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Gauging Materials' Physical Properties from Video

May 21, 2015 12:14 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last summer, MIT researchers published a paper describing an algorithm that can recover intelligible speech from the analysis of the minute vibrations of objects in video captured through soundproof glass ...

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DoD Awards $72M Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Production

May 21, 2015 10:32 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several contracts Thursday, including a $72 million basic ordering agreement modification to General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems which, will task the company with producing eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft ...

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World's Biggest Atom Smasher Sets Energy Record

May 21, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists operating the world's biggest particle collider say they have set a new energy record ahead of the massive machine's full restart in June. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN ...

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Engineering Newswire 140: Jet Powered Go Kart Reaches 60 MPH

May 21, 2015 10:15 am | by Melissa Fassbender, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire we’re riding in a jet powered go kart, cutting components with an all new controller, and building the world's longest glass bridge …

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Oldest Known Stone Tools Found in Kenya

May 21, 2015 10:12 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them — or why. At 3.3 million years old, they push back the ...

Photos of the Day: Air Force Launches Secret Space Plane

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up ...

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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Departs Space Station

May 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A SpaceX Dragon capsule has left the space station for return to Earth. The capsule, containing some 3,000 pounds of experiments and equipment, departed the International Space Station on ...

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Huawei Launches IoT OS; Apple's HomeKit Makes Progress

May 21, 2015 9:45 am | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Apple may be visually tying its Watch to the rest of its products with font: some sites are reporting that all Apple operating systems will switch to San Francisco, the typeface designed for the Watch. More information has also come out about the smart home app HomeKit, which may have been delayed due to ...

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Domestic Surveillance Fate Unclear After Lengthy Senate Talk

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Charles Babington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours of criticisms by a GOP presidential candidate ...

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Failed Launches Cast Shadow Over Russian Space Program

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | News | Comments

Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse — with national pride and billions of dollars at stake. The setbacks threaten to erode Russia's ...

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Don't Underestimate Virtual Reality

May 21, 2015 9:32 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Singularity University's Peter Diamandis discusses one way in which virtual reality - a burgeoning exponential technology - will disrupt unexpected sectors of culture and society ...

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My Daughter, My Wife, Our Robot & the Quest for Immortality

May 21, 2015 9:25 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including one drug that saved her own daughter's life). Meanwhile she is working ...

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Teadown: Sharp Retro Computer

May 21, 2015 9:19 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

What's inside the a 1987 vintage Sharp X68000 personal computer/gaming system from Japan? Sold exclusively in Japan from 1987 to 1993 this 10MHz 68000 based boasted ...

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Colonizing the Moon or Mars?

May 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Mouser Electronics | Videos | Comments

Space Exploration is the hot topic as Bobak Ferdowsi, a Mars and moon exploration expert, talks about his experience landing the Mars Rover, colonizing Mars vs the Moon, and his ideal vacation on the ...

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Vintage Auto Collection Auction Brings in $53M

May 20, 2015 4:57 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

RM Sotheby’s brought in a record-setting $53.88 million during its May 2 auction in which it sold the highly-touted Paul and Chris Andrews Collection ...

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