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Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft Sends Lander Toward Comet

November 12, 2014 10:13 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a speeding European spacecraft released a lander toward the icy, dusty surface of a comet on Wednesday, setting off a seven-hour countdown to an audacious attempt to answer some of the biggest...

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Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Comments

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase...

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Board Designed for Wearables and IoT

November 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Alexandru Voica Technology PR Specialist | Comments

Earlier this year I reported about Ingenic Newton, a new MIPS-based platform targeting a wide range of connected consumer devices, including wearables, smart appliances and e-health sensors. This board was powered by an Ingenic JZ4775 chip...

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Silicon in Space

November 12, 2014 9:51 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Silicon, which is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust, is also sprinkled abundantly throughout interstellar space. The only way to identify silicon-containing molecules in the far corners of the cosmos - and to understand the...

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Venturing Into the Upper Atmosphere of Venus

November 11, 2014 3:17 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

As the end of its eight-year adventure at Venus edges ever closer, ESA scientists have been taking a calculated risk with the Venus Express spacecraft in order to carry out unique observations of the planet's rarefied outer atmosphere. First results from this aerobraking campaign were reported...

Texas A&M Joins the European Wind Energy Master Program

November 11, 2014 1:19 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO) at Texas A&M University has accepted an invitation to join the European Wind Energy Master (EWEM) program as an Associate Partner.  This collaborative effort will bring the department into the midst of a very active wind energy research and...

Rosetta Space Probe Features Insulating Products

November 11, 2014 11:49 am | Comments

From the time of its launch on March 2, 2004 – and continuing through its mission for the last ten years – DUNMORE Corporation's insulating products have protected the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe, its sensitive instruments...

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GaN Systems Inc Offering Devices for Google's Little Box Challenge

November 11, 2014 11:47 am | Comments

GaN Systems Inc is one of a number of manufacturers offering its devices to contestants entering the Little Box Challenge launched by Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The Little Box Challenge is an open...

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Microsoft Drops Nokia Name with Newest Lumia Phone

November 11, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released...

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Hacker-Hit Tibetan Monks 'Detach From Attachments'

November 11, 2014 9:22 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER and ASHWINI BHATIA, Associated Press | Comments

Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments."Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to happiness...

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Electronic Noise Affects Ultrasensitive Components at Low Temperatures

November 11, 2014 9:13 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments...

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This Galaxy is Producing Stars 1000 Times Faster Than the Milky Way

November 11, 2014 9:09 am | by The National Radio Astronomy Observatory | Comments

Nestled among a triplet of young galaxies more than 12.5 billion light-years away is a cosmic powerhouse: a galaxy that is producing stars nearly 1,000 times faster than our own Milky Way. This energetic starburst galaxy, known as AzTEC-3...

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Pilot's Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

November 11, 2014 9:05 am | by UCSD Jacobs: School of Engineering | Comments

A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots during flights for everything from GPS information to data about nearby aircraft is vulnerable to a wide range of security  attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic...

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Obama urges support for net neutrality

November 10, 2014 2:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

President Obama Monday made his strongest statement yet in support of strict net neutrality rules, urging the FCC to reclassify Internet service providers (ISPs) as Title II providers. In a video statement broadcast online, Obama said that current Internet policies...

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Lighter, Cheaper Radio Wave Device Could Transform Telecommunications

November 10, 2014 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a milestone in modern wireless and cellular telecommunications, creating a radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used....

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