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Photos of the Day: X-37B, the Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In this photo, provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians examine the X-37B unmanned spaceplane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Dec. 3, 2010. The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle is expected to land again at a Southern California Air Force base. The X-37B's mission is classified, only fueling speculation about why it was orbiting Earth for nearly two years.

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Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

The purpose of the military's secret space plane, the X-37B, is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been circling Earth for nearly two years on this, the program's third mission. The plane is expected to land as soon as Wednesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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Elon Musk On Tesla Autopilot And Legal Liability

October 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Bloomberg News | Comments

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., discusses Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature, autonomous driving, government regulations, and legal liability with Bloomberg's Betty Liu. He predicts that autonomous driving is in the near future, but that we aren't quite there yet.

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Programming Computers in Everyday Language

October 16, 2014 9:27 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Comments

Computers speak a language of their own. They can only be programmed by those, who know the code. Computer scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are presently working on a software that directly translates natural...                   

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Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 9:22 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues...  

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Interactive Typewriter Allows Communication through Internet Forums

October 16, 2014 9:15 am | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | Comments

An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool...                            

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Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

October 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation | Comments

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort and lots of lost time and money...              

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New Miniature Device Monitors Heart Failure Patients Remotely

October 16, 2014 8:47 am | by Scott Maier | Comments

UCSF is the first medical center in the western United States to offer the wireless CardioMEMS HF System implant, an innovative device that monitors heart failure patients remotely.

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FirstLight Fiber Completes Acquisition of G4 Communications’ Assets

October 15, 2014 1:44 pm | by FirstLight Fiber | Comments

FirstLight Fiber announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications, including G4’s customer base and data center located at 77 Sundial in Manchester, New Hampshire...

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Vertix Consulting Released Network Deployment White Paper

October 15, 2014 1:34 pm | by Vertix Consulting | Comments

Vertix Consulting announced the release of its new white paper entitled, “Identifying and Minimizing Network Deployment Challenges.” The paper features expert analysis and viewpoints from Vertix on network deployment challenges and mitigation...

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UTEL Total Cabinet Automation System

October 15, 2014 1:25 pm | by UTEL | Comments

 UTEL announced its product, Robo-Cab, an innovative fully managed ADF system which will revolutionize the future operation and management of FTTC. The system can fully automate the whole cabinet...

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Centile Telecom Unveiled the Unified Communications Platform ISTRA

October 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Centile Telecom Applications | Comments

In the hyper-fast-moving market for fixed and mobile communications, Centile Istra 9.0 offers customers the latest advances and developments in both end-user experience and the self-management of services...

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nubia Adopts Cavendish Kinetics’ SmarTune Antenna Tuning Solution

October 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by Cavendish Kinetics | Comments

Cavendish Kinetics and nubia announced today that nubia’s new Z7 includes a 3rd Generation smart antenna that is powered by Cavendish Kinetics’ revolutionary SmarTune antenna tuning solution...

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TelcoApps Deliver Virtualized Firewall and Routing Network Functions

October 15, 2014 12:35 pm | by Telco Systems | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release of its first two TelcoApps, vFirewall and vRouter, enabling service providers to achieve the significant benefits of distributed network functions virtualization throughout their telecom networks...

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“Dressing” in Superconductors

October 15, 2014 12:30 pm | Comments

Experimental observations haven’t clarified if the phenomenon at work in conventional superconductors - at low critical temperature – and involving the “dressing” concept (as physicists call it) can also be seen in cuprates, but one study suggests that this might be the case.

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