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Telescope to Track Space Junk Using Youth Radio Station

December 3, 2013 9:57 am | by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research | News | Comments

A combination of pop songs, talkback radio, and cutting-edge science has enabled Australian astronomers to identify a way to prevent catastrophic, multi-billion dollar space junk collisions, a new study has revealed.                         

Uncovering Hidden Structures in Massive Data Collections

December 3, 2013 9:49 am | by John Sullivan, Princeton University | News | Comments

Advances in computer storage have created collections of data so huge that researchers often have trouble uncovering critical patterns in connections among individual items, making it difficult for them to realize fully the power of computing as a research tool. Now, computer scientists at Princeton University have developed a method that offers a solution to this data overload.

Amazon.com Sees Delivery Drones as Future

December 2, 2013 3:23 pm | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs. But the company says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create...

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Photos of the Day: Magnetic Tongue Piercing Controls Wheelchair

December 2, 2013 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers reported Wednesday that 11 people paralyzed from the neck down rapidly learned to use the tongue device to pilot their wheelchairs through an obstacle course full of twists and turns, and to operate a computer, too...                

Tongue Piercing Lets the Paralyzed Drive Wheelchairs

December 2, 2013 9:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a joystick...      

Small Company Helps Twitter Make Money

December 2, 2013 9:16 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money...                       

China Launches First Moon Rover, the 'Jade Rabbit'

December 2, 2013 9:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth...            

Indian Craft Leaves Earth's Orbit on Way to Mars

December 2, 2013 9:13 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet...                                 

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Glitches Keep Private Firm from Launching Rocket

December 2, 2013 9:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A new communications satellite that has both public and government applications is still sitting on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL...                                                  

China Claims Victory in Scrubbing Internet Clean

December 2, 2013 9:04 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity, and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party...                              

Techies vs. NSA: Encryption Arms Race Escalates

December 2, 2013 9:03 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Encrypted email, secure instant messaging, and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency's recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and...

Pilot Use of Automation Eyed in Air Crashes

December 2, 2013 9:02 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control...                        

Amazon.com Developing Delivery Drones

December 2, 2013 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The online retailer says it's working on its Prime Air project in its research and development labs. It says the idea is that the delivery system would be able to get purchases to customers in less than 30 minutes through the use of the...                 

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Ex-Nokia Engineers Launch New Smartphone

November 27, 2013 10:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker's old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market...                                                          

Gift Guide: PS4, Xbox One Won't Disappoint Gamers

November 27, 2013 10:21 am | by Lou Kesten, Associated Press | News | Comments

Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the new consoles. Perhaps there's a gamer in your family who would love to unwrap a shiny new machine on...               

HP Posts $1.4B Fiscal 4Q Profit

November 27, 2013 10:09 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard posted net income of $1.4 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter, as cost cuts stemming from its ongoing restructuring more than offset the effects of sluggish computer demand. The world's second-largest maker...           

Photos of the Day: Nano Camera

November 27, 2013 10:07 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

The camera is based on “Time of Flight” technology like that used in Microsoft’s recently launched second-generation Kinect device, in which the location of objects is calculated by how long it takes a light signal...               

Inexpensive ‘Nano-Camera’ can Operate at the Speed of Light

November 27, 2013 9:57 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A $500 “nano-camera” that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in...               

Latest GOES-R Instrument Cleared for Installation onto Spacecraft

November 27, 2013 9:57 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

The latest advanced instrument that will fly on NOAA's next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite – R known as GOES-R spacecraft is completed and cleared for installation onto...                  

Google Earth Reveals Untold Fish Catches

November 27, 2013 9:34 am | by UBC News | News | Comments

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by...                

Cheap Motorola Smartphone Available in U.S. Early

November 27, 2013 9:26 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. The U.S. launch was...                       

Nanotubes Can Solder Themselves, Markedly Improving Device Performance

November 26, 2013 11:05 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | News | Comments

University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron. Led by electrical and computer engineering professor Joseph Lyding and graduate student Jae Won Do, the Illinois team published its...

Sounding Rocket to Peek at Atmosphere of Venus

November 26, 2013 10:55 am | by Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A week after launching a new orbiter to investigate the upper atmosphere of Mars, NASA is sending a sounding rocket to probe the atmosphere of Venus. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in...

Ultra-Sensitive Force Sensing with a Levitating Nanoparticle

November 26, 2013 10:47 am | by ICFO | News | Comments

A recent study led by researchers of the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) achieved the highest force sensitivity ever observed with a nano-mechanical resonator. The scientific results of this study have been published in...               

Flashes of Brilliance

November 26, 2013 10:35 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Spontaneous bursts of light from a solid block illuminate the unusual way interacting quantum particles behave when they are driven far from equilibrium. The discovery by Rice University scientists of a way to trigger these flashes may lead to new telecommunications equipment and other devices that transmit signals at picosecond speeds.

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