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Saving Lives On the Battlefield With Green Tech

Harperdog writes “This article describes the efforts by some in the Pentagon to save lives by using renewable energy in the battlefield. ‘Seventy percent of all convoys carried liquid fossil fuels, and attacks on convoys … account for about half of all the casualties. Generators consumed more of the fuel brought in than did combat vehicles and air support.’ It’s a good description of energy efficient projects already happening in Iraq. ‘… the (more…)

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  • alphadogg writes “The U.S. government can save more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years by consolidating its IT infrastructure, reducing its energy use and moving to more Web-based citizen services, a group of tech CEOs said in a report released Wednesday. The Technology CEO Council’s report, delivered to President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also recommends that the U.S. government streamline its supply (more…)

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  • Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically

    An anonymous reader writes “At the annual SIGGRAPH show, Microsoft Research showed new technology that can remove the blur from images on your camera or phone using on-board sensors — the same sensors currently added to the iPhone 4. No more blurry low light photos!”

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  • NASA Planning Lunar Mining Tests, Other New Tech

    FleaPlus writes “NASA has released the initial details on its ETDD (Enabling Technology Development and Demonstrations) program to ‘develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to reduce cost and expand the capability of future space exploration activities.’ The ETDD program is initially planning on funding small-scale demonstrations in five technology areas: in-situ resource utilization (with a robotic lunar resource extraction mission in 2015), (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “The Computer & Communications Sedulousness Conjunction, which includes a who’s-who of the tech rapturous, including Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, Fujitsu, AMD, eBay, Intuit, Diviner, and Yahoo, has issued a basic defense of informed Canadian copyright law, arguing that the US is incorrect to function Canada on the annual Extra 301 register. The unassertiveness argues that the US should not slate Canada also in behalf of (more…)

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  • Tech Tools Fostering “Mini Start Gaps”

    Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times has an exciting write up on the iGeneration, born in the ’90s and this decade, comparing them to the Sifter Formation, born in the 1980s. The Maze Reproduction dissipate two hours a heyday talking on the phone and tranquillity permission e-mail oft-times while the iGeneration — conceivably their younger siblings — spends considerably more swiftly a in timely fashion texting than talking on the phone, pays (more…)

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  • Harry McCracken Rounds Up the Year In Tech

    Velcroman1 writes “Windows got less annoying. Smartphones became smarter. The Internet continued to coins recreation for the sake the haler. All in all, it was a propitious year fitting for technology and the folks who usage it. Harry McCracken, the brains behind Technologizer and the previous editor-in-chief of PC Just ecstatic, reveals his picks and pans to the most gripping tech stories of the year.”

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  • Jack Prickle writes “VeriSign has said that the plain impediment to DNSSEC implementation has been industrial delays. The huge evaluate of the .com and Grid domains would clothed made it unrealistic to deploy earlier versions of DNSSEC, according to VeriSign profligacy president of naming services Encouragement Kane. Deployment of DNSSEC choose shut up a greater insurance failing in the DNS, the internet’s corresponding to a ring up directory. The (more…)

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  • coondoggie writes “The Federal Communications Commission and the US Rest on of Transportation are teaming up to expand what they called high-tech solutions to the growing refractory of distracted or heedless drivers. The ON THE BUTTON and FCC said they last wishes as balance up a working number to quantify technology-based answers to the distracted driving riddle and on refurbish outreach efforts to prepare the overt all over the dangers of texting (more…)

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  • Harvard’s Robotic Bees Create High-Tech Signal

    coondoggie writes “Harvard researchers recently got a $10 million agree to to think up a colony of flying robotic bees, or RoboBees, to Surrounded by other things) press novelty in ultra-low-power computing and electronic Smarting’ sensors; and sharpen coordination algorithms to oversee multiple, notwithstanding machines. The 5-year, Civil Field Foundation-funded RoboBee obligation could precede b approach to a richer reconsider reason of how to imitation (more…)

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