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WWII Warship Found by Microsoft Co-Founder

March 4, 2015 | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago ...

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Antares Will Launch Next Year

March 5, 2015 12:58 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

The Antares launch system from Orbital ATK is back on track to head to the International Space Station next year, CEO David Thompson said in an investor call on March 3. In October 2014, an Antares rocket exploded at NASA’s Wallops ...  

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Write-On Biosensors Could Spell Easy Detection

March 5, 2015 12:49 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a bio-ink that reacts to chemicals and can be delivered with an ordinary ballpoint pen. The team said the ink can be used to draw on walls to detect pollution ...  

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From Massive Supercomputers Come Tiniest Transistors

March 5, 2015 12:43 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

A relentless global effort to shrink transistors has made computers continually faster, cheaper and smaller over the last 40 years. This effort has enabled chipmakers to double the number of transistors on a chip roughly every ...  

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Quantum Device Detects & Corrects Its Own Errors

March 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age ...    

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Imaging Technique Finds Reason for Next-Gen Battery Failures

March 5, 2015 10:45 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, have for the first time imaged the inner workings of experimental solid-state batteries as they ...

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Woman in Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination Suit to Testify

March 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

The woman at the center of a sex discrimination lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is set to take the stand in a case that has focused attention on the treatment of women in the high-tech ...

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Next-Generation Laser Destroys Truck

March 5, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A Lockheed Martin fiber-optic laser burned a hole through the engine of a running truck and stopped it in its tracks during a field test on March 3, demonstrating the highest power ever documented from a laser of its type ...   

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National Industrial Design Day Established

March 5, 2015 10:23 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

March 5 marks the founding of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), established 50 years ago. This year, it is also the first National Industrial Design Day, organized by the IDSA to promote awareness and growth within ... 

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Photos of the Day: 5 Stunners from the Geneva Car Show

March 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Greg Keller & David McHugh, Associated Press | Comments

Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars. It is the high-end, impossibly expensive but seductively powerful sports cars ...

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Technology is Raising a High Bar for High-End Mixology

March 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Michelle Locke, Associated Press | Comments

Want that cocktail shaken, not stirred? How about centrifuged? These days, it's possible as high-tech tools shake things up behind the bar with a razzle-dazzle flair that could make even an old fashioned feel newfangled ...

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IBM Buys Small Startup to Expand Watson

March 5, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system. AlchemyAPI, founded in 2005, works in a field known as deep learning ...

Internet Invades Everything at Gadget Fair

March 5, 2015 9:47 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | Comments

The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. For those who couldn't join ...

IPhone 6's Popularity Drives Apple's China Share to Record

March 5, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A consumer survey showed the popularity of the iPhone 6 has driven Apple's market share in China to its highest ever while Samsung has continued to lose ground. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Thursday that ...

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Will Facebook Make a Car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the Network

March 5, 2015 9:25 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is ...

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Judge OKs $415M Settlement in Tech Workers' Lawsuit

March 5, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has tentatively approved a $415 million settlement in a major class action lawsuit by Silicon Valley workers who accused Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other tech companies of making an illegal agreement not to ...

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