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WWII Warship Found by Microsoft Co-Founder

March 4, 2015 | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago ...

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Size Matters: Phones as Big as They Can Get for Easy Use

March 5, 2015 5:01 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

There was a time you could count on phones getting larger each year. Samsung's runaway success with the big-screen smartphone even spurred Apple to release a supersized model last fall. But if phones get any bigger ...

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Dreamliner Jet Engine Rigged with Ceramic 'Super-Metal'

March 5, 2015 3:18 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Ceramic “super-metal” may be the next step in creating fuel-efficient jet planes. The first iteration is the GEnx jet engine, which has ceramic combustor liners, high pressure turbine stage one shrouds, and stage two nozzles. This isn’t the ...

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25 Teams to Participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 5, 2015 2:55 pm | by DARPA | Comments

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, outside of Los Angeles ...

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New Detector Sniffs Out Origins of Methane

March 5, 2015 2:48 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere for a long time. The gas can originate from lakes and swamps, natural-gas pipelines, deep-sea vents, and livestock ...  

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Help Film a 360° View of a Solar Eclipse from Space

March 5, 2015 2:40 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A team of photographers that have already created a 360 degree film of a space balloon want to film a total solar eclipse at the North Pole on March 20, and need support on indiegogo in order to do it. By March 5, the team ...   

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Students Offered the Motorsport Career Opportunity of a Lifetime

March 5, 2015 2:29 pm | by Infiniti | Comments

University engineering students from across the United States now have the chance to land the career opportunity of a lifetime at the world’s pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One, as Infiniti Motor Company announces the launch of the 2015 ...

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Deceleration Expected for Chinese Machinery Production This Year

March 5, 2015 2:13 pm | by IHS Inc. | Comments

Machinery production in China this year is forecast to expand by 6.9 percent, the slowest rate since 2012, according to the Chinese Machinery Production Quarterly Tracker report from IHS Inc. The banking and financial service institution ...

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Drone Maker Joins Camera Industry’s Micro Four Thirds Standards

March 5, 2015 2:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Standardization of camera mounts and lenses means more opportunities for photographers using quadcopters or drones to capture their photos, according to an IDTechEx report. Hobbyists have long been strapping GoPros to ...    

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Revamped Antares Rocket to Launch Next Year

March 5, 2015 12:58 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The Antares launch system from Orbital ATK is back on track to head to the International Space Station next year, CEO David Thompson said in an investor call on March 3. In October 2014, an Antares rocket exploded at NASA’s Wallops ...  

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Write-On Biosensors Could Spell Easy Detection

March 5, 2015 12:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a bio-ink that reacts to chemicals and can be delivered with an ordinary ballpoint pen. The team said the ink can be used to draw on walls to detect pollution ...  

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From Massive Supercomputers Come Tiniest Transistors

March 5, 2015 12:43 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

A relentless global effort to shrink transistors has made computers continually faster, cheaper and smaller over the last 40 years. This effort has enabled chipmakers to double the number of transistors on a chip roughly every ...  

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Quantum Device Detects & Corrects Its Own Errors

March 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age ...    

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Imaging Technique Finds Reason for Next-Gen Battery Failures

March 5, 2015 10:45 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, have for the first time imaged the inner workings of experimental solid-state batteries as they ...

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Woman in Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination Suit to Testify

March 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the high-tech ...

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Next-Generation Laser Destroys Truck

March 5, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A Lockheed Martin fiber-optic laser burned a hole through the engine of a running truck and stopped it in its tracks during a field test on March 3, demonstrating the highest power ever documented from a laser of its type ...   

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