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Thanks To the Private Space Industry, Things Are Looking Up For Space City USA

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:39am
gallifreyan99 writes When the shuttle program was ended, and manned space exploration was put on hold, the people of Titusville, Florida were left in big trouble. "Just 20 miles northwest of Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it used to have a proud nickname: Space City USA. The dizzying boom of the 1950s and '60s helped create myriad jobs by giving work to nearby aerospace companies. Unfortunately, the past 15 years have seen everything dry up By December 2010, Titusville had one of the America's highest unemployment rates, 13.8 percent." But even though there's been plenty of bad news recently, the city hopes that the private space industry can save it from destruction.

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Thanks To the Private Space Industry, Things Are Looking Up For Space City USA

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:39am
gallifreyan99 writes When the shuttle program was ended, and manned space exploration was put on hold, the people of Titusville, Florida were left in big trouble. "Just 20 miles northwest of Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it used to have a proud nickname: Space City USA. The dizzying boom of the 1950s and '60s helped create myriad jobs by giving work to nearby aerospace companies. Unfortunately, the past 15 years have seen everything dry up By December 2010, Titusville had one of the America's highest unemployment rates, 13.8 percent." But even though there's been plenty of bad news recently, the city hopes that the private space industry can save it from destruction.

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Google Quadruples A.M. Turing Award To $1M

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 3:03am
alphadogg writes The Association for Computing Machinery has announced that its annual A.M. Turing Award, sometimes called the Nobel Prize in Computing, will now come with a $1M award courtesy of Google. Previously, the award came with a $250K prize funded by Google and Intel. The award, which goes to "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community," is generally doled out in February or March. This past March, the winner was Microsoft Research principal Leslie Lambert. The ACM says the bigger prize should raise the award's visibility.

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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 1:00am
An anonymous reader writes Lyft and Uber have already undercut the price of a taxi in most markets, but with this new service, both are now taking aim at public transit systems. By attempting to offer a viable alternative to the bus and metro, Lyft and Uber are offering new options to consumers in a space where few existed before. As Timothy Lee writes at Vox, "Until recently, there weren't many services in this 'in between' category. If you were going to the airport, you could get a shared-ride van. And some urban areas had dollar vans. But these were limited services in niche markets." If you're traveling with multiple people over short distances, Lyft Line and UberPool can be quite affordable, but it's still not cheap enough.

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Researchers Use DNA To Record a Cell's Life History

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:14am
sciencehabit writes If cells could talk, they'd have quite a story to tell: Their life history would include what molecules they'd seen passing by, which signals they'd sent to neighbors, and how they'd grown and changed. Researchers haven't quite given cells a voice, but they have now furnished them with a memory of sorts—one that's designed to record bits of their life history over the span of several weeks. The new method uses strands of DNA to store the data in a way that scientists can then read. Eventually, it could turn cells into environmental sensors, enabling them to report on their exposure to particular chemicals, among other applications.

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SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

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SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








SatNOGS Wins the 2014 Hackaday Prize For Satellite Networked Open Ground Station

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 11:29pm
szczys writes SatNOGS has won the 2014 Hackaday Prize. The team of developers designed a satellite ground station which can be built with available tools, commodity parts, and modest skills. Data from each station can be shared via a networked protocol to benefit a much wider swath of humanity than one station could otherwise accomplish.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.