the fundamental building blocks of matter come together. Scientists have shown that the granular building blocks in copper can never fit together perfectly, but are rotated causing an unexpected level of surface roughness. This behavior, previously undetected, will have important implications for how materials are designed.

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New method promises easier nanoscale manufacturing

A new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials has been revealed by researchers, who say that it could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices.

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Ethereal Orion Nebula wows scientists with dazzling portrait – CNET

A new image of the Orion Nebula Cluster that reveals the inner workings of the fabulous formation has astronomers thrilled.

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Could Albany firm build Foxconn’s $10B Wisconsin plant?

Rick Whitney, CEO of M+W Group Americas Region based in Albany, at right looking at camera, was at a White House announcement Wednesday where Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan said it would build a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin, not New York .

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a oeThe Engineer of 2020a

According to a 2016 report on the future of jobs, growth for engineers is focused on biochemicals, nanotechnology, robotics, and materials. But more than 10 years ago, the National Academy of Engineering had seen the future earlier in the past.

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