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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion Re:Sucks (702 comments)

haha ...

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion When Will They???? (702 comments)

When will they return the devices???? I dont want to loose my iPhone or iPad .....

about three weeks ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:Trend (192 comments)

and you know how the " Made in China " things works ... LMAO

about a month ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:All wars ... (192 comments)

Eurasia and that too selected countries ... not all

about a month ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

stephendavion Danger??? (107 comments)

hmmmm ...the swimmers need to be more careful then ,.....

about a month ago
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I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

stephendavion Playing WOW (139 comments)

playing World of Warcraft .....

about a month ago
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Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software

stephendavion is it helpful? (245 comments)

can any explain how exactly this will be helpful ....

about a year ago

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Survey Shows Growing Number of Airline Passengers Demand Faster In-Flight WiFi

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  2 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "In just a few short years, in-flight WiFi has gone from a novel idea to an amenity that most passengers just assume is installed when they board. However prevalent passengers may think the technology is, the fact is that a relatively small number of aircraft worldwide offer the service, but a recent survey shows passengers are clamoring for even faster connections. Honeywell Aerospace, a major supplier of in-flight connectivity hardware, conducted a survey between June 6 and June 19, 2014, among 1,045 Americans age 18 and over who have used in-flight Wi-Fi at least once in the last 12 months. The results, while unsurprising as a whole, give some unique insight into the mind of the connected passenger."
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Seawater fuel: powering the next-generation of ships

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  3 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A team of US Navy scientists recently announced they had converted seawater into fuel. The technology is described as a ‘game changer’ which could drastically reduce the US military’s dependency on fossil fuels. Could the technology solve the current fuel dilemma in commercial shipping as well? In April, scientists from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announced they had successfully powered a remote-controlled aircraft using nothing but seawater. By extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen and converting it to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, researchers at the NRL's Materials Science and Technology Division had proved that seawater fuel was actually possible."
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Google launches Dedicated Analytics app for iPhone

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a week ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Google has launched a version of its Analytics app for iOS. The app which is available globally and optimized for iPhone and iPod touch lets you access all of your Web and app data as usual, but now it’s packaged in a mobile-friendly format for Apple devices. You can peruse page-view figures and real-time reports of traffic by region, source and more."
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Airport IT: Gatwick embraces cloud power

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "London Gatwick Airport is one of the aviation industry's early adopters of wide-ranging cloud services for its core IT needs. Leading the charge is Gatwick's CIO Michael Ibbitson, who has been pushing to reduce the airport's reliance on centralised data centres by outsourcing to the cloud. In an exclusive interview, Ibbitson gets into the nitty-gritty of revolutionising the IT infrastructure at one of the UK's main air hubs."
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Leading the way – CCS fitted coal-fired power stations now a reality

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Despite being touted as the best way to clean up dirty fossil fuels, commercial deployment of carbon capture storage (CCS) in the power industry has been near non-existent. Now, for the first time ever, a coal-fired power plant is being retrofitted with CCS. The plant, located in Canada, is near completion, while a similar project in the US is also under construction. For continued growth, the coal industry must get clean. Carbon capture storage (CCS) technology is ready and available but is still relatively expensive and has, until recently, never been applied to the power industry before. Two power companies — one in Canada and another in the US — have set out to show how the economics and technology of CCS can be applied to the power industry."
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White House Won't Back Tesla In Direct Sales Fight

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "The luxe electric car company Tesla Motors is not very happy with the Obama administration. Last Friday evening, the White House rejected a petition asking it to "allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states." The company responded with a statement of its own criticizing the White House's response as "disappointing" and "timid."

Tesla has been battling multiple local governments over its direct sales model. The position calling on the White House to support the company was posted June 5, 2013 and earned the 100,000 signatures necessary for a White House response within its first month.

The White House response, which was written by Dan Utech, a special assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said, "as you know, laws regulating auto sales are issues that have traditionally sat with lawmakers at the state level." Utech went on to cite several initiatives the administration had launched "in promoting vehicle efficiency.""

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Traffic lights: There's a better way

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "MIT researchers develop an improved system for timing of urban lights to minimize commuting times. Anyone who has ever driven a city street and been frustrated by having to stop again and again for red lights has probably thought that there must be a better way. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a means of computing optimal timings for city stoplights that can significantly reduce drivers’ average travel times.

Existing software for timing traffic signals has several limitations, says Carolina Osorio, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT. She is lead author of a forthcoming paper in the journal Transportation Science that describes the new system, based on a study of traffic in Lausanne, Switzerland."
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Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge Smartphones

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Continuing the trend toward nearly everything becoming smartphone-friendly — from ovens to boxing gloves — benches in the Boston area are getting a technology boost, too. Some park dwellers in the region are already charging their mobile devices via solar-powered benches, which could eventually collect real-time data about its surrounding environment too (think air quality and noise levels).

Smart urban furniture company Soofa (developed by Changing Environments, an MIT Media Lab spin-off) is bringing more of its solar-powered benches to Boston and Cambridge, Mass. parks soon. The name Soofa stems from an acronym the company developed to describe a smart urban furniture appliance: SUFA. To give it more of a Silicon Valley feel, Richter switched the letter u to double o's."
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The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.

On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”"
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Scientists Unveil Aircraft Technologies of The Future

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic technologies that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040 or even earlier.

