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  • Falkirk 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
    By on November 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Scottish Championship leaders Hearts stretch their advantage over Rangers to six points with victory against Falkirk.

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  • Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles
    By on November 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hallie Siegel writes In order for a robot to be useful in our world, it must be able to traverse unpredictable obstacles, including stairs. But currently available robot chassis tend to be either too small or extremely expensive, and most platform kits cannot leave a controlled environment – a huge problem for makers who want to get outside the lab or workshop. This has been an extremely hard problem for roboticists to solve, but the Ground (more…)

  • NASA Tests Aircraft With Shape Shifting Wings
    By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Zothecula writes In January, we first heard about FlexFoil; a variable geometry airfoil system that seamlessly integrates into the trailing edge of the wing. During the year the system has made the leap from the test bench to the sky, with NASA conducting tests of the FlexFoil on a modified Gulfstream III business jet.

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  • Murray set for crunch Raonic clash
    By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Andy Murray takes on Milos Raonic on Tuesday evening knowing his ATP World Tour Finals hopes are on the line.

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  • Net Neutrality Alone Won’t Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here’s Why
    By on November 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    MojoKid writes Net neutrality is an attractive concept, particularly if you’ve followed the ways the cable and telco companies have gouged customers in recent years, but only to a limited extent. There are two problems with net neutrality as its commonly proposed. First, there’s the fact that not all traffic prioritization is bad all of the time. Video streams and gaming are two examples of activities that require low-latency packet delivery to function (more…)

  • Davies hopes to be back to face Fiji
    By on November 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jonathan Davies hopes to be fit for Wales’ Test against Fiji after injury ruled him out of Saturday’s Australia match.

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  • China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission
    By on October 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    China’s Chang’e 5-T1 mission to the moon has not only taken some beautiful pictures of the Earth from the craft’s perspective (hat tip to reader Taco Cowboy) but as of Friday evening (continental U.S. time) returned a capsule to Earth. (The capsule landed in Inner Mongolia.) From the linked article: Prior to re-entering the Earths atmosphere, the unnamed probe was travelling at 11.2 kilometres per second (25,000 miles per hour), a speed that can generate (more…)

  • State to challenge Pistorius verdict
    By on October 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    South Africa prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.

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  • Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal
    By on October 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    SmartAboutThings writes If somehow you missed the reports of Lenovo buying Motorola – which was also bought by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2011 – then you should know that the deal is now complete. Lenovo has announced today that Motorola is now a Lenovo company — which makes Lenovo not only the number one PC maker in the world but also the third-largest smartphone maker.

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  • Cosmos sign Real Madrid legend Raul
    By on October 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Former Real Madrid, Schalke and Spain striker Raul signs a deal to play for US side New York Cosmos.

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