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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 | by GE Reports | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to ...

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Olympics Show Wide Second-Screen Use

April 23, 2014 5:13 pm | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | Comments

Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how ...   

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection

April 23, 2014 5:07 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows ...

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Telsa Motors Expanding in California

April 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do ...

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Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

April 23, 2014 4:53 pm | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | Comments

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado said ...   

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Rail Safety Effort Marred By Squabbling

April 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who ...

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State OKs Power Line in Historic Battlefield Area

April 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for a proposed $375 million high-voltage power line that would run through the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, a site in the western part of the state where a battle between U.S. Army soldiers and ...

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How Much Longer Will Delta Have Boeing 747 Jumbos?

April 23, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

With its distinctive hump, the Boeing 747 has been a familiar sight at airports around the world for more than four decades, but its days could be numbered, at least at Delta Air Lines Inc. Delta President Ed Bastian said ...   

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Spy Plane Outlasts Cold War, But Not Defense Cuts

April 23, 2014 2:24 pm | by Donna Cassata, Associated Press | Comments

The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war. But defense cuts now threaten to knock the high-flying reconnaissance aircraft out ...

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Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 23, 2014 1:44 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?    

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Astronauts Tackle Urgent Repair Job

April 23, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, hustled through ...

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Photos of the Day: Sub Records WWII Wreckage

April 23, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of ...

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Charting the Future Course for Rockets & Satellites

April 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

Without propulsion there could be no spaceflight. The ability to travel into and through space underpins the space industry. So, next month, hundreds of experts from around the world will gather to discuss the state-of-the-art of space propulsion – where will it ...

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Jet Hunt Leads to Material on Australian Shore

April 23, 2014 12:53 pm | by Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Comments

Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing ...

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Helicopter Engineer's Guitar Factory Closes

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | Comments

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that has produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing after 47 years. The New Hartford factory's owner ...     

Raytheon Tackles Nation's STEM Workforce Challenge

April 23, 2014 12:43 pm | by Raytheon | Comments

What can the U.S. do to prepare today's students to take on STEM jobs in the future? To help answer that question, U.S. News and Raytheon Company has launched the STEM Index to measure just that. It's the first ...     

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