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US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving
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US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving

An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative...

Court dismisses Snowden request for safe travel to Norway
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Court dismisses Snowden request for safe travel to Norway

A Norwegian court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United...

US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights
From Phys.org Technology News

US Navy keeps electromagnetic cannon in its sights

The US Navy is quietly pushing ahead with a radical new cannon that one day could transform how wars are fought, even though some Pentagon officials have voiced...

Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations
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Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations

Law enforcement agencies have touted drones as a powerful new tool for searches and investigations, but police in Utah report they've stopped using the devices...

New service for reporting aviation safety occurrences
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New service for reporting aviation safety occurrences

A new online service allows organisations and individuals to report aviation safety occurrences to aviation authorities. Developed by the JRC at the request of...

Touchscreens for dogs, wearables for chickens—welcome to the world of animal technology
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Touchscreens for dogs, wearables for chickens—welcome to the world of animal technology

Imagine leaving your dog at home while it turns on the smart TV and chooses a programme to watch. Meanwhile you visit a zoo where you play interactive touchscreen...

Rediscovering Virtual Reality
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Rediscovering Virtual Reality


Global Tech Policy Update – June 2016
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Global Tech Policy Update – June 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Internet of Things – The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments on the Internet of Things to the National Telecommunications...

Why you should get ready to say goodbye to the humble lightbulb
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Why you should get ready to say goodbye to the humble lightbulb

Lightbulbs are disappearing. The traditional incandescent bulbs that revolutionised daily life in the 20th century have largely already gone and the energy efficient...

Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school
From Phys.org Technology News

Math. Science. Recess. Minecraft? Twitch club brings gaming to school

Seventh-grader Brayden Foxhoven hurries to finish his chicken fingers. He has bases to capture. Gems to collect. Viewers to entertain.

Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices
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Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices

After hearing good things about the latest in crash-prevention technologies, you decided to add automatic emergency braking to your new car.

Dissertation finds more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes
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Dissertation finds more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes

A final-year student at the University of Dundee has used his dissertation to find more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes.

U.S. Tech Policy Update – June 2016
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

U.S. Tech Policy Update – June 2016

CONGRESS Tuesday, June 7, 2016 House Floor: H.R. 4904, MEGABYTE (Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies) Act of 2016 U.S. House...

Why is the black box not stored in the cloud?
From Phys.org Technology News

Why is the black box not stored in the cloud?

Professor David Stupples, City's Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, says the time has come for the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit data recorder...

Union: No room for old technology in new airport towers
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Union: No room for old technology in new airport towers

Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas will first need extensive remodeling to make room for technology...

A lesson in backups
From Phys.org Technology News

A lesson in backups

Michael Friedman learned the hard way how important it is to back up computers.

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Comments on the Internet of Things
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Comments on the Internet of Things

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on the potential benefits and challenges...

Celebrate European Maker Week 30 May – 5 June 2016
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Celebrate European Maker Week 30 May – 5 June 2016

This week is the inaugural European Maker Week with celebrations and events across Europe. The week is an initiative promoted by the European Commission to engage...

Is photoshopping science universally wrong?
From Phys.org Technology News

Is photoshopping science universally wrong?

"Photoshop should be banned from every scientific research institution".

Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping
From Phys.org Technology News

Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort...
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