The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new type of long range aircraft which divides into a number of smaller aircraft when it reaches its destination, and a directed energy weapon that could engage missiles at the speed of light, destroy them and protect the people below.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A computer science student accused of hacking offences has been jailed for six months for failing to hand over his encryption passwords, which he had been urged to do in "the interests of national security".

Christopher Wilson, 22, of Mitford Close, Washington, Tyne and Wear, was jailed for refusing to hand over his computer passwords, a move that frustrated an investigation into claims he launched an attack on a police website.

Wilson, who has Asperger's Syndrome, was suspected of "trolling" the Northumbria Police as well as attempting to break into the Serious Organised Crime Agency's website."

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Samsung, Intel, Dell team up on standards for connected gadgets

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Samsung Electronics, Intel Corp and Dell have joined to establish standard ways for household gadgets like thermostats and light bulbs to talk to each other, at odds with a framework backed by Qualcomm, LG Electronics and other companies.

The new Open Interconnect Consortium, like the Qualcomm-supported AllSeen Alliance, aims to establish how smart devices work together in a trend increasingly called the Internet of Things.

Manufacturers are rolling out growing numbers of Internet-connected burglar alarms, televisions and light switches. But like the early days of video cassette recorders, current smart home products are often incompatible with each other. The new consortium, which also includes chipmakers Broadcom and Atmel, was announced in a news release late on Monday."
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The TSA won't let you board some flights unless your devices turn on

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "As the traveling public knows, all electronic devices are screened by security officers. During the security examination, officers may also ask that owners power up some devices, including cell phones. Powerless devices will not be permitted on-board the aircraft. The traveler may also undergo additional screening."
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A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car at This German Airport

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "In Germany, high tech has come to airport parking. Last week, Düsseldorf airport (DUS) introduced robot valets to take the hassle out of parking for travelers.

Travelers can leave their cars at the arrival level of the ParkingPLUS structure. As they leave, they confirm on a touch-screen that no one is in the car. The robot valet, nicknamed "Ray," takes it from there.

The robot measures the vehicle, picks it up with a forklift-like system, and takes it to the back area, where it will position it in one of the 249 parking spots reserved for automated valets. The machine is capable of carrying standard cars weighing up to 3.31 tons."
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Shark! New Sonar Buoy Will Warn Beachgoers When Large Sharks Are Near

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "While the risk of being attacked by a shark is certainly low, it’s one of those terrors that can weigh heavy on the mind of a beach-goer, particularly in higher-risk beaches such as some in Australia and South Africa. A new device is currently being developed to warn swimmers when a shark is detected in the water near a beach, and — no surprise — the Aussies are behind it.

The Clever Buoy is being called the “world’s first shark detection buoy” by its developers. The project is a collaboration between Australian telecommunications company Optus and marine safety company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems."

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WorldView-3 (commercial remote-sensing satellite) Delivered to launch site

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "WorldView-3, a commercial remote-sensing satellite intended to provide the most advanced Earth imagery, is scheduled to be launched into space in mid-August 2014. After about one year of inspection and environmental testing, Ball Corporation (BLL) has delivered the WorldView-3 satellite to a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. The WorldView-3, which has been built for DigitalGlobe, will be launched through United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket."
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GE to power UK Royal Navy's Type 26 frigates

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "BAE Systems has awarded a design, development and assessment (DDA) contract to GE's Power Conversion unit for the provision of low-noise, electrical-drive systems. which will be used to power the UK Royal Navy's future Type 26 global combat ships (GCS). The electric propulsion system from GE would enable the destroyers to operate on an electric-drive system when at low speed, while consuming power from the gas turbine when cruising at high speed."
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Google to unveil new television set-top box on Wednesday

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Google Inc is expected to unveil at least one small set-top box that resembles products like the Roku, Amazon's Fire TV, and Apple Inc's Apple TV, the Wall Street Journal reported citing sources who have seen the device. Google will show off the set-top box on Wednesday during its developer conference, the Journal said.The set-top box will be powered by Google's new Android TV software designed to play movies, games and other content on television. However, the device will carry another company's brand name, the newspaper said."
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North Dakota researchers evaluate use of UAS in crop and livestock production

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Researchers at North Dakota State University (NDSU) are working with the university's Carrington Research Extension Center to evaluate the use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to monitor crop and livestock research projects. As part of the study, researchers are using UAS-mounted thermal, infrared sensors and cameras that capture images at specific frequencies to gather data from fields and livestock at specified times. NDSU Extension Service agricultural machine systems specialist and the project lead John Nowatzki said: "There is currently much interest in using UAS in agriculture."
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A Laser Message from Space

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Anyone who remembers dialup internet can sympathize with the plight of NASA mission controllers. Waiting for images to arrive from deep space, slowly downloading line by line, can be a little like the World Wide Web of the 1990s. Patience is required.

A laser on the International Space Station (ISS) could change all that. On June 5th, 2014, the ISS passed over the Table Mountain Observatory in Wrightwood, California, and beamed an HD video to researchers waiting below. Unlike normal data transmissions, which are encoded in radio waves, this one came to Earth on a beam of light.

"It was incredible to see this magnificent beam of light arriving from our tiny payload on the space station," says Matt Abrahamson, who manages the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."

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