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Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D

February 26, 2015 10:09 am | by ESO | News | Comments

he MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. After staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for only 27 hours, the new observations reveal the ... 


Marine Shells Help Develop Responsive, Transparent Displays

February 26, 2015 10:04 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. These diminutive organisms — as small as a fingernail ...      


Attorney: Silicon Valley Firm Discriminated Against Woman

February 26, 2015 9:58 am | by Paul Elias & Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

The trial of a high-profile sex bias lawsuit in Silicon Valley began Tuesday with a lawyer for a former junior partner at a venture capital firm claiming his client was denied a promotion because of her gender and then ...    


Company Refuses to Ship Milling Machine for 3D-Printed Firearms

February 26, 2015 9:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight ... unless you’re shipping something controversial. Ever since Cody Wilson started toying with the idea of perfecting a completely 3D-printed gun, he’s given potential business ...


Photos of the Day: The Nuclear-Powered Jet Engine & the History of Flight

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The airplane was still barely a teenager when the United States entered World War I, and the U.S. Army’s fledgling aeronautical division wanted to make its airplanes fly higher without losing power. Sanford Moss, a GE engineer and one of ...


Spacewalking Astronaut Safe after Water Leaks into Helmet

February 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the ...  


Life-Saving Train Design Is Rarely Used

February 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

While federal regulators for years have weighed rules that might require the technology, they have not formally proposed such measures for trains with a top speed of less than 125 mph. Rules are in place for a ...     


HAL Wins: Computer Program Bests Humans at 'Space Invaders'

February 26, 2015 9:29 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do ...    


Making Art with Smart Ballet Shoes

February 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  


IBM Outlines Plan to Revamp Business for Investors

February 26, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's CEO says the company's plan to revamp its business to shift away from hardware and focus on business analytics, cloud computing, mobile services and security is on track. In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference ...  

Strong Reliability Scores Should Help Buick Brand's Rebirth

February 26, 2015 9:22 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Buick, the brand that once was the pace car for the drive to the senior center, has made a comeback by appealing to buyers not yet ready for retirement. U.S. sales rose 11 percent in 2014. In China, Buick's biggest market, sales gained almost ...


New Animation Tools Bring Images to Life

February 26, 2015 9:21 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

3D artists and animators have a new tool to add to their arsenal. KeyShot 5.2, with support for SolidWorks 2015, was announced on Feb. 24 by Luxion, creator of the rendering and lighting program. KeyShot uses real time ray tracing and ...


Federal Jury Orders Apple to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff ...       


Creating the Energy Internet

February 26, 2015 9:16 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted in the Industrial Age. Without the electricity delivered over the nation's power grid ...


AF Marks First RQ-4 Non-Military Base Landing

February 26, 2015 9:08 am | by Maj. Ben Sakrisson, 15th Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public ...



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