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5 questions about the historic comet landing

November 13, 2014 8:59 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency has achieved a historic first - landing a washing machine-sized spacecraft on a comet speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph (66,000 kph). Here are answers to five questions about the space mission....

People feel loss of control of personal info

November 13, 2014 8:55 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's been 15 years since Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten the message by now, with all the news of online data breaches, revelations about ...

HotSpot: Top 10 best wireless & RF devices at Electronica 2014

November 13, 2014 8:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on HotSpot, we're in Munich, Germany attending electronica 2014 and checking out the latest and greatest components, systems, and applications that companies have to offer. Our Top 10 show features everything from the newest ...

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Wind farms generate enough power for every home in Scotland

November 13, 2014 8:07 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

In what is a win for alternative energy (there seem to be more and more these days) the recently released numbers show that during the month of October, wind power generated 126 percent of the energy needed to power every home in Scotland...

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NASA statement on successful Rosetta Comet landing

November 12, 2014 5:32 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The following statement is from John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, about the successful comet landing by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft: “We congratulate ...

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Supercomputers enable high-resolution climate models, truer simulation of extreme weather

November 12, 2014 5:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Not long ago, it would have taken several years to run a high-resolution simulation on a global climate model. But using some of the most powerful supercomputers now available, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) climate scientist ...

Large TV size growth outpaces smaller sizes during festive Diwali season

November 12, 2014 4:53 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Demand for larger screen sizes, primarily 32” and 40”, increased during the Indian Diwali Festival season from September 17 to October 7. Unlike prior years, there was demand for 32” and 40” sizes in both semi-urban and rural areas. A top source ...

Fighting crime through crowdsourcing

November 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Crowdsourcing utilizes the input of a crowd of online users to collaboratively solve problems. To advance this emerging technology, researchers at the University of Miami are developing a computing model that uses crowdsourcing to combine and ...

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Moving cameras talk to each other to identify, track pedestrians

November 12, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It's not uncommon to see cameras mounted on store ceilings, propped up in public places or placed inside subways, buses and even on the dashboards of cars. Cameras record our world down to the second. This can be a powerful surveillance tool on ...

A piece of the quantum puzzle

November 12, 2014 4:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral fellow Pedram Roushan and several colleagues have been exploring qubits (quantum bits) for quantum simulation on a smaller scale....

Review: No cash, cards, just mobile pay for a week

November 12, 2014 4:24 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world. Apple Pay has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks, but there are lots of other ...

US-China deal could end fees on $1T in tech sales

November 12, 2014 4:19 pm | by MARLEY JAY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A trade deal between the U.S. and China could end tariffs on $1 trillion in global sales of semiconductors, MRI machines, GPS devices, printer ink cartridges, video game consoles and other high-tech items. President Barack Obama, in Beijing for the ...

Drone sightings up dramatically

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a million small drone aircraft have been sold in the past few years, and a growing number of them are turning up in the skies near airports and airliners, posing a risk of collision. Reports of drone sightings near other planes, helicopters ...

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Webcast: Beyond Conflict Minerals for High Tech Companies

November 12, 2014 3:37 pm | Events

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, requires organizations to disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products or in the materials used in their manufacturing processes. By rule of the SEC, compliance ...

Automotive-grade film capacitors designed for safety applications

November 12, 2014 3:21 pm | Kemet Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET (Simpsonville, SC) introduced automotive-grade film capacitors at the Electronica 2014 trade fair in Munich, Germany. The F862 Metallized Polypropylene Film Class X2 Series is specifically designed for safety applications subject to ...

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