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Photo of the Day: PIM Happens Indoors

May 28, 2015 9:21 am | by Commscope | News | Comments

In just a few short years, passive intermodulation (PIM) has gone from a vaguely understood but accepted nuisance, to a major concern that wireless service providers seek to manage and minimize. As wireless service providers add the most recent 4G/LTE capabilities to their networks...


NASA Begins Testing Mars Lander for Next Mission to Red Planet

May 28, 2015 9:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.  The lander is called InSight, an abbreviation for Interior Exploration...


JPL's RoboSimian to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

May 28, 2015 9:08 am | by NASA | News | Comments

RoboSimian, the ape-like robot developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, June 5 and 6...


Crowd-Sourced Formal Verification Program Generates Thousands of Software Annotations

May 28, 2015 9:00 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The initial phase of a DARPA program that used publicly accessible online games to accelerate the verification of software has helped produce hundreds of thousands of program annotations in common software programming languages...


Why Sodium-Oxygen Batteries Are More Energy Efficient Than Lithium-Oxygen

May 28, 2015 8:56 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage...


Hubble Sees Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet

May 28, 2015 8:52 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

When you're blasting though space at more than 98 percent of the speed of light, you may need driver's insurance. Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter...


Stanford Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers

May 28, 2015 8:47 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done...


Latest in Food-Track Tech: Swipe a Code, Meet Your Fisherman

May 27, 2015 2:08 pm | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat — and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman ... 


NASA/JPL Bring Sights and Sounds to World Science Festival

May 27, 2015 1:43 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Exhibits, displays and presenters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are participating in this year's World Science Festival in New York, to be held from May 27 through 31...


Medical Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 1:39 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners...


Why You Should Pursue a STEM Career in Agriculture

May 27, 2015 11:22 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Try explaining STEM to students and you probably get blank stares, eye rolls or even yawns. Sure, you can spell out the acronym (science, technology, engineering, math) but that doesn’t make it any more exciting. STEM usually triggers thoughts of a computer ... 


Amtrak to Install Long-Sought Cameras in Locomotives

May 27, 2015 10:54 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash...


Discovery Shows What the Solar System Looked Like as a 'Toddler'

May 27, 2015 10:47 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has identified a young planetary system which may aid in understanding how our own solar system formed and developed billions of years ago...


Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 10:37 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops...


NASA's Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

May 27, 2015 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life...



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