Efficiently harnessing low frequency vibrations as infinite power source for miniature electronic devices

Science Daily - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:40pm
Researchers