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AI Is Summoning Demons

October 28, 2014 1:19 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence – as it might summon “the demon.” Musk expressed these concerns in a recent interview at ...   

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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 28, 2014 11:30 am | by Dee-ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number of drivers in the U.S. are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power ...

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HotSpot: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 11:06 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: Third Eye Design is running a kickstarter campaign for HelSTAR, a wireless, helmet brake and turn signal system, designed to make riders more visible. Studies around the world share the same findings ...  

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Sharp Images on Curved Screens

October 28, 2014 10:16 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature – and additionally allows about ...

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Stealthy Warship Sneaks Up on Submarines

October 28, 2014 10:12 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The new ships will have hybrid propulsion using gas turbines for sprinting at high speeds and diesel generators powering a pair of powerful electric motors for patrolling and cruising at lower speeds – something that military vessels tend to ...

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Economical Process for Micro Energy Harvesting

October 28, 2014 10:06 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they ...

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NASA Team Proposes to Use Laser to Track Orbital Debris

October 28, 2014 9:58 am | by NASA | News | Comments

As participation in space exploration grows worldwide, so does the impact of orbital debris — man-made "space junk" that poses significant hazards to live spacecraft and astronauts should they cross paths and collide ...    

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New Test Station for Missile Warning System Simulates Threats

October 28, 2014 9:55 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) helps protect Army aircraft from attack by shoulder-launched missiles and other threats. To keep this defensive system operating at maximum effectiveness ...      

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Photos of the Day: Supersonic Skydiving Suit Breaks Sound Barrier

October 28, 2014 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After nearly three years of intense planning, development and training, Eustace began his ascent via a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon just as the sun was rising. It took more than two hours to hit an altitude of 135,890 feet, from which he ...

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Navy Expands 'Green' Reach in Asia-Pacific

October 28, 2014 9:47 am | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Two years after helping to establish a “green city” in Thailand, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is expanding its quest for renewable energy and bringing the latest technologies to other parts of the Asia-Pacific region, officials announced ...

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Recall Madness Explodes with Defective Air Bags

October 28, 2014 9:44 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Defective parts are creating bad press and hurting the bottom line for the auto industry, so car companies are being more diligent in announcing recalls. It feels like there is almost a daily announcement of some risk of fire from bad wiring ...

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Small Battery Maker Touts Big Prospect for Jobs

October 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Emery P. Dalesio & Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently ...

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W88 Warhead Program Performs Successful Tests

October 28, 2014 9:37 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

The first flight and drop tests for the latest variant of the W88 nuclear warhead are providing data for Sandia National Laboratories to validate designs, improve computer modeling and update component specifications. The two ...   

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Customer Service Robots Use 3D Cameras to Scan, Identify Items

October 28, 2014 9:36 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The robots dubbed OSHbots look like white columns with two large black screens on either side of them, and wheels to help them move. They are equipped with 3D cameras so they can scan and identify items. And customers can research ...  

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Keeping Hydrogen from Cracking Metals

October 28, 2014 9:32 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center | News | Comments

Metal alloys such as steel and zirconium that are used in pipes for nuclear reactors and oil fields naturally acquire a protective oxide or sulfide layer. But hydrogen penetration can lead to their breakdown and speed up corrosion ...  

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