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Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

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Photo of the Day: Mobile Data Crunch

April 23, 2014 1:55 pm | by CommScope | Comments

CommScope outlines the “mobile data crunch” with this infographic...                                

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Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes

April 23, 2014 10:02 am | by Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri | Comments

Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans...         

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Nanoreporters Tell ‘Sour’ Oil from ‘Sweet’

April 23, 2014 9:53 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground...                                

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Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

April 23, 2014 9:38 am | by Jason Bardi, APL Materials | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers...                             

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Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

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Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

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AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

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Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

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Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

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Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to...

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Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

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Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

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Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 11:53 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw...                  

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