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Dutch Government Encourages Self-Driving Car Tests

June 16, 2014 8:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Dutch government says it wants to encourage large-scale tests of self-driving cars in the Netherlands by next year, and supports a plan to allow tests of self-driving trucks by 2019. The country's infrastructure minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen...

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Photos of the Day: In-Orbit Decontamination System Destroys Pathogens

June 16, 2014 11:57 am | by NASA | Comments

Just like eating, drinking and even trying to wash your hair aboard the International Space Station, conducting science experiments in space is not a simple task for astronauts. There are so many more factors for crews to consider than scientists on Earth have to worry about..

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Decontamination System to Up Research on Space Station

June 16, 2014 11:57 am | by NASA | Comments

Just like eating, drinking and even trying to wash your hair aboard the International Space Station, conducting science experiments in space is not a simple task for astronauts. There are so many more factors for crews to consider than scientists on Earth have to worry about..

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Bel Agrees to Acquire Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions from Emerson for $98 Million

June 16, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (ECS) business of Emerson Inc. Bel will pay approximately $98 million in cash to acquire the ECS business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $83 million...

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Power Plant Debate Prompts War of Stats

June 16, 2014 10:28 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change. There's just one problem...

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Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

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‘Exquisitely Engineered’ Human Vision Featured in 'Optical Engineering'

June 15, 2014 8:08 pm | by SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics | Comments

A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems...

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Who's Using Your Data?

June 15, 2014 8:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decades. As more of our data moves online, a more pressing concern...

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Crossing the Goal Line: New Tech Tracks Football in 3D Space

June 15, 2014 7:45 pm | by NC State University | Comments

Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers have developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields...

Breakthrough for Information Technology Using Heusler Materials

June 15, 2014 7:40 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | Comments

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have managed, for the first time...

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FCC Examining Reasons for Internet Traffic Jams

June 15, 2014 7:36 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is setting out to unravel the mystery behind the Internet traffic jams bogging down the delivery of Netflix videos and other online content. The inquiry announced Friday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will dissect...

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Computers Replace Humans Reading Weather Reports

June 15, 2014 7:34 pm | by Rachel D'oro, Associated Press | Comments

Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades — using real human voices in radio forecast broadcasts. The Nome and Kodiak offices are switching...

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Photo of the Day: The Internet of Things Ecosystem

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

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IDTechEx Quantifies the Internet of Things Market

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

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Samsung Tablets to Have Richer Colors in Screens

June 12, 2014 11:23 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

New tablet computers from Samsung will feature screens that are richer in color than standard LCDs. These screens, known as AMOLED for active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes, are already found in smartphones made by Samsung and a few...

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