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NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

August 19, 2014 12:04 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1...

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Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Healthcare

August 19, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the ... 

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Telstra Unveils Next-Gen Cloud Collaboration Service for Global Businesses

August 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Telstra | News | Comments

Telstra has launched its global cloud-based unified communications service, enabling businesses to communicate and collaborate in real-time regardless of their location around the world. Nathan Bell, Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, Director of Marketing...

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Photos of the Day: NASA Puts 'Swarmies' to the Test

August 19, 2014 10:02 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does...

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Autonomous Swarming Robots to Explore Alien Worlds

August 19, 2014 9:45 am | by NASA | News | Comments

A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does...

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Spacewalking Astronauts Release Baby Satellite

August 19, 2014 9:38 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles above the cloud-flecked planet...

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Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

August 19, 2014 9:16 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway...

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A Closer Look: Do More with Companion Devices

August 19, 2014 9:00 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon does it, too. It's understandable. The devices need to communicate with each other...

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Arches, Canyonlands, National Parks Ban Drones

August 19, 2014 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks, says the unmanned aircrafts disrupt wildlife and are an intrusion on visitors looking for tranquility...

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Pasternack Attenuators and RF Loads Operating to 65 GHz

August 18, 2014 5:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced new lines of 1.85 mm attenuators and 1.85 mm RF loads up to 65 GHz. This new line is used in applications such as power limiting, impedance matching, and signal leveling inside RF test systems...                                 

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Fairview Unveils Family of Low, Medium, and High Power Attenuators

August 18, 2014 5:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has announced the release of their new family of 25, 50, and 100 W attenuators with operating frequencies up to 18 GHz depending on the configuration. There is a total of 236 new part numbers in this attenuator...                               

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Google's Pivotal IPO Launched a Decade of Big Bets

August 18, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that ...  

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BlackBerry Forms Business Unit to Hold Patent Portfolio

August 18, 2014 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology and patent portfolio as the company focuses away from handheld devices. The unit, to be called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, will be ...

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Front-to-Back Amplifier Solution from API Technologies

August 18, 2014 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has announced a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...                             

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GE Healthcare Introduces the Next Gen Pocket-Sized Ultrasound

August 18, 2014 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound. This powerful pocket-sized ultrasound tool houses two transducers in a single ... 

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