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Microsoft launches Windows 10: Here's what that means

July 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online...

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FAU to develop unmanned marine vehicles for bridge inspections

July 28, 2015 9:09 am | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

The task of inspecting and maintaining Florida's extensive network of approximately 11,450 bridges is arduous, especially since so many of the state's bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas...

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Plant light sensors came from ancient algae

July 28, 2015 9:04 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of years ago from ancient algae, finds a new study from Duke University...

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Nasa completes critical design review of its space launch system

July 28, 2015 8:59 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Nasa has completed critical design review (CDR) of its space launch system (SLS) at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, US...

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FAA warning raises more questions about Boeing batteries

July 28, 2015 8:56 am | by National Legal and Policy Centre | News | Comments

It appears – two years after Boeing had fire incidents from installed lithium ion batteries that shut down deliveries of its vaunted Dreamliner 787 – that its “solution” to “vent” heat and flames outside the aircraft has prevented any catastrophes, so far...

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A new transparent, moldable, bulletproof material

July 28, 2015 8:49 am | by US Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

The concept from an iconic Star Trek scene is working its way to commercial use, with innumerable military applications. In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Scotty barters for materials by offering up the formula for “transparent aluminum.” The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is making that concept a reality...

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Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity

July 28, 2015 8:43 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them constitute the bulk of the expense. The solar cells -- made often of silicon or cadmium telluride -- rarely cost more than 20 percent of the total cost...

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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

July 28, 2015 8:38 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists and tech experts - including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak - warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence...

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Federal officials examine probable cause of spaceship crash

July 28, 2015 8:36 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot...

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Why artificial intelligence technology will cause more wars

July 28, 2015 8:25 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Does artificial intelligence represent a real threat to the human population? It may seem like something out of a Sci-Fi book, but maybe we should be taking a hard look at the technology we're creating today, because we could be living under the rule of our robotic overlords soon...

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Remote site controller with high resolution display

July 27, 2015 4:20 pm | by Quest Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Quest Controls is pleased to introduce the RSC 1000™ to provide HVAC control and alarm monitoring for remote shelters and small buildings with two HVAC systems. It is designed to manage the entire remote facility...  

Industrial rackmount PC offers strict revision control

July 27, 2015 4:15 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Amplicon's Impact-R 1100F Industrial Rackmount PCs are high-performance embedded PCs offering strict Revision Control and a 5-year Road Map. The new Amplicon Impact-R 1100F series is a completely fanless system powered by the Intel® ATOM™ D2550 processor. Configured with a high performance 2.5” MLC Solid State Drive (SSD), the Impact-R 1100F series is a truly silent controller system. With...

Wafer-thin material heralds future of wearable technology

July 27, 2015 2:10 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

UOW's Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) has successfully pioneered a way to construct a flexible, foldable and lightweight energy storage device that provides the building blocks for next-generation batteries needed to power wearable electronics and implantable medical devices...

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Could stronger, tougher paper replace metal?

July 27, 2015 2:06 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Maryland recently discovered that paper made of cellulose fibers is tougher and stronger the smaller the fibers get. For a long time, engineers have sought a material that is both strong (resistant to non-recoverable deformation) and tough (tolerant of damage)...

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Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point

July 27, 2015 1:59 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using powerful computer simulations, researchers from Brown University have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance...

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