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Mobile Radio Passive Radar Makes Harbors Safer

December 15, 2014 12:02 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile radio passive radar can also help ...

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New Floor Covering Can Lead to Breathing Problems in Babies

December 15, 2014 11:51 am | by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ | News | Comments

New flooring in the living environment of pregnant women significantly increases the risk of infants to suffer from respiratory diseases in their first year of life. This is the result of a study carried out by the Helmholtz Centre for ...

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Fraud-Proof Credit Cards Possible With Quantum Physics

December 15, 2014 11:43 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for consumers and industries. Though corporations and individuals work to improve safeguards, it has become increasingly difficult to protect financial data and personal information ...

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Researchers Combine Logic, Memory to Build a 'High-Rise' Chip

December 15, 2014 11:36 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

For decades, the mantra of electronics has been smaller, faster, cheaper. Today, Stanford engineers add a fourth word - taller. At a conference in San Francisco, a Stanford team will reveal how to build high-rise chips that could leapfrog the ...

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Control on Shape of Light Particles Opens Way to 'Quantum Internet'

December 15, 2014 11:30 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

In the same way as we now connect computers in networks through optical signals, it could also be possible to connect future quantum computers in a 'quantum internet'. The optical signals would then consist of individual light particles or ...

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New Findings Could Point the Way to 'Valleytronics'

December 15, 2014 11:23 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics ...

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CompuGirls Project Teaches Girls Computational, Technical Skills

December 15, 2014 11:10 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

If one of the keys to building a future technology workforce is finding new ways to engage women and minorities in computer science, giving teenage girls an understanding of what the field is, and how they might contribute, matters ...  

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Addressing the Shortage of Women in Technology

December 15, 2014 10:50 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Last month, the blogosphere exploded with backlash against the messaging in the book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which implied that women produce stories and design, while men do the technical work. Mattel, Inc. officially apologized ...

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Lockheed Opens Facility to Connect Warfighters to MUOS Satellite Network

December 15, 2014 10:40 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS' new ...

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Navy Tests Fish-Shaped Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

December 15, 2014 10:33 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects ...

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LED Light Engines for Large FOV Fluorescence Imaging Systems

December 15, 2014 10:18 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics has announced high power LED Light Engines as excitation illuminators for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. Specific OEM applications are life science instruments such as gel and ...

STEM Education With Sandboxes & Robots

December 15, 2014 10:06 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The young people that do have some direction only have dollar signs for the most part as a driving force. Not the best idea for the future. As a business owner I watch the market and labor pools and check the statistics on manufacturing, which over ...

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Lockheed Martin Wins Alaska Spaceport Bid

December 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle. Lockheed Martin beat ...  

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Super Guppy Delivers 10,000 Lb. Composite Test Structure

December 15, 2014 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Super Guppy carried the 30-foot wide, 10,000-pound composite, double deck multi-bay box from Long Beach, California, to Virginia so researchers can bend, pressurize and eventually ...          

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London Hit By Air Traffic Control Computer Failure

December 15, 2014 9:49 am | by Danica Kirka & Gregory Katz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government has demanded an investigation after a computer failure Friday at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers caused a major disruption of air traffic into and out of London. The congested airspace over the ...

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