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Spotify introduces video, radio service

May 21, 2015 9:21 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

While saying that it is still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding its lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming. The company says it wants to help people create a soundtrack for their day that includes not ...

Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

May 21, 2015 9:18 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's leading position in ...

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Aggie engineers assist students with space project

May 21, 2015 8:02 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Two years ago undergraduate students in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University took on the challenge of designing, developing, delivering and supporting a unique embedded intelligence system capable of monitoring, controlling, recording and reporting experiments run in ...

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NASA advances CubeSat concept for planetary exploration

May 20, 2015 1:42 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

Although scientists are increasingly using pint-size satellites sometimes no larger than a loaf of bread to gather data from low-Earth orbit, they have yet to apply the less-expensive small-satellite technology to observe physical phenomena far from terra firma.

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Sounding rocket to help calibrate NASA's SDO

May 20, 2015 1:39 pm | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

In mid-May, the seventh calibration mission for an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, will launch into space onboard a sounding rocket for a 15-minute flight.

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OPALS boosts space-to-ground optical communications research

May 20, 2015 1:34 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Ever wonder why stars seem to twinkle? This effect is produced by variations in the density of our atmosphere that cause blurring in light coming from space. It is pretty for stargazing, but a challenge for space-to-ground communications.

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Microdroplet structures may lead to new technologies

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | Comments

Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have been created at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

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New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are

May 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them...

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This wearable will track your fluid loss during exercise

May 20, 2015 1:22 pm | by University of Strathclyde | Comments

A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes.

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New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications

May 20, 2015 1:17 pm | by University of Bristol | Comments

Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.

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Air force’s new unmanned strategy has F-35 pilots flying drones

May 20, 2015 1:14 pm | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | Comments

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.

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Army tests new acoustic threat detection system

May 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Brendan McGarry, Defense Tech | Comments

The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenade.

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Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk

May 20, 2015 9:12 am | by Wiley | Comments

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on ...

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Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 20, 2015 9:08 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, now wants to be on your TV, car and even trashcan.

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Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones

May 20, 2015 9:04 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a ...

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