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February 24, 2010 4:53 am | by Wolf Homma | Comments

Theft is theft, and the fact that theft is easy in the digital age does not change this. Quality must be paid for, and that applies to entertainment and news alike. Will web-based news outfits be able to pay for a network of qualified correspondents in all countries of the world, for in-depth reports and thorough research?

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Why Preparing Your Car For Winter Is a Good Idea (An Anecdote)

February 23, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This past month, we celebrated my little daughter's first birthday - which meant a trip from Virginia to New Jersey. Ordinarily, this isn't a major effort, but this was on the verge of the big snow storm on February 5. Naturally, we were a bit concerned about our travel prospects.

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Get Fired Up with Energy Empowers

February 22, 2010 8:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The beauty of empowering another human being is that we never lose our own power in the process.Barbara Coloroso

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The Importance of Higher Power Quality

February 19, 2010 9:12 am | by Chad Hall, COO, Ioxus | Comments

Most people are ignorant about the issues facing the utilities industry in its effort to provide high-quality, reliable power.

Officers warned about UAV vulnerabilities in 2004

February 19, 2010 4:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The revelation that insurgents had hacked US drones came as shocking news. What’s more, they did so using $26 off-the-shelf software (SkyGrabber). Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that senior officers knew about the security risk five years ago. According to a report in the Journal, senior officers warned in 2004 of the drones’ vulnerabilities.

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Air Force taps Space Micro to develop software defined radio for satellites

February 19, 2010 4:06 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Space Micro Inc. has been awarded $100,000 by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a software-defined radio system for military satellites. The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract is to develop space communications hardware that is resistant to radiation.

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The Power of Collective Intelligence

February 19, 2010 3:47 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Comments

Electronic design engineers are facing greater pressure than ever before to rapidly create new solutions, and manufacturers are continually developing new technologies to help them to do so.

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Providing Enhanced Services and Smarter Solutions

February 19, 2010 3:29 am | by Kurt Colehower, President of Americas Components, Arrow Electronics | Comments

Like much of technology, the role of distribution is evolving with market demand. Outsourcing can provide significant advantages, especially in today’s business climate that includes leaner engineering staffs, and new challenges facing management.

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Outsourcing the ''final frontier''

February 18, 2010 12:31 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

The proposed 2011 NASA Budget takes human spaceflight in a bold new direction. Along with scuttling the Constellation Program, and investing in heavy-lift rocket systems, the proposal leans heavily on the private sector. The International Space Station received clemency through at least 2020, and with the Space Shuttle retiring in 2010, the US will need reliable means of orbital transportation.

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Military lifts ban on flash media

February 18, 2010 11:24 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

Two years ago, DOD banned all “flash media” devices in an effort to contain the “Agent.btz” computer virus. In 2009, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, “I do not see the thumb drives going back here in the immediate future.” Yet a year later (nearly to the day), the ban has been lifted.

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Energy Savers in the Community: Fuel Cell Vehicle Pioneer

February 18, 2010 9:44 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

As the communications coordinator for EERE's Clean Cities program, I'm always on the lookout for interesting stories about alternative fuel vehicles. So when my church pastor, Todd Thomas, mentioned that he'd soon be driving a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, it caught my attention. What a...

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What Do You Think of Fuel Cell Vehicle Pilot Programs?

February 18, 2010 9:44 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Yesterday, you read about Todd's experience with a fuel cell vehicle pilot program.

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Fed CIO Agenda Focus Will Be on 'Troubled' Projects

February 12, 2010 4:24 am | Comments

 Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra outlined for reporters this week where his IT agenda will take the federal government and how it will get there.

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New Applications and the Myth of the Killer App

February 12, 2010 4:05 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip, www.picochip.com | Comments

The most exciting and perhaps most anticipated telecoms for new revenues is applications. We are starting to see these, the iPhone Apps for example, or Nokia’s “Comes with Music”.

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Where Do Your Current Efforts Fall on the Energy Use Pyramids?

February 11, 2010 2:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, John told you about some energy pyramids that are helpful in planning your steps toward efficiency and potentially, toward using renewable energy technologies. There are several pyramids out there, but the concepts are similar. Tell us

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