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Physicist Wins $1.3M Prize for Data Storage

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin. Parkin won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize ...    

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Head Of German NSA Inquiry Quits Over Snowden Row

April 10, 2014 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. All four parties in Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, agreed ...

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Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 10, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo …                   

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Photos of the Day: Bionic Kangaroo Hops Around

April 10, 2014 9:38 am | by Festo | News | Comments

A development team from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network spent two years recreating the jumping behaviour of the natural kangaroo as closely as possible and learning from it. The BionicKangaroo now demonstrates exactly what distinguishes ...

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NASA Robots Showcased at 'Robot Block Party'

April 10, 2014 9:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The K-Rex is equipped with stereo cameras, a compass, a device to measure the incline of the terrain, differential GPS, an odometer, two inertial measurement units to provide attitude and velocity data for navigation and control, and a ...

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NASA's Latest High Tech Exploration Tool

April 10, 2014 9:29 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will be flying a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space this June from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. The LDSD crosscutting ...

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Possible 5th Underwater Signal Heard in Jet Search

April 10, 2014 9:23 am | by Kristen Gelineau & Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location and send down a robotic vehicle to confirm if ...

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GM Puts 2 Engineers On Leave in Recall Case

April 10, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition switch problem. The company says in a statement Thursday that the ...

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Apollo 11 Checklist, Spacesuit Sold at Auction

April 10, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts. The checklist contained annotations by astronaut Buzz Aldrin while he was on the moon. It sold for more than ...

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Researchers Try 3D Printer to Build Human Heart

April 10, 2014 9:10 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | News | Comments

It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a ...

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Israel Launches New Spy Satellite

April 10, 2014 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Israel's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it has successfully launched a new observation satellite into orbit, one which is expected to be used to observe Iran and hostile militant groups in the Middle East. According to the announcement ...

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Toyota Gas Cars Get Efficient Engine from Hybrids

April 10, 2014 5:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, where the Japanese automaker is an industry leader. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday the engine will be rolled out in 14 models this year ...

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Clunkers Scrapped in Rush for 'New' Cars

April 10, 2014 3:21 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Yangon's streets are lined with used car lots. But Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors Co., Chinese and Korean automakers are among many that have opened showrooms and are setting up distributorships. They hope to cater to growing numbers of ...

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Last Corvette Retrieved from Sinkhole

April 9, 2014 8:22 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette — barely recognizable to its former owner — were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole at a Kentucky museum Wednesday, completing weeks of painstaking work to retrieve eight classic cars that ... 

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Toyota, GM Recalls Push U.S. to Near-Record Pace

April 9, 2014 6:21 pm | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling ...

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