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Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. Four drones called Coyotes ...

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

September 19, 2014 9:47 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School....

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

September 19, 2014 9:43 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting....

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Video games could dramatically streamline educational research

September 19, 2014 9:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Seeking educational curriculum researchers. Humans need not apply." A Washington State University professor has figured out a dramatically easier and more cost-effective way to do research on science curriculum in the classroom – and it....

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Toward optical chips

September 19, 2014 9:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power — and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits — light emitters, modulators....

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Darnell Power Forum

September 18, 2014 2:53 pm | Events

Now part of Darnell's Energy Summit, Darnell's Power Forum (DPF) is an exciting international event that focuses on “advancing power technologies that matter” for the successful development of next-generation power systems. There is tremendous synergy....

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Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

September 18, 2014 2:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting - but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors....

Senate: China hacked military contractor networks

September 18, 2014 2:02 pm | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software....

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Doing science just got cheaper -- and faster

September 18, 2014 1:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment....

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Reducing traffic congestion with wireless system

September 18, 2014 1:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways....

Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought

September 18, 2014 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's peculiar walk was not the result of low gravity....

Researchers solve data science tasks in big data era using decision trees learning

September 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Data mining is the art of exploring large and complex bodies of data in order to discover useful patterns. Theoreticians and practitioners are continually seeking improved techniques to make the process more efficient, cost-effective and accurate....

Latest measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays

September 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by CERN Press Office | News | Comments

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results ...

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RF Back to Basics Seminar 2014

September 18, 2014 11:28 am | Events

Today's engineers working in communications, consumer electronics and aerospace-defense are faced with increasingly complex design and measurement challenges and rapidly changing technology. A strong foundation in basic measurement ...

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Engineering Update Episode 76 : A cheap 3D-printed drone

September 18, 2014 10:55 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Virginia have created a military-grade 3D-printed UAV with off-the-shelf parts, an Android brain, and the ability to tote a 1.5-pound payload. We’ve seen flying 3D-printed creations before, but this one can be ...

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