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New Findings Could Point the Way to 'Valleytronics'

December 15, 2014 11:23 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics ...

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CompuGirls Project Teaches Girls Computational, Technical Skills

December 15, 2014 11:10 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

If one of the keys to building a future technology workforce is finding new ways to engage women and minorities in computer science, giving teenage girls an understanding of what the field is, and how they might contribute, matters ...  

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Addressing the Shortage of Women in Technology

December 15, 2014 10:50 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Last month, the blogosphere exploded with backlash against the messaging in the book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer," which implied that women produce stories and design, while men do the technical work. Mattel, Inc. officially apologized ...

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Lockheed Opens Facility to Connect Warfighters to MUOS Satellite Network

December 15, 2014 10:40 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS' new ...

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Navy Tests Fish-Shaped Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

December 15, 2014 10:33 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects ...

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LED Light Engines for Large FOV Fluorescence Imaging Systems

December 15, 2014 10:18 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics has announced high power LED Light Engines as excitation illuminators for large field-of-view fluorescent imagers used in life science instruments. Specific OEM applications are life science instruments such as gel and ...

STEM Education With Sandboxes & Robots

December 15, 2014 10:06 am | by William Lovell, CEO, c-Link Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The young people that do have some direction only have dollar signs for the most part as a driving force. Not the best idea for the future. As a business owner I watch the market and labor pools and check the statistics on manufacturing, which over ...

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Lockheed Martin Wins Alaska Spaceport Bid

December 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Mark Thiessen, Associated Press | News | Comments

The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle. Lockheed Martin beat ...  

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Super Guppy Delivers 10,000 Lb. Composite Test Structure

December 15, 2014 9:51 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The Super Guppy carried the 30-foot wide, 10,000-pound composite, double deck multi-bay box from Long Beach, California, to Virginia so researchers can bend, pressurize and eventually ...          

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London Hit By Air Traffic Control Computer Failure

December 15, 2014 9:49 am | by Danica Kirka & Gregory Katz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government has demanded an investigation after a computer failure Friday at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers caused a major disruption of air traffic into and out of London. The congested airspace over the ...

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Playing with Nuclear Fire

December 15, 2014 9:40 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

The safety of nuclear weapons is the theme of Eric Schlosser's 2013 book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. After reading the book, my own reaction is mirrored in a quote ...   

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

December 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going ...

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App Brings Busy Traffic to Narrow Streets, Angers Residents

December 15, 2014 9:30 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled. When word spread that ...  

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Norway Probes Spy Equipment Found in Oslo

December 15, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norwegian police said Sunday they have warned politicians about possible eavesdropping of cellphone calls after several listening devices were reportedly found in central Oslo, including near government buildings and Parliament ...  

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California Gets Funding for Earthquake Warning System

December 15, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California has received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year. Scientists have tried to make the public alert system available but funding has been a problem. But $5 million was allocated for the ...

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