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DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

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Technology has oftentimes advanced the weapons of war -- creating new ways to destroy things on increasingly larger scales. But as our ability to destroy has become ridiculously big, it's time to start looking for more efficient methods. Here are just a few military projects that are looking to improve...
DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

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Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new battery built by a Harvard University and University of Illinois team is perfectly suited to be a power source for tiny computers. It is also the first battery to ever...
The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Tesla's Model S Beats Sales Goals, Makes Profitability Likely

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Tesla cuts budget Model S, but looks on course to make money. Tesla has said it has beaten its sales goal for the first quarter, selling 4,750 Model S electric cars--that's 250 above its predicted quota. If sales keep up, the company looks like it will safely reach its...
Tesla's Model S Beats Sales Goals, Makes Profitability Likely
LovePalz, The Real-Time Virtual Sex Toy For Long-Distance Couples, Will Launch On March 29
Amazing! High-tech nuns team up to build cyber cafes in sub-Saharan Africa

Combined bacterial/metal catalysis turns sugars to jet fuel

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The lear liquid on top contains butanol and acetone, while the opaque gloop at the bottom contains the bacteria that made them. Robert Sanders photo. Although battery-powered vehicles are making great strides, it's tough to match the energy densities found in hydrocarbons. So they'll always be an excellent choice...
Combined bacterial/metal catalysis turns sugars to jet fuel
Motorists Stranded Without Food And Water After Using Apple Maps

Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent

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A mobile phone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness. These are just two of the imaginative new ideas that are tackling Africa's old problems1 HIPPO WATER ROLLERIdea: The Hippo water roller is a drum that can be rolled on the ground,...
Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent
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Remote-vision quadcopter soars over LeWeb

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Team BlackSheep's TBS Discovery can be piloted long distances because he pilot can see from what's going on from an onboard camera. [Read more]...
Remote-vision quadcopter soars over LeWeb

Google, Microsoft team up to bring Super Wi-Fi to rural USA

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Google, Microsoft and more than 500 rural US colleges, universities, and public interest groups have joined forces to finally solve the issue of rural internet connectivity — using Super Wi-Fi on the white space spectrum. This initiative, called AIR.U, hopes to bring between 20 and 100Mbps of wireless connectivity to...
Google, Microsoft team up to bring Super Wi-Fi to rural USA

Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

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It can be tough to stay connected over long distances. Yes, there’s phone calls, texting, Facebook, Twitter, IM, video chatting and everything else. But what if you could give virtual hugs to each other using battery-powered, Internet-enabled pillows? Credit: Carnegie Mellon research paper, 2003. Microsoft just patented that … and...
Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

ZTE sends 400Gbps over 5,000 kilometers

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Showing off its optical networking prowess, ZTE has completed at test that managed speeds at 400Gbps over a distance of more than 5,000 kilometers, or about 3,100 miles.The growth of data volumes and speeds in both fixed and wireless networks have consequences for all parts of operator networks, including...
ZTE sends 400Gbps over 5,000 kilometers

Ron Paul Beaten Badly In Florida

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Ron Paul, after largely ignoring the primary campaign in Florida, was ignored by the state's voters tonight, pulling in a scant 3 percent of the vote and finishing last among the four remaining Republican contenders. Florida represented to great a challenge for the scrappy Paul campaign, which has decided to...
Ron Paul Beaten Badly In Florida

Tesla Model S squares off against BMW M5 in drag race, gives EVs extra street cred (video)

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We already know from our own experience that the Tesla Model S is a driver's car, with acceleration and handling you wouldn't expect from a big and quiet luxury sedan. There's still nothing like a drag race to help settle the matter. Automobile has pitted the upscale EV against...
Tesla Model S squares off against BMW M5 in drag race, gives EVs extra street cred (video)

Congress Trying To Regulate Certain Wireless Spectrum Issues... In A Payroll Tax Bill?

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We've all seen how Congress sneaks controversial issues into larger "must pass" bills. The folks over at Public Knowledge are highlighting how our elected officials are trying to sneak three questionable policies -- all related to wireless technologies and access -- into a single "must pass" payroll tax bill, that...
Congress Trying To Regulate Certain Wireless Spectrum Issues... In A Payroll Tax Bill?

The commuting paradox

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I don’t commute. I work from home. And I love it. I think of it as getting an extra hour a day. Add that up over the years and it’s a huge chunk of my life that’s given back to me. Not to mention the emotional toll that’s saved from...
The commuting paradox
Nimblebit prepares for takeoff with Pocket Planes

Penguin takes children's fiction to Google+ with Storytime Hangout app

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Webcam feature puts children (and parents) into the hooves of the Three Billy Goats GruffWho's that trip-tapping across my Google+ profile? A child with the face of one of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Thankfully this isn't a strange, social-networking nightmare fuelled by one-too-many views of Goat Lucky on YouTube.It's...
Penguin takes children's fiction to Google+ with Storytime Hangout app
Phoning An Aircraft Engine In Mid-Flight? No Problem

Wi-Fi: are there any health risks?

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Hermie's Wi-Fi uses the same radio frequency as his microwave oven. Does that mean Wi-Fi is dangerous to his health?If it is possible for a microwave oven to interfere with Wi-Fi signals - I just read something like that on your blog - because they operate at the same frequency,...
Wi-Fi: are there any health risks?
Liquid Robotics' robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Samsung To Launch 5G By 2020, Hits Speeds Of 1Gbps In Tests

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Samsung Electronics has developed core technology that will allow it to deliver high-speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020, the company announced today. The system allows data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks. 5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of 4G...
Samsung To Launch 5G By 2020, Hits Speeds Of 1Gbps In Tests

TESLA: We're Selling More Cars Than We Expected, And We're Now Profitable

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Early this morning, electric car maker Tesla announced that it is exceeding its previous guidance on auto sales and turning profitable for the quarter. Below the dotted line is the press release. ------------------------------------------------------------ PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced today that sales of its...
TESLA: We're Selling More Cars Than We Expected, And We're Now Profitable
Quantum networks may be more realistic than we thought

Orienteering: but not as you know it

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Today's orienteers may use GPS and race around shopping centres - but we still need our trusty map-reading skills. If you fancy trying it, there are events all over the countryOrienteering: perhaps it conjures up images of trudging through the countryside with a map and compass, or maybe of muddy...
Orienteering: but not as you know it

Fiber cables made of air move data at 99.7 percent the speed of light

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Researchers say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7 percent of the speed of light, all but eliminating the latency plaguing standard fiber technology. There are still data loss problems to be overcome before the cables could be used over long distances, but the research...
Fiber cables made of air move data at 99.7 percent the speed of light

DARPA wants to build 100Gbps wireless military network

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The Defense Department agency is soliciting input on a wireless communications backbone that would provide high-speed streaming for air-to-ground and ground-to-ground links over long distances. [Read more]...
DARPA wants to build 100Gbps wireless military network
With 140M+ Users, Skype Competitor Viber Launches "Send Location" Feature For iPhone, Android

Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.

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Long hailed as one of the safest car producers in the world, Volvo hopes to retain that reputation by introducing vehicles that can avoid passenger injuries on their own by the year 2020. Its plans hinge on eliminating the largest cause of road accidents -- the drivers themselves. The...
Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.
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