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Pentagon awards $75 million for advanced textiles institute

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  • Apr 02, 2016
WASHINGTON Sensors that can detect tears in parachute nylons before they become deadly, troop uniforms studded with electronics that can sense chemical agents, and self-powered tents that can save fuel: the U.S. military is banking on a new public-priv...
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U.S., Russian crew poised to launch to space station

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  • Mar 18, 2016
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were preparing to head for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz rocket on Friday as replacements for a crew that ended a year-long flight earlier this month. U.S. astronau...
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Thoughts On the 10th State of Agile Survey

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  • May 02, 2016
Just recently I reviewed the 9th Agile survey (read about it here) and now the 10th version is out (you can access the survey here), so I thought I'd provide an update. Given the results are not that different from the previous year, I will write this...
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Exclusive: In boost to self-driving cars, U.S. tells Google computers can qualify as drivers

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  • Feb 10, 2016
WASHINGTON/DETROIT U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles ...
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Brazil court lifts suspension of Facebook's WhatsApp service

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  • Dec 17, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered the lifting of a 48-hour suspension of the services in Brazil of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp phone-messaging application, overturning an order from a lower court.The ban, which went into effect...
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Debris from U.S. rocket recovered off coast of southwest England

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  • Nov 28, 2015
LONDON Debris from a U.S. rocket, most likely the doomed SpaceX Falcon 9, has been recovered near the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of southwest England, the UK coastguard has said on Friday.It was covered in barnacles and was initially mistaken for a...
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Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

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  • Jun 23, 2016
SEVILLE, Spain An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.T...
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Debris from U.S. rocket recovered off coast of southwest England

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  • Nov 29, 2015
LONDON Debris from a U.S. rocket, most likely the doomed SpaceX Falcon 9, has been recovered near the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of southwest England, the UK coastguard has said on Friday.It was covered in barnacles and was initially mistaken for a...
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Geek Reading: EBay Merges, Neural Networks in Python, and More

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  • Apr 21, 2016
Today we start with some local flavor. Ebay Enterprise, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, merges with Innotrac to become Radial. Like many local software developers, I also spent part of my career at what used to be GSI Commerce. Google Research tel...
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Adobe issues emergency update to Flash after ransomware attacks

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  • Apr 08, 2016
BOSTON Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged...
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