16 December 2011

Comet survives fiery plunge through sun, NASA says

Comet survives fiery plunge through sun, NASA says
msnbc.com
This image, taken by the NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft, shows Comet Lovejoy just 90 minutes or so before its closest approach to the sun on Dec. 15, 2011. By Mike Wall A newfound comet defied long odds Thursday, surviving a suicidal dive through the sun's ...
msnbc.com

GM eAssist stripped naked, exposed, explained
USA Today
By James R. Healey, USA TODAY The General Motors eAssist very mild hybrid system helps the Chevrolet Malibu Eco and some Buick models boost their fuel economy ratings without the cost or complexity of the full-bore hybrid systems pioneered by Toyota in ...
USA Today

Nielsen: Teen data use tripled in past year
Washington Post
A new report from Nielsen shows that US teens have tripled their data use in the past year, and send — far and away — the most messages of any age group of mobile users. The data is pulled from the monthly cellphone bills of over 65000 volunteers, ...

Russia fishing ship with 32 crew in trouble near Antarctica; ice hampers ...
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A Russian fishing vessel with 32 crew members was in trouble and taking on water near Antarctica on Friday. Heavy sea ice was hampering rescue efforts, and officials said it could be four or five days before anybody reaches ...

Facebook leaked financials shows it has billions in cash
Los Angeles Times
Someone is leaking very private financial information in advance of Facebook's $100-billion initial public offering next year. Gawker has the numbers, which it calls "the Silicon Valley equivalent of hard-core pornography." "The big picture is this: ...

Apple to open first overseas R&D center in Israel
Xinhua
JERUSALEM, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Mac computer-maker Apple plans to open its first overseas research and development center in Israel, one that will focus on flash memory semiconductors, local media reported Thursday. Ed Frank, Apple's R&D chief, ...

Archos Android-Powered Radio Supports Apps, Flash
Tom's Guide
This gadget works like an Android-based smartphone, but without the telephony hardware, and sports high definition speakers. On Thursday, Archos introduced the Android-powered Archos 35 Home Connect, a $150 "music box" designed for streaming web-based ...

For Car And Truck Of The Year, I'm Almost Perfect
Forbes
This year, after almost 20 years covering the automotive industry, I was privileged to be appointed to the jury for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. After months of driving, and two rounds of balloting, the finalists for the 2012 ...

Research in Motion's Earnings Fall 71% Amid Soft Product Sales
New York Times
By IAN AUSTEN OTTAWA — Research in Motion said on Thursday that a new line of BlackBerry smartphones that it hoped would turn around its flagging fortunes will not come to market until late next year. It was the latest, and perhaps most significant, ...

Microsoft touts Office 365 security compliance
The Seattle Times
Obtained ISO/IEC 27001 certification, which means Office 365 has passed an independent audit around security procedures, policies and technologies, and submits to such an audit yearly. Met the standards of European "model clauses," which is meant to...

Google Receives Patent for Self-Driving Car Technology [VIDEO]
Mashable
Google has received a patent for its driverless car technology. First revealed a year ago, the patent includes a plan for mixed-mode autonomous driving – a driving method in which the car takes full control after passing a reference indicator, ...
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Your Life on Facebook, in Total Recall
New York Times
Facebook's new format is likely to bring back a lot of old memories. But it could also make it harder to shed past identities. By JENNA WORTHAM Remember those karaoke videos from three years ago that somehow wound up on Facebook? ...
New York Times

Fermilab Scientists Optimistic About Finding Higgs Boson Particle
Voice of America
December 15, 2011 Fermilab Scientists Optimistic About Finding Higgs Boson Particle Kane Farabaugh | Batavia, Illinois Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland say they are encouraged by new data suggesting their Large Hadron Collider, ...

Rebecca Black top search term in Zeitgeist ranking
San Francisco Chronicle
Rebecca Black, whose song "Friday" inspired cheers, was the fastest-rising search term globally on Google this year, according to the company's annual review of popular queries. Black edged out "Google+," the company's social-networking service, ...

Why many developers look to iOS first? Money.
Digitaltrends.com
Android might be the leading smartphone platform, but reports find apps for Apple's iOS make substantially more money than Android apps. Google's Eric Schmidt raised eyebrows last week at the Le Web conference by suggesting within six months Android 4 ...
 
Digitaltrends.com

iPhone 4S gets new iOS 5.0.1 build, file system now accessible by PC
SlashGear
For those of you on the developer tip, you're more than likely already working on the update that goes by the number 5.1, but for us lowly peasants, there a new build of 5.0.1 out there today for the iPhone 4S that goes by the name 9A406. ...

SlashGear

Microsoft opens up instant-messaging service via XMPP
TechSpot
By Jose Vilches Microsoft has opened up public access to its Messenger IM network via the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), according to an announcement at the company's Inside Windows Live blog. The use of an open standard for ...
 
TechSpot

Hubble Captures Rebellious Star Behavior
Voice of America
December 15, 2011 Hubble Captures Rebellious Star Behavior VOA News The earth-orbiting Hubble space telescope has spotted a young star that is causing havoc with its parent nebula, the cold cloud of dust and gas from which the star was born. ...

