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Monthly Archives: November 2015

The United States, a nation that has long led many other areas of high-tech growth, lags far behind its peers in the development of high-performance rail (HPR) infrastructure. The few HPR projects that have...
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Summary:  An interactive swarm of flying 3D pixels (voxels) developed at Queen's University's Human Media Lab is set to revolutionize the way people interact with virtual reality. The system, called BitDrones, allows users to...

MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called fluorescence lifetime...

Sunday night, Fox Television broadcast the 2016 Breakthrough Prize ceremony, awarding north of $21 million dollars to sixteen of the richest minds in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. About the Breakthrough Prize, in a...

In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life. Presidential candidates have offered up religious tests as potential...

It has been 10 years since the DOCSIS 3.0 specification was released, and in those 10 years bandwidth demand has continued to grow unabated. "Butter’s Law states that optical transmission speeds are doubling every nine...

Summary: With the busiest travel season of the year upon us, airports around the globe find staffers over-taxed.  Enter Spencer, a robot helping passengers navigate Schiphol International airport. The robot in the "Spencer" project is...

In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against two marketers of weight-loss supplements – Roca Labs, Inc and Roca Labs Nutraceutical USA, Inc. According to the FTC, Roca Labs, Inc “allegedly...

You’re sitting at home minding your own business when you get a call from your credit card’s fraud detection unit asking if you’ve just made a purchase at a department store in your city....
black Friday Retail Shoppers

Black Friday is the “traditional” start of the holiday shopping season, when hordes of eager consumers line up outside retailers in the wee hours to ensure they don’t miss out on steeply discounted televisions,...

Thanksgiving is a great US holiday during which people consume huge quantities of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pie. One of the stranger things about this holiday, however, is that a few days before everyone...

Imagine having to skip work every month to travel to the city center just to pay your electricity bill or your child’s school fee? Would you not worry if your income relied on remittances...