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Home, Baby Cameras Not Secure Worldwide

November 20, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors and home security cameras: change your password now. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said Thursday that footage being collected from security cameras ...   

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Human Rights Groups Release Anti-Surveillance Tool

November 20, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software. Amnesty International says the tool released Thursday, called Detekt, is designed for ...   

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Quantum-Dot Tech Makes LCD TVs More Colorful

November 20, 2014 9:17 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful — and energy-efficient — in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays. Quantum dots are light-emitting semiconductor ...

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NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants

November 20, 2014 9:09 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program. The selected proposals address unique, disruptive, or transformational ...  

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New Tech Uses Wood Fibers to Reinforce Plastic Materials

November 20, 2014 9:04 am | by Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Joshua Otaigbe's research blends chemical engineering with materials structure and properties, most recently in trying to develop new and stronger composites that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The longtime National ...  

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Feds Investigating Drone Sightings at NYC Airport

November 20, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City's Kennedy Airport this week. The FAA says the latest incident occurred Wednesday as a ...   

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Researching Thermal Management Tech for Fighter Aircraft

November 20, 2014 8:50 am | by 88th Air Base Wing Office of Public Affairs | News | Comments

Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a ...

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Ford: Lower Oil Prices Unlikely to Slow Green Cars

November 20, 2014 6:59 am | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The executive chairman of Ford Motor Company said he doesn't think that a drop in oil prices will dissuade people from buying fuel-efficient vehicles. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, said the ...    

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Minivans Do Poorly in New Crash Tests

November 20, 2014 12:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Caravan all ... 

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Nominee for Auto Safety Chief Faces Uphill Climb

November 20, 2014 12:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Mark Rosekind is a nationally known expert in human fatigue. He may soon inherit a government agency that's been criticized for being asleep at the wheel. President Obama on Wednesday nominated Rosekind, a former NASA scientist with a ...

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Photos of the Day: 6 Key Models at the L.A. Auto Show

November 19, 2014 5:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show ...        

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The '10 Worst Toys' for Kids

November 19, 2014 4:42 pm | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a ...  

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Tiny Satellites Show Us the Earth as it Changes in Near-Real-Time

November 19, 2014 4:25 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller ...  

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From Science Fiction to Science Fact

November 19, 2014 4:21 pm | by NASA 360 | Videos | Comments

Is suspended animation possible? Can we 3D print whole structures on the moon? How about swimming the ocean of Europa? Maybe ...                    

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Sonata Evolves into More Sophisticated Car

November 19, 2014 4:08 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hyundai Sonata sedan, poised to set a new U.S. sales record this year, feels like a more premium car for 2015 and adds interior room, improved ride, more standard equipment and new, luxury-car features. Standard features on every ... 

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