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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

February 12, 2015 1:38 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The next phishing email you get could be from your boss. With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive. And they want to make sure their employees ...

FireEye is "first in the door" on big cyber attacks

February 12, 2015 1:34 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

They're the emergency responders of the computer industry. CEO David DeWalt of Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm FireEye refers to his digital investigators as "cyber SEALs" - as in Navy SEALs, not the cuddly sea mammals....

Oculus Rift Alternative Immersis VR raises $101,000 on Kickstarter

February 12, 2015 8:39 am | Comments

French Virtual Reality startup successfully funds its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign of $100,000 for Immersis. Virtual reality immersion has become one of the most discussed technology subjects since Oculus Rift debuted on ...

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Photos of the Day: Restored 'Flying Pancake' unveiled by retirees

February 12, 2015 8:26 am | by the National Air & Space Museum | Comments

On February 10, 2012, retired Vought employees unveiled the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 Flying Pancake, after eight years of restoration work. The Flying Pancake dates to World War II when the Chance Vought Division of the United Aircraft Corporation ...

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Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center

February 12, 2015 6:08 am | by Mythbusters' Grant Imahara tours Mouser's distribution center | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today released a video with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, best known for his role on TV’s Mythbusters, touring Mouser’s state-of-the-art warehouse....

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How robots teach kids to empathize

February 11, 2015 1:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

A middle school teacher in Hawaii is filling his classroom with robots. They play pool, lick stamps, wax surfboards, and pick up food with chopsticks, and Robert Walker has been introducing them to his classes since 2011....

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Better batteries inspired by lowly snail shells

February 11, 2015 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel ...

Wikipedia use -- nothing to be ashamed about

February 11, 2015 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Academics and students alike should be making better use of Wikipedia, a major study of digital technology use in Higher Education has recommended. The Australia-UK collaboration led by Professor Neil Selwyn from ...

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Novel high-power microwave generator

February 11, 2015 1:27 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders. They can also be used ...

After 45 years, souvenirs from Apollo 11 come to light

February 11, 2015 1:22 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | Comments

More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light. Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the lunar module that ...

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Fed report: Time to examine purposely cooling planet idea

February 11, 2015 1:19 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

It's time to study and maybe even test the idea of cooling the Earth by injecting sulfur pollution high in the air to reflect the sun's heat, a first-of-its-kind federal science report said Tuesday. The idea was once considered fringe - to purposely ...

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European space plane prototype set for launch

February 11, 2015 1:10 pm | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency successfully tested a prototype mini-shuttle Wednesday, gathering valuable data for the construction of a possible future spacecraft capable of ferrying cargo and people between Earth and orbit....

Obama to create new agency to examine cyberthreats

February 11, 2015 1:02 pm | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The White House is setting up a new agency designed to coordinate cyberthreat intelligence that currently is spread across the federal government. The agency will be modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, which was ...

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Students 3D-print rocket for NASA contest

February 11, 2015 12:57 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

High school students partnered with a local 3D printing facility to create lighter, stronger parts for the rocket they’ll take to a NASA competition in April. St. Vincent- St. Mary in Akron, Ohio was one of eight high schools selected for ...

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Apple building big solar energy farm in California

February 11, 2015 11:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest ...

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