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Back to the Present? Lexus to Unveil Hoverboard Aug. 5

July 29, 2015 1:01 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lexus’ much hyped hoverboard will finally be shown to the public Aug. 5. The Japan-based automaker made the announcement Tuesday via an 18 second video teaser which simply ...

Managing Smart Cities Requires Perspective Shift

July 29, 2015 11:33 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Smart cities will require a shift in the way designers and administrators look at utilities, said the researchers behind a recent report from Beecham Research. Managing systems such as transport, waste ...

Today in Engineering History: NASA Created

July 29, 2015 11:03 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, July 29, 1958, the United States Congress passed legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The driving force behind NASA’s creation was ...

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DoD Awards $900M Special Operations Services Deal

July 29, 2015 10:41 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several contracts Tuesday, with the most lucrative being a multiple-award deal worth up to $900 million for Special Operations Command Wide Mission Support services ...

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Photos of the Day: 4K Camera Captures Riveting Footage of Fluid Behavior in Space

July 29, 2015 9:50 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the ...

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RED Epic Dragon Camera Captures Images on Space Station

July 29, 2015 9:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Epic Dragon camera by RED, a digital cinema company, is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional HDTV up to 6K, specifically 6144 x 3160 pixels ...

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Review: 5 Ways Windows 10 Fixes Annoyances in Predecessor

July 29, 2015 9:45 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years ...

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Windows 10 Reviews Praise Device Integration

July 29, 2015 9:40 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Round Ups | Comments

Windows 10, Microsoft's first free downloadable upgrade, launched today. It's gained some positive reviews, with critics praising easy integration between devices and a user interface comfortable for both touch...

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In Tech: New Motorola Smartphones; Faster Future Memory Chip

July 29, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from ...

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What's in the 6-Year Senate Transportation Bill

July 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall ...

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Spaceship Pilot Describes Harrowing Free Fall After Breakup

July 29, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to ...

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5 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence & Its Use

July 29, 2015 9:33 am | by Richard Lardner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with ...

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NTSB: Company Should Have Prepared for Human Error

July 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Kevin Freking, Associated Press | News | Comments

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot ...

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CA Independent Teams to Have Computer Call Balls & Strikes

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Janie McCauley, AP Baseball Writer | News | Comments

No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league. The human element that many in baseball appreciate will ...

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Fiat Chrysler Settlement with Gov't Could Prove Costly

July 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle ...

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