Archive: 11/1/2013

In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside flights by American carriers. Passengers are still barred from making calls ...

Nov 01, 2013
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UN resolution aims to protect right to privacy

Brazil and Germany, whose leaders have allegedly been targeted by U.S. eavesdropping, are asking the U.N. General Assembly to adopt a resolution calling on all countries to protect the right to privacy guaranteed under international ...

Nov 01, 2013
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'Hackathon' aimed at helping migrants, research

Journalists, activists and technology enthusiasts in 20 U.S. and Latin American cities will brainstorm and code their way toward understanding migration patterns across the Western Hemisphere this weekend, the latest effort ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Designing an acoustic diode

Most people know about ultrasound through its role in prenatal imaging: those grainy, grey outlines of junior constructed from reflected sound waves. A new technology called an "acoustic diode," envisioned ...

Nov 01, 2013
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