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Photos of the Day: Giant Helium Balloon Carries SPIDER's 6 Telescopes

January 22, 2015 10:51 am | by Caltech | News | Comments

Conceived of and built by an international team of scientists, the instrument launched from McMurdo Station on New Year's Day. Caltech and JPL designed, fabricated, and tested the six refracting telescopes the instrument uses to ...

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5 Ways to Protect Intellectual Property

January 22, 2015 10:46 am | by Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group | Articles | Comments

Because each product development deal is different, there is not a way to template a strategic alliance agreement. However, there are five topics that should be covered in any agreement where intellectual property is involved ...   

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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

January 22, 2015 10:31 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion ...  

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Lockheed Delivers 1st Enhanced Automated Testing Station for U.S. Navy

January 22, 2015 10:23 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to the U.S. Navy   maximizing aircraft readiness. Sailors and Marines will use eCASS to troubleshoot and repair naval aircraft electronic ...

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SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica

January 22, 2015 10:16 am | by Caltech | News | Comments

After spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen continent. Conceived of and built by an ...   

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BMW to Release 5-Door Mini, Motorrad Hits Sales Record

January 22, 2015 10:06 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

BMW Motorrad had its fourth record year in a row, boosted by strong sales of the R 1200 GS motorcycle, while BMW MINI is expected to release a five-door model of its small car. As of March 2015, the model program of the latest generation of ...

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Introducing New York City’s Largest Wind Turbine

January 22, 2015 9:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The almost 160-foot tall wind turbine will power Sunset Park’s Material Recovery Facility, the principal sorting and separation center for New York City’s residential curbside metal, glass and plastic recyclables. The facility itself is a ...

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Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

January 22, 2015 9:51 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars ...

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LG to Launch Curved G Flex 2 Smartphone Next Week

January 22, 2015 9:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. said it will start selling a new curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market. The South Korean company said Thursday that the G Flex 2 will be launched locally on Jan. 30 and ...

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Google Planning to Sell Wireless Phone Service

January 22, 2015 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google Inc. could offer discounted wireless ...  

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Self-Powered Intelligent Keyboard Provides New Layer of Security

January 22, 2015 9:33 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users. The self-powered ...

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MIT, British Students Face Off in Cybersecurity Competition

January 22, 2015 9:22 am | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

As part of a series of cybersecurity initiatives made public today during British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit with President Barack Obama, the two nations announced that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ...

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Telling Stories Using Computer Science

January 22, 2015 9:15 am | by Julia Sklar, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

For MIT senior Shannon Kao, expert storytelling is essential, even — if not especially — when it comes to coding. The computer science major relies on narrative everywhere from her science fiction writing to her research on educational ...

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Toyota's Lowest-Priced Car Gets Spruced Up

January 21, 2015 5:10 pm | by Ann M. Job, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. The Yaris, available as ...      

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Atom Smasher to Be Preserved

January 21, 2015 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The atom smasher was so far ahead of its time that when ...    

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