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Need WiFi in New York City? Connect for Free via the Garbage Bin.

July 15, 2015 11:20 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Trash is pretty much a staple in New York City. You see it everywhere, and instead of reducing the amount of garbage that accumulates, we usually just end up adding to it with our Starbucks Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato cup and our empty Manhattan bagel ...

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'White Graphene' Structures Can Take the Heat

July 15, 2015 11:14 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride might be the right stuff to keep small electronics cool, according to scientists at Rice University. Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Navid Sakhavand...

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In Competition for Water Supremacy, RoboBoats Rule the Waves

July 15, 2015 11:07 am | by Sierra Jones, ONR Corporate Strategic Communications | News | Comments

In a race for points, honor and cash, 16 teams—from the United States and as far away as Indonesia, Taiwan and South Korea—hit the water with custom-built autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) at the eighth annual RoboBoat Competition, held July 7-12 in Virginia Beach, Virginia...

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Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 10:17 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

You can fake a smile, but your phone knows the truth. Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a small Northwestern Medicine study...

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Solar Plane Suspends Journey in Hawaii After Battery Damage

July 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Caleb Jones, Associated Press | News | Comments

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world said Wednesday it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands. The Solar Impulse team said in a news release that it will ... 

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Photo of the Day: Mercedes-Benz AG Employee Checks S-Class Model

July 15, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Mercedes-Benz AG employee checks a S-Class model at the plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. Traditional automakers like Mercedes and Toyota already make vehicles with the building blocks of self-driving systems...

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Smart Cornfields of the Future

July 15, 2015 9:59 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

The world population, which stood at 5 billion in 1950, is predicted to increase to 10.5 billion by 2050. It's a stunning number since it means the planet's population has doubled within the lifetimes of many people alive today....

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Expert Logger Utilizes FPGA Technology

July 15, 2015 9:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Delphin’s new Expert Logger data logger combines advanced measurement technology with the latest communications features. This new universal datalogger is available in three versions...

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U.S. University World’s First to Wirelessly Power Students

July 15, 2015 9:47 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Powermat Technologies announced the installation of its wireless charging platform at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), allowing students to charge their mobile phones so they can stay connected to the information and learning resources they need while on the go...

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IoT Sensor Beacons Support Eddystone and iBeacon

July 15, 2015 9:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bluvision and Texas Instruments announce the availability of Bluvision IoT sensor beacons which support Eddystone™, an open beacon format from Google, Apple’s iBeacon™ technology...

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Professor Stephen Hawking Congratulates the NASA New Horizons Team

July 15, 2015 9:27 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Professor Stephen Hawking, regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, congratulates the NASA New Horizons team. On July 14, 2015, New Horizons became the first spacecraft to visit the dwarf planet Pluto...

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What Happens When Our Computers Get Smarter Than We Are?

July 15, 2015 9:23 am | by TED | News | Comments

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence...

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Solving Mysteries of Conductivity in Polymers

July 15, 2015 9:18 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Materials known as conjugated polymers have been seen as very promising candidates for electronics applications, including capacitors, photodiodes, sensors, organic light-emitting diodes, and thermoelectric devices. But they’ve faced one major obstacle...

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Terminal Brings Connectivity to Global Combat Support Systems-Army in the Field

July 15, 2015 9:11 am | by 2nd Lt. Blair A. Pechner, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment | News | Comments

During a field training exercise here, March 16 -18, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very Small Aperture Terminal, or VSAT, Internet connection to the Global...

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Pre-Certified Thread Networking Stack for Smart Home Connectivity

July 14, 2015 4:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is announcing a pre-certified Thread networking stack, compliant to the R1.0 specification recently released to Thread Group members...

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