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Anti-Piracy Chip



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Tech Briefs

Integrated microbatteries have been proposed to satisfy an anticipated need for long-life, low-rate primary batteries, having volumes less than 1 cubic millimeter, to power electronic circuitry in implantable medical devices. In one contemplated application, such a battery would be incorporated into a tubular hearing-aid device to be installed against an eardrum. This device is based on existing tube structures that are FDA approved for use in human ears. Click here to read more.

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Cell Phones and Driving



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Current Attractions

According to Edward Austin, Science and Mission Operation Project Manager for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), there are a lot of things that are obscured in the galaxy that we would want to see. We can use infrared technology, but a lot of the infrared spectrum is actually blocked by water vapor in the earth's atmosphere. One way to overcome this problem is to install a telescope in an aircraft capable of flying at 37,000 to 45,000 feet, placing it above roughly 99-percent of water vapor in the atmosphere.

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"Two-Faced" Particles



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Earthquake



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