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Google to offer own cellular network plan

March 2, 2015 1:13 pm | by JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press | Comments

Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider ...

These people are going To Mars

March 2, 2015 1:10 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

100 people are on track to be the first humans on Mars – if they can pass the next round of selection for the reality TV style Mars One project. The candidate pool has been narrowed down to 100 aspiring Red Planet explorers....

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NASA astronauts on Space Station to speak live with Dallas students

March 2, 2015 1:02 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will speak with students and faculty from the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG Magnet) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas at 12:15 p.m. EST (11:15 a.m. CST) Thursday, March 5....

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NXP and Freescale merge

March 2, 2015 9:38 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor will merge into a $40 billion company, the two companies announced on Sunday. NXP intends to fund its purchase of Freescale with $1 billion of cash from its balance sheet, $1 billion ...

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

March 2, 2015 9:23 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers. Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers ...

Finding psychological insights through social media

March 2, 2015 9:20 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Four researchers will be discussing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences....

Curiosity robot indicates methane in Mars' atmosphere which may confirm life

March 2, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles....

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3-D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

March 2, 2015 8:59 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That's according to a study being presented ...

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Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

March 2, 2015 8:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. says it has agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry. The deal pays Freescale shareholders only a small premium....

First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones

March 2, 2015 8:53 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality. Samsung ramped up its camera technology in last fall's Galaxy Note 4, and the camera is even better in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced Sunday....

'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development

February 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power -- which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments -- seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources. A new study finds that little ...

Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking

February 27, 2015 10:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, collaboratively developed by scientists from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, is now "ticking away" at the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in Toru?, Poland....

New research signals big future for quantum radar

February 27, 2015 10:49 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University of York....

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Ensuring security for networks of the future

February 27, 2015 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Today's company networks comprise hundreds of devices: routers for directing data packets to the right receiver, firewall components for protecting internal networks from the outside world, and network switches. Such networks are extremely inflexible....

Using wind-powered freighters to reduce fuel consumption by 40 percent

February 27, 2015 10:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

International shipping is transporting 90 percent of all goods on earth. Running on heavy fuel oil freighters contribute to pollution. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) wants to reduce the environmental impact of ocean liners. One of ...

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