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Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion

October 29, 2014 9:42 am | by BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft....

Infographic: Security of Cloud Services

October 29, 2014 8:53 am | by NJIT | Blogs | Comments

With the recent security breaches involving the cloud, consumers are naturally concerned about the privacy and security of information stored there. Though the cloud offers a easy-to-use solution for data storage, it comes with the inherent risks involved in storing information outside of your own harddrive.

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Photos of the Day: Supersonic skydiving suit breaks sound barrier

October 29, 2014 8:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google executive Alan Eustace, in the spacesuit, is shown with crew members Blikkies Blignaut, left, and Alex Garbino in preparation his leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert....

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Thousands in Hungary march against Internet tax

October 28, 2014 7:19 pm | by Pablo Gorondi - Associated Press | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of protesters marched Tuesday against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax Internet use from 2015. The rally, the second in three days objecting to the scheme, was also a sign of growing discontent among mostly younger citizens....

LED keychain flashlight powered by four coin cells

October 28, 2014 5:02 pm | Pelican Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pelican Products Inc. (Torrance, CA) has introduced the tough-as-nails, water-resistant Pelican ProGear 1810 LED keychain everyday use flashlight. As the smallest Pelican flashlight ever made, it’s great to clip on a backpack or store inside a medical/tool kit....

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Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

October 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor device that you wear....

Using lithium to enhance the performance of fusion plasmas

October 28, 2014 4:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For magnetic fusion energy to fuel future power plants, scientists must find ways to control the interactions that take place between the volatile edge of the plasma and the walls that surround it in fusion facilities. Such interactions can profoundly affect conditions....

Updated resource explores trends on STEM education, workforce

October 28, 2014 3:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It just became a lot easier for educators, students, parents, policymakers and business leaders to learn more about national trends in education and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Board (NSB) today released....

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October 2014: Equipment Protection

October 28, 2014 3:53 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Oil and gas drilling offers some of the most challenging and intense rugged environments in the industry. As the projects call for deeper drilling, engineers are encountering even more difficult geological conditions with increasing temperatures and a need for long-lasting equipment.

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September 2014: Military

October 28, 2014 3:50 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Military and aerospace can be some of the most stressful environments to design for. Not only do they have rigorous specifications, the challenge of creating components or designs that function under such extreme conditions can be a trying task. High in the sky: New materials offer high-reliability capacitors for aerospace explores the solutions for designing in space.

Laser experiments mimic cosmic explosions and planetary cores

October 28, 2014 3:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester's OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil's eraser, they conducted experiments....

September 2014: Military

October 28, 2014 3:43 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Military and aerospace can be some of the most stressful environments to design for. Not only do they have rigorous specifications, the challenge of creating components or designs that function under such extreme conditions can be a trying task. High in the sky: New materials offer high-reliability capacitors for aerospace explores the solutions for designing in space.

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Forum highlights technology tested on Space Station for deep space exploration

October 28, 2014 2:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Investigations on the International Space Station are not only helping astronauts live and work in space, but also are perfecting valuable tools and technologies that may help us at home and as humans travel to new destinations in our solar system....

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Identifying 'stance taking' cues to enable sophisticated voice recognition

October 28, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the future, computers may be capable of talking to us during meetings just like a remote teleconference participant. But to help move this science-fiction-sounding goal a step closer to reality, it's first necessary to teach computers to recognize ...

Space weather that disrupts cell phones and creates Earthly havoc

October 28, 2014 1:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Each second, the sun hurls millions of tons of hot, charged plasma gas into space. This volatile "solar wind" buffets the magnetosphere, the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth, and can whip up geomagnetic storms that disrupt cell phone service....

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