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MH370 mystery spurred efforts to improve aircraft tracking
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MH370 mystery spurred efforts to improve aircraft tracking

As investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years, the airline industry is still working to raise...

Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut
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Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut

Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there...

Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area
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Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area

The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could...

Southwest suffers technology outage; flights held at gates
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Southwest suffers technology outage; flights held at gates

Some Southwest Airlines flights are being held up while the airline tries to fix a technology outage.

Facebook films Muncie Animal Shelter's 'Pokemon Go' walks
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Facebook films Muncie Animal Shelter's 'Pokemon Go' walks

The director of an Indiana animal shelter says Facebook has hired a production company to shoot video about its effort to encourage "Pokemon Go" players to walk...

New training videos leverage ESnet's expertise to improve network performance around the world
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New training videos leverage ESnet's expertise to improve network performance around the world

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create...

Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest
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Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest

Ever been lost in an airport terminal or nearly miss a flight because you were late? An airport app concept created by University of North Texas students may provide...

How Pokemon Go is helping road safety researchers
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How Pokemon Go is helping road safety researchers

Pokemon Go is giving a glimpse of how gaming can keep drivers safer behind the wheel, according to QUT's Dr Ronald Schroeter.

Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires
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Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires

Utah authorities likely will be among the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and crash drones for flying too close to wildfires after lawmakers approved...

Can Mankind Survive Scientific Illiteracy?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Can Mankind Survive Scientific Illiteracy?

Science is not taught as science at all. Students are taught how to do science, but not what science actually is. They suffer from scientific illiteracy. The post...

Does music sound better on vinyl records than on CDs?
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Does music sound better on vinyl records than on CDs?

Vinyl is back, no doubt about it. Sales of vinyl records have been soaring, although they still represent only a tiny fraction of the music industry's revenues:...

Israel ultra-Orthodox women go hi-tech
From Phys.org Technology News

Israel ultra-Orthodox women go hi-tech

Bright and airy, the workspace at Comax is much like other Israeli hi-tech firms, except that a rabbi has carefully vetted its design to allow ultra-Orthodox Jewish...

Electronic voting may be risky, but what about vote counting?
From Phys.org Technology News

Electronic voting may be risky, but what about vote counting?

Several advantages of online voting were identified in a recent post by Conversation columnist and software researcher David Glance who backed the introduction...

How video can help police – and the public
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How video can help police – and the public

With three billion camera-equipped cellphones in circulation, we are awash in visual information. Cameras are lighter, smaller and cheaper than ever and they're...

Ethicist cites five considerations for a transforming society
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Ethicist cites five considerations for a transforming society

New technology often raises new ethical questions—and those questions only multiply as technology advances.

Too dangerous to talk? Some cities explore 911 texting
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Too dangerous to talk? Some cities explore 911 texting

With gunshots ringing out just feet away, Eddie Justice hid in a bathroom in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and frantically texted his mother for help...

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software
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Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information...

Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars
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Tesla driver killed while using Autopilot loved fast cars

Joshua Brown, the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, had an adventurous streak with a "need for speed" but also was a brilliant...

Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'
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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'

The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle's "Autopilot" automated driving...

Aussie innovation changing how we experience the Tour de France and Rio Olympics
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Aussie innovation changing how we experience the Tour de France and Rio Olympics

Sports fans are about to get a whole new way of experiencing the upcoming Tour de France and select endurance sports at the Rio 2016 Olympics thanks to a start-up...
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