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

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

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

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Flash audit: 'Serious concerns' about personnel computer fix

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

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

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Northrop Flies Open Mission Systems Architecture on UAV

June 18, 2015 2:55 pm | by Northrop Grumman | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully flew a new Open Mission Systems architecture on a NASA Global Hawk, demonstrating the ability to rapidly and affordably adapt new capabilities onto unmanned aircraft systems...

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F-35 needs upgrade to match foreign competitors

June 18, 2015 2:52 pm | by Bill Sweetman, Aviation Week Show News | Comments

As Lockheed Martin (Chalet 316, Static C2) and the Pentagon attempt over the next year or so to assemble a three-year block buy of 400-500 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, potential customers will be looking for firm definition behind the much-redefined Block 4 upgrade process...

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International Air Forces demand smaller, lighter sensors for ISR

June 18, 2015 2:47 pm | by Mike Hoffman, Defense Tech | Comments

International militaries and border partrols want smaller, lighter and more resilient sensors that can fit on aircraft most wouldn’t consider traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, said a FLIR Systems official here at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport...

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Russia develops ‘Microwave Gun’ able to deactivate drones

June 18, 2015 2:43 pm | by Sputnik | Comments

Russia has developed super-high-frequency gun capable of deactivating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the warheads of precision weapons at an impact range of ten kilometers which ensures 360 degrees of perimeter defense...

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FBI: Surveillance flights by the book, rarely track phones

June 18, 2015 2:38 pm | by Eileen Sullivan, Jack Gillum & Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Comments

The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with binoculars — and said only five times in five years has it tracked cellphones from the sky...

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X-Ray imaging reveals secrets in battery materials

June 18, 2015 2:33 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that operate at higher voltages...

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Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home

June 18, 2015 2:27 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Researchers have found an easy way to produce carbon nanoparticles that are small enough to evade the body's immune system, reflect light in the near-infrared range for easy detection, and carry payloads of pharmaceutical drugs to targeted tissues...

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Penn research simplifies recycling of rare-earth magnets

June 18, 2015 2:22 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | 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...

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California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

June 18, 2015 2:15 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads...

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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

June 18, 2015 10:45 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in Northern Europe...

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ALMA weighs supermassive black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy

June 18, 2015 10:41 am | by National Radio Astronomy Observatory | Comments

Supermassive black holes lurk at the center of every large galaxy. These cosmic behemoths can be millions to billions of times more massive than the Sun. Determining just how massive...

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Indiana University scientists create computational algorithm for fact-checking

June 18, 2015 10:34 am | by Indiana University | Comments

Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking...

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Stanford engineers find a simple yet clever way to boost chip speeds

June 18, 2015 10:32 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

A typical computer chip includes millions of transistors connected with an extensive network of copper wires. Although chip wires are unimaginably short and thin compared to household wires both have one thing in common...

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