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Computers Get with the Beat

June 29, 2015 1:49 pm | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

As yet another music streaming service comes online to rival the countless available outlets for so many different genres, a new approach to classifying music to make archiving, sorting and music discovery easier is published...

Is Facebook the Next Frontier for Online Learning?

June 29, 2015 1:46 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study...

Purdue Polytechnic High School to Provide STEM Pipeline

June 29, 2015 1:42 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, an educational experience designed to provide a bridge for inner-city students and others to succeed in high school and to be admitted directly to Purdue University, will open in August 2017...

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Cyber Team Tests Advanced Defensive Capability

June 29, 2015 11:16 am | by David Vergun | News | Comments

A cyber protection team, or CPT, from the newly formed Army Cyber Protection Brigade on Fort Gordon, Georgia, tested its capabilities here this month against real intruders bent on taking their network down. "We're validating our tactics, techniques and procedures...

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Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor May Take Smartphone Security to New Level

June 29, 2015 11:10 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of the fingerprint. A newly developed ultrasonic sensor eliminates that risk by imaging the ridges...

SpaceX Rocket Destroyed on Way to Space Station, Cargo Lost

June 29, 2015 11:08 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months. The accident happened about ... 

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Major Step for Implantable Drug-Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 10:48 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize its wirelessly controlled, implantable, microchip-based devices...

Unexpectedly Little Black-Hole Monsters Rapidly Suck Up Surrounding Matter

June 29, 2015 10:45 am | by National Institutes of Natural Sciences | News | Comments

Using the Subaru Telescope, researchers at the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Russia and Kyoto University in Japan have found evidence that enigmatic objects in nearby galaxies - called ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) - exhibit strong outflows that are created as matter falls onto their black holes...

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HotSpot Episode 119 - Star Wars-Style Hoverbike

June 29, 2015 10:33 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sarah Goncalves, Janine E. Mooney, Eric Sorensen | Videos | Comments

Malloy Aeronautics, a UK-based firm, is developing a four-fan hoverbike after the US military expressed its interest. At the moment, the machine—officially called the Hoverbike Helicopter— is radio controlled and flown as an unmanned vehicle...

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Making New Materials with Micro-Explosions

June 29, 2015 10:24 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material. The new technique could lead to the simple creation and manufacture of superconductors or high-efficiency solar cells...

Photo of the Day: Watching Meteors From the Space Station

June 29, 2015 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, tweeted this image from the International Space Station in August, 2011 with the following caption: “What a `Shooting Star’ looks like from space, taken yesterday during Perseid Meteor Shower"...

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Former Qualcomm Executive Sent to Prison for Insider Trading

June 29, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Qualcomm Inc. executive was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and fined $500,000 for an insider trading scheme to profit off the wireless technology company's confidential information and then covering up his crimes. Jing Wang, 52, the former global ... 

Air Force Intel Pros Use Web-Based Remotely Piloted Aircraft Application

June 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle, Secretary of the Air Force Command Information | News | Comments

Using existing technology, a team of Air Force intelligence experts have developed a new Web-based program that saves lives and money, while enhancing the “eyes in the sky,” the centerpiece of the $80 billion remotely piloted aircraft industry...

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Hyundai Sees Green Future in Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 9:16 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales. South Korea's largest automaker has sold or leased 273 Tucson fuel cell SUVs since beginning ... 

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Automatic Bug Repair

June 29, 2015 9:15 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Programming Language Design and Implementation conference this month, MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure applications...

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