IBM's Watson Starts New Career Crunching Data for Science
Researcher using Watson computer
August 28th, 2014
Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
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How Delivery Drones Could Monitor Their Own Health
Delivery Drone
August 27th, 2014
The day when people can order products online and have them delivered by a drone may not be far off. But to make sure these packages make it to their destinations, scientists have created a program that lets drones monitor their "health" midflight.
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How 'Skin' Sensors Could Turn Planes Super-Smart
The new "smart skin" for aircraft.
August 26th, 2014
The newest technology for military planes is surprisingly touchy-feely. Applied to the outside of an aircraft, the new "smart skin" lets planes "feel" the world around them through thousands of tiny sensors.
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Real-Life 'Star Trek' Tech Could Diagnose Diseases
health-monitoring device
August 27th, 2014
Teams around the world are competing to build a medical device that could diagnose diseases and monitor people's health — just like the fictional "tricorder" featured in the sci-fi series "Star Trek."
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US Military Blows Up Hypersonic Weapon After Failed Test Launch
Photographer Scott Wight of Kodiak, Alaska, captured this photo of the explosions of the U.S. military's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon during a failed test launch from the Kodiak Launch Center on Aug. 25, 2014. The U.S. military is investigating the test fai
August 26th, 2014
The U.S. Army launched a prototype hypersonic weapon test from Alaska on Monday (Aug. 25), only to destroy the superfast vehicle seconds later when something went wrong.
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How to Quench Data Centers' Thirst for Power (Op-Ed)
materials science, superconductivity, electricity
August 26th, 2014
America's data centers are consuming — and wasting — a surprising amount of energy.
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Space Plane Tech Could Power Hypersonic Aircraft for US Military
 SKYLON Concept Space Plane 2
August 21st, 2014
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying hypersonic vehicles that would use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is intended to power the Skylon space plane, AFRL officials said.
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Could Drones Be Coming to Disney World?
Jack Skellington drones
August 26th, 2014
Last week, Disney filed for three drone-related patents, envisioning flying robots that could animate giant puppets, display small projection screens and even act as floating pixels, or "flixels" in virtual fireworks shows.
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Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech
Control Weather with Photo-Editing Program
August 25th, 2014
Whoever said you can't control the weather was wrong. A new photo-editing program lets you decide if you're a rainy day kind of person or if you prefer bright and sunny afternoons.
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