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US Supreme Court Tosses out Software Patent

June 19, 2014 11:25 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a closely watched case that clarifies standards for awarding patents. The justices ruled unanimously that the government should not have issued a patent to Alice Corp...

UN Says Unmanned Drones Will Be Deployed in Mali

June 19, 2014 11:07 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Comments

The U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali will be getting unmanned drones to help protect civilians and U.N. troops in the volatile north, the peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous told the U.N. Security Council that the unmanned aerial vehicles will provide critical information for peacekeepers...

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Photo of the Day: Expedition 38 Tests Free-Flying Satellites

June 19, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

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International Space Station: A Technology Test Bed

June 19, 2014 9:48 am | by NASA | Comments

The International Space Station is critically important to NASA's future exploration missions. The orbiting outpost provides a platform to test technologies in a long-duration weightless environment; conditions which are impractical to replicate on Earth...

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Telco Systems Introduces SDN & NFV Solutions for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks

June 19, 2014 9:29 am | by Moshe Shimon, Telco Systems | Comments

Telco Systems has announced their new strategy focused on their innovative Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV solutions supporting their network evolution approach for transitioning from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to SDN and NFV architectures...

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B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.

June 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Geisa Mello, B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision Corporation has announced the acquisition of Teknix S.A., a service and calibration company based in São Paulo, Brasil. Under the new name of B&K Precision Brasil, the subsidiary company will become B&K Precision’s headquarters for South American operations...

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Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters

June 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by EverPro Technologies | Comments

EverPro Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor announced the completion of successful interoperability testing between both Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller and EZ-USB CX3 camera controller and EverPro’s U3C A0A0-100 USB 3.0 active optical cable...

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TIA Releases Network of the Future Conference Videos

June 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by TIA | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the availability of an extensive line-up of videos from its recently concluded Network of the Future Conference. The videos include keynote presentations and in-depth interviews with top ICT executives...

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Collecting Light with Artificial Moth Eyes

June 18, 2014 2:33 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | Comments

All over the world researchers are investigating solar cells which imitate plant photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Empa researchers have developed such a photoelectrochemical cell, recreating a moth’s eye to drastically increase...

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Obama, Inventors Check out Electric Giraffe

June 18, 2014 2:26 pm | by Stacy Anderson, Associated Press | Comments

If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White House, a symbol of the quirky and clever creations Obama wanted to showcase...

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Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by RAND Corporation | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals...

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New Quantum Mechanism to Trigger the Emission of Tunable Light

June 18, 2014 1:11 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

Scientists have found that 2D nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedented efficiency. The researchers found that quantum wells...

Photo of the Day: NASA Hunts for New Horizons Mission Target

June 18, 2014 11:23 am | by NASA | Comments

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015...

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Hubble to Begin Searching Beyond Pluto

June 18, 2014 11:23 am | by NASA | Comments

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015...

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Obama to Join Inventors at White House Maker Faire

June 18, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Entrepreneurs, students and inventors are heading to the White House to show off their innovations at the White House's first "Maker Faire." The White House says more than 100 "makers" from 25 states will join President Barack Obama on Wednesday...

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