NASA begins work of building crew for the commercial age
The State Column
NASA announced Thursday that it would begin work on building a crew that would carry the space agency into the age of commercial space exploration. Faced with a deep cut in its budget request for commercial crew development in fiscal 2012, ...
The State Column

FLL gets high marks for technology, report says
MiamiHerald.com
By Hannah Sampson Techies should feel right at home at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which earned praise in a recent survey of airport technology amenities by PCWorld magazine. Out of the 40 busiest airports in the country, ...

Weakened taboos put lemurs at risk
UPI.com
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Lemurs in Madagascar are under growing threat with the erosion of traditional cultural taboos against hunting, wildlife experts say. The situation has led to an unsustainable number of lemurs being killed for...

Apple could sell almost 200 million iPhones in 2012
BGR
Apple could sell as many as 190 million iPhones next year according to a survey conducted by AlphaWise for Morgan Stanley. The survey results also suggested Apple will sell 31-36 million iPhone handsets this quarter, almost 30% more than estimates from ...

IIHS says record number of 2012 models aced crash tests
USA Today
By Fred Meier, USA TODAY The final list of 2012 models rated Top Safety Picks out today from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is good news for safety-conscious car shoppers: A record 115 models in nearly every vehicle segment. ...

USA Today

Google awarded U.S. patent for driverless car technology - latimes ...
By Jessica Guynn
Google has quietly made off with a U.S. patent for self-driving cars.
L.A. Times Tech Blog

VerticalResponse Buys Social Media Marketing Technology Startup ...
By Robin Wauters
VerticalResponse, which provides self-service digital marketing solutions, has acquired Roost, a privately held social media marketing technology company based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
TechCrunch

Brilliant Cement Making Technology Mimics Coral While Removing ...
By Bridgette Meinhold
Stanford professor Brent Constanz has developed a technology that mimics how coral produces its skeleton to create a substitute for concrete that actually sequesters CO2.
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Don't Rush Anti-Piracy Bill, Free Market Groups Urge
By Berin Szoka
Keeping politicians' hands off the Net & everything else related to technology. Home · About Us · Archives · Ongoing Series · Tech Policy Events · Podcast · Subscribe. Don't Rush Anti-Piracy Bill, Free Market Groups Urge. by Berin Szoka on ...
Technology Liberation Front

The paradox of technology and 5 ways to avoid it - The Usabilla Blog
By Sabina Idler
Does our life become easier with every new invention on the market? I don't think so. New technology presents us with great possibilities and limitations.
The Usabilla Blog

North Sails unfurls game-changing new sail technology
North Sails unfurls game-changing new sail technology.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Army sees technology as future training component | Army News at ...
As the Army moves into the future, it will continue to concentrate on both humanitarian assistance and building international partnerships, according to Unified.
DefenceTalk News and Videos

HiWave's speaker technology promises 145 hours worth of playback ...
By Tyler Lee
One of the drawbacks to using Bluetooth powered speakers is that they constantly require charging or the changing of batteries, but HiWave Technologies is looking to change that with their new speaker technology that reportedly provides ...
Ubergizmo

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning - SLOAN-C
A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online 5th Annual International Symposium ...
sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/et4online/welcome

Empire State Development: NYSTAR
Welcome to the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). The 2011-12 State Budget merged NYSTAR into Empire State Development and ...
esd.ny.gov/nystar/

Bolton: Iranian Jamming Technology Could Be Worse News Than ...
American officials insist that neither weaponry nor technology brought down a U.S. drone that was flying over Iranian territory earlier this month, but a former U.S. ...
www.foxnews.com/.../bolton-iranian-jamming-technology-co...

As Facebook Aims at Millions of Users, Some Are Content to Sit Out ...
Facebook, which is preparing for a public offering, has more than 800 million active users around the world. But some people, even on the younger end of the ...
www.nytimes.com/.../shunning-facebook-and-living-to-tell-ab...

Google chairman says online piracy bill would 'criminalize' the ...
The Stop Online Piracy Act would criminalize linking and the fundamental structure of the Internet itself, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
thehill.com/.../198777-google-chairman-says-online-piracy-bil...

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Visit Click2Houston.com for breaking news in Houston, TX from KPRC. Houston, Texas breaking news, headlines, weather, and sports. The latest local Houston, ...
www.click2houston.com/lifestyle/technology

'God particle' hints possibly found - Technology & Science - CBC News
Hints of the last undiscovered particle in the Standard Model of Physics may have been detected by two separate experiments at the world's biggest particle ...
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/.../science-cern-higgs-boson.htm...

BBC News - World's 'smallest steam engine' built in Germany
A team of physicists have adapted a 195-year-old design to create a laser-driven heat engine that can be seen only under a microscope.
www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16147965

Higgs Boson: Scientists At Cern Say They Have Narrowed Search ...
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland claim to have narrowed the search for the "Higgs Boson", knowns as the elusive "God particle".
news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16129043

Amazing Screen Technology ...
This is CF of Samsung Mobile Display & AMOLED. I'ts amazing and wonderful technology!!! In korea, netizen says "Samsung kidnaps aliens(or hijacks UFO) ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4AhTiQkWwk

Is Google's Big Bet on Google+ Too Risky?
PCWorld
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Google is ending 2011 with a cliffhanger: Will Google+ succeed? And if it does not, how much damage will the company suffer as a result? Google has made it clear that Google+, far from being a stand-alone social ...

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