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NASA New Horizons Affirms Methane on Pluto

July 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

NASA’s New Horizons space probe has confirmed the presence of methane on Pluto. 

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ABC-Owned TV Stations Across the Country Using Drones

July 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Drones could forever alter the field of broadcast reporting, and ABC is trying its best to be on the forefront of that movement. This past spring, the company's WLS Chicago station became one of ...

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Integrating Implanted RFID Chips into a Workplace

July 1, 2015 10:30 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

A teenager is making headlines after he implanted a RFID chip in his own hand in order to control his phone, and a Swedish company uses chips to swipe employees into the office ...

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Indonesia Plane Crash Death Toll 141 as Search Effort Ends

July 1, 2015 9:39 am | by Niniek Karmini, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indonesia's air force said Wednesday it will investigate if the transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating orders by carrying paying ...

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Facebook Head Predicts Telepathy Tech

July 1, 2015 9:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg said that he believes digital telepathy is on its way. The social network guru answered questions during his most recent "townhall Q&A" on Facebook, addressing artificial intelligence ...

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest in Japan

July 1, 2015 9:33 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday ...

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Airbus Wins $1.3 Billion South Korean Airborne Tanker Deal

July 1, 2015 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion ...

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Dubai Plans to Build 3D Printed Office Building

July 1, 2015 9:27 am | by Adam Schreck, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster. The Gulf commercial hub on ...

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Photos of the Day: 'Scorpion' Robot to Explore Fukushima Reactor

July 1, 2015 9:24 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new robot that raises its tail like a scorpion is scheduled to look at melted nuclear fuel inside one of the three wrecked Fukushima reactors in Japan. Toshiba Corp., co-developer of the ...

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First Lady: Career, Technical Studies Offer Students Options

July 1, 2015 9:17 am | by Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the ...

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Review: Gadgets for the Beach & Getting You There

July 1, 2015 9:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets. Of course, no technology is truly essential. You're at the beach ...

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda Back Hydrogen Stations for Fuel Cells

July 1, 2015 9:06 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution ...

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Woerner Begins ESA Directorship

July 1, 2015 9:05 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Industry Briefs | Comments

Johann-Dietrich Woerner has started his term as director of the European Space Agency, taking over for Jean-Jacques Dordain. Woerner previously served as chairman for the German Aerospace Center, and will now oversee...

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New Chinese Law Reinforces Government Control of Cyberspace

July 1, 2015 9:03 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see ...

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Tractor-Trailer Hitches Could Be Faulty, 6,000 May Be in Use

July 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Tom Krisher & Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a twisty, snow-lined hill that the locals call "Devil's Backbone," a 12-ton semi-trailer came loose from its tractor and plowed into an oncoming line of pre-dawn commuters ...

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