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New York cancels phone booth transmitter program

October 7, 2014 8:49 am | by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press | Comments

The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones. Titan, which sells ad space in more than 5,000 phone kiosks ...

Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

October 7, 2014 2:29 am | by Joan Lowy - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the...

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

October 7, 2014 12:29 am | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling....


New way to make foams could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials

October 6, 2014 10:35 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of foam – called capillary foam – that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams. The foam could be used to make lightweight, sustainable materials....

Navy's autonomous swarmboats can overwhelm adversaries

October 6, 2014 11:26 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships....

Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud

October 6, 2014 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing....

Facebook tightens research guidelines

October 6, 2014 11:19 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed. At issue was study in which Facebook allowed researchers....

Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?

October 6, 2014 11:13 am | by KEN SWEET and BRANDON BAILEY, AP Business Writers | Comments

Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken - names, addresses, telephone numbers and email....


S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

October 6, 2014 11:10 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

South Korea's president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader. Prosecutors announced the crackdown....

CSE students take first at national hackathons

October 3, 2014 4:34 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

TAMUHack is a new student run organization in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University that attends and hosts hackathons. The co-founders of the organization are Robert Timm, Eleni Mijalis, Christopher Nolan ...

IMTS and GIE Media donated $20,000 to Chicago-area school focused on STEM education

October 3, 2014 4:21 pm | Comments

A check for $20,000 was presented to Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) by IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show and GIE Media on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students for manufacturing....


Nano-bearings on the test bench

October 3, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

About 3500 years ago, man invented the wheel to make life easier. Then, thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci's genius, the wheel was made smaller to obtain ball bearings. And today? "Today we are trying to get even smaller: scientists are thinking....


A continuous fabrication system for highly aligned polymer films

October 3, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three-step sol-gel extrusion, structure freezing and drying, and mechanical....


New study shows that yoga and meditation may help train the brain

October 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation....


Untangling how cables coil

October 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The world's fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly....



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