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Academic calls for laws to address intrusive potential of face recognition technologies

June 19, 2015 11:29 am | by Oxford University Press | News | Comments

A telecommunications law academic in Australia has recommended for laws to be enacted criminalizing the application of face recognition technology to visual images online that enable the identity of a person or people to be ascertained without their consent...


Navy tests new fire scout drone variant for LCS

June 19, 2015 11:20 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Navy is poised to begin operational testing of its new MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS, a vertical take-off-and landing drone engineered for maritime missions and slated to deploy aboard the services’ Littoral Combat Ship by 2018, service officials said...


Researchers growing ice to support mission to Pluto

June 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Northern Arizona University | News | Comments

As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto on July 14, NAU scientists already are supporting astronomers’ understanding of the dwarf planet’s surface...


Plastic port adapters double as waterproof washers

June 19, 2015 11:02 am | by Mencom Corporation | Mencom Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mencom announces Plastic Port Adapters in a low profile black plastic shell with a M25 mounting thread...

Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

June 19, 2015 10:58 am | by University of California, Los Angeles | News | Comments

The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks..


Airbus edges Boeing in orders race at Paris Air Show

June 19, 2015 10:52 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus glided past U.S. rival Boeing to take top honors in their annual competition to sell commercial jets at the Paris Air Show, according to final tallies that together amounted to over $107 billion in business...


Research roadmap traces the path to 'smart' fire fighting

June 19, 2015 9:03 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the nation's firefighters usually start with a dangerous disadvantage: They often lack critical information -- even something as basic as a floor plan...


Penn research simplifies recycling of rare-earth magnets

June 19, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive and ecologically devastating process. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have now pioneered


How do toddlers use tablets?

June 19, 2015 8:58 am | by University of Iowa | News | Comments

Can babies use iPads? If you've ever viewed YouTube videos of infants and toddlers using iPads, then you know the answer is a resounding...


Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes

June 19, 2015 8:54 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found. An unprecedented recent jump in quakes in America's heartland can be traced to...


Utah school creates 'texting lane' for phone-focused walkers

June 19, 2015 8:52 am | by LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press | News | Comments

One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking....


Flash audit: 'Serious concerns' about personnel computer fix

June 19, 2015 8:50 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

For years, the Office of Personnel Management's independent watchdog tried to warn the public about the agency's cybersecurity failures....


Strain indicator and recorder designed to read and store data from four strain gage

June 19, 2015 8:30 am | by Vishay Precision Group | Product Releases | Comments

Micro-Measurements announced that its Model P3 Strain Indicator and Recorder is now available from Digi-Key Electronics, an authorized distributor of Micro-Measurements products...


Variable attenuators for broad market wireless applications

June 18, 2015 5:49 pm | by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of voltage-controlled variable attenuators (VVAs) which are designed to have excellent third order input intercept point and superb dynamic range...

Why Product Life Management is a crucial capability for future businesses

June 18, 2015 5:02 pm | by Simon Hailstone, Principal Consultant, Cambashi ( | Blogs | Comments

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is emerging as a critical capability for highly connected environments driven by rapid technology developments in Hardware, ‘Smart’ Products and Cloud. In factories and plant, new industrial devices are becoming...



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