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Snowden Hits Hurdles in Search for Asylum

July 2, 2013 8:44 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press | Comments

NSA leaker Edward Snowden's best chance of finding refuge outside the United States may hinge on the president of Venezuela, who was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela told Russian reporters on Tuesday that his country has not received an application for asylum from Snowden and dodged the question of whether he would take Snowden away with him.

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Tribune Bulks Up In Broadcasting in $2.73B Deal

July 2, 2013 8:44 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Tribune on has announced a deal to buy Local TV and its 19 TV stations for $2.73 billion. The acquisition makes the media conglomerate the nation's No. 1 local TV broadcaster and broadens its reach to nearly half the country, or more than 50 million households. The deal is the latest in a wave of consolidation sweeping the industry as TV station owners gird for battle in contentious fee negotiations with cable and satellite TV companies.

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Molex Celebrates 75 Years of Innovation

July 1, 2013 8:22 pm | by Molex Incorporated | Comments

As Molex Incorporated [NASDAQ: MOLX and MOLXA], begins its new fiscal year, the company proudly celebrates its 75th year in business serving customers in the global electronics industry. Providing innovative interconnect solutions to the world’s leading manufacturers, the company’s primary markets include data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical and lighting.

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Tech Valley Communications Complete Acquisition og TelJet Longhaul Assets

July 1, 2013 7:42 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | Comments

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating advanced fiber networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, have announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Vermont-based TelJet Longhaul, LLC, including TelJet’s Vermont and New Hampshire fiber networks and its recently built colocation facility  As a result of this transaction.

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FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd Partner to Provide GPS Signal Inside Crossrail Tunnels

July 1, 2013 7:16 pm | by FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd | Comments

When faced with an unusual and challenging technical requirement, FalTech GPS and Syrinix Ltd partnered to design and install a system to monitor the integrity of large-diameter water main pipes deep under the capital’s landscape. FalTech’s GPS repeater systems are deployed in a wide variety of locations where GPS satellite signals are required inside a building,

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Large-Scale Quantum Chip Validated

July 1, 2013 9:47 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | Comments

A team of scientists at USC has verified that quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor. The team demonstrated that the D-Wave processor housed at the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center behaves in a manner that indicates that quantum mechanics plays a functional role in the way it works. The demonstration involved a small subset of the chip's 128 qubits.

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Microscopy Technique Could Help Computer Industry Develop 3D Components

July 1, 2013 9:43 am | by Chad Boutin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

A technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for improving optical microscopes now has been applied to monitoring the next generation of computer chip circuit components, potentially providing the semiconductor industry with a crucial tool for improving chips for the next decade or more.

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NASA's Voyager 1 Craft Enters Unfamiliar Space

July 1, 2013 9:39 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

New research pinpoints the current location of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft: It's still in our solar system. Since last summer, the long-running spacecraft has been exploring uncharted territory where the effects of interstellar space, or the space between stars, can be felt.

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New NASA Satellite to Begin Sun-Watching Mission

July 1, 2013 9:27 am | by Associated Press | Comments

From its perch in low-Earth orbit, NASA's newest satellite will soon get a close-up look at a little-explored region of the sun that's thought to drive space weather that can affect Earth. The Iris satellite was boosted into orbit about 400 miles above Earth by a Pegasus rocket Thursday evening after a sunset launch. Engineers will test the satellite first before turning on its telescope to stare at the sun.

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Germany Asks U.S. Envoy for Talks after Spying Claim

July 1, 2013 9:24 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

The German government on Monday invited the U.S. ambassador in Berlin for talks, as European countries angry over reports that Washington bugged EU offices piled on to demand answers about the scope of U.S. surveillance. The Obama administration is facing a breakdown in confidence from key allies over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed the covert listening devices in EU offices.

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Research from Boston University and USC Promises Breakthrough in Internet Bandwidth

June 28, 2013 8:56 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | Comments

As rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth strains the Internet's capacity, a team of engineers has devised a new fiber optic technology that promises to increase bandwidth dramatically. The new technology could enable Internet providers to offer much greater connectivity – from decreased network congestion to on-demand video streaming.

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Low-Power Wi-Fi Signal Tracks Movement -- Even Behind Walls

June 28, 2013 8:54 am | by Sarah McDonnell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The comic-book hero Superman uses his X-ray vision to spot bad guys lurking behind walls and other objects. Now we could all have X-ray vision, thanks to researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Researchers have long attempted to build a device capable of seeing people through walls. However, previous efforts to develop such a system have involved the use of expensive and bulky radar technology.

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UK Tech Guru James Martin Found Dead in Bermuda

June 28, 2013 8:46 am | by DANICA COTO, Associated Press | Comments

James Martin, a British philanthropist and technology guru who was once the highest-selling author on books about computing, has died near his private island in Bermuda. He was 79. Authorities in the British territory said Thursday that an autopsy is pending for Martin, whose body was found by a kayaker in waters near his home on Agar's Island. Police have said they do not believe a crime is involved.

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Apps Mix History with Technology at Gettysburg

June 28, 2013 8:37 am | by KEITH COLLINS, Associated Press | Comments

At the 150th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Gettysburg, many Civil War re-enactors will eschew the use of modern technology, but scores of tourists will embrace it. More than 5,700 Foursquare users have checked in at sites in the historic borough; more than 16,000 Facebook users have liked it. And in the weeks leading up to the anniversary, apps that offer maps and information about key battle spots have surged in popularity.

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TV-Over-Internet Service Aereo Heading to Chicago

June 28, 2013 8:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The service started in New York last year and expanded to Boston and Atlanta this spring. Service in the Chicago area will begin Sept. 13 and will come with several Chicago-area broadcast stations plus Bloomberg TV. Eligibility is limited to 16 counties in Illinois and Indiana.

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