Flight risk; Avian navigation
November 15, 2014
Pigeons appear to use gravity to set a course back to their lofts HOW birds navigate has long intrigued people. From the Arctic tern's pole-to-pole marathons to the humble homing pigeon's return to its loft, birds manage instinctively tasks for which human beings would need serious technological assistance. Over the years, the roles of the sun and the stars, the Earth's magnetic field (possibly using a weird phenomenon called quantum entanglement, in which two particles in separate places behave, in some ways, as if they were one) and even the distant sound of the ocean have been proposed as explanations for the birds' navigational ability. But all of these are useless unless a bird knows where it is starting from. And, in the case of homing pigeons at least, the whole point is that they do not—for they are brought to the starting place for a competition without being able to see how they got there.

Review: Surface Pro 3 - notebook replacement?
November 14, 2014
In summary:Pros: Great screen, well built, multi-angle kickstand, light and thinCons: Keyboard not included, one USB-port, no GPS, some heat issuesDimensions: 292.1 x 201.4 x 9.1mmWeight: 800g, with Type Cover 1.1KgStorage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GBScreen: 12-inch (2 160 x 1 440, 216 pixels per inch)Camera: 5MP front and backConnectivity: USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11n + ac)Processor: Intel Core i3 (1.50 GHz), i5 (1.90 GHz) or i17 (1.70 GHz)Rating: 7/10Price: Starting at R13 000 (unofficial)Availability: Now (via unofficial online web shops)Product page:

NEC Introduces Product Bundles
November 14, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced several product bundles with SpectraViewII calibration software to help pro-sumers, entry-level photographers and desktop power users manage color accuracy.

comet probe gets down to work ... while it still can
November 14, 2014
By Frank Jordans The Associated Press BERLIN A shadow is cast - quite literally - across Europe's historic mission to land on and explore a comet: Scientists say the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that's blocking sunlight from its solar panels. The good news is that the lander Philae is stable and in good health: Its scientific instruments have begun gathering reams of data to send back to Earth, including the first pictures taken from the surface of a comet.

MarketandMarkets: Non-Glass Capacitive Sensors Market to Hit $35.1 Million by 2020
November 13, 2014
MarketsandMarkets said its new market research report, "Non Glass Capacitive Sensors Market by Type (Plastic/Polymer -PMMA, PC, PET PETG and Others, ITO Film, Non-ITO Film and Sapphire), Application (Consumer and Commercial) and Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2014 - 2020", indicates the total value of Non-Glass capacitive Sensors Market is projected to cross $35.1 Million by 2020, growing at a very high CAGR from 2014 to 2020.

ReportsnReports.com: Indoor Location Market Expanding at 36.5% CAGR to 2019
November 13, 2014
ReportsnReports.com added Indoor Location Market by Solution (Tag-based, RF-based, Sensor-based), by Application (Indoor Maps & Navigation, Indoor Location-based Analytics, Tracking & Tracing, Monitoring & Emergency Management), by Service, by Vertical, & by Region - Global Forecast Up to 2019 research report to its store. In its release, the company said that the global indoor location market is forecast to grow at 36.5 percent CAGR during 2014 to 2019 wherein North America is expected to be the biggest market in terms of revenue contribution, while the Asia Pacific region is expected to experience increased market traction. In recent years, there has been a substantial demand for indoor positioning and navigation equipment in the marketplace across verticals. The demand is surging in those industries that were early indoor location adopters. With potential opportunities in emerging verticals, there is a good investment that is being done in the indoor location research, development, and innovation by the majority of the market players.

Anti-water meter protests for city
November 13, 2014
CIVIC Society organisations (CSOs) in Bulawayo will tomorrow lead residents in a protest against prepaid water meters, which the local authority is on the verge of installing. BATANAI MUTASA OWN CORRESPONDENT

EPA awards $300,000 small business grant for Berkeley, Calif. entrepreneur's portable test for toxic algae blooms (CA)
November 12, 2014
Release Date: 11/12/2014 Contact Information: Suzanne Skadowski, 415-972-3165, skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to HJ Science and Technology, Inc. in Berkeley, Calif. to build a portable instrument to analyze cyanotoxins in surface waters to help protect people from potentially harmful toxic algal blooms in lakes and rivers.

November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT ONBOARD IMAGERY Time afloat is precious, but it inevitably slips astern. Thankfully, high-definition video can help make your next boating fix feel close at hand, say, on a Wednesday morning. JVC's line of Everio marine-specific camcorders ($399 to $499) lets boaters shoot high-quality video in almost any weather. Everio camcorders feature a Konica Minolta HD lens, a 40x optical zoom (plus a 6Ox Dynamic Zoom), a 2.5 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a battery that delivers 4.5 hours on a single charge and compatibility with third-party video-editing software such as Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. Everio camcorders boast waterproof protection to IPX8 standards too.

Northrop Grumman Protests Air Defense Radar Loss
October 22, 2014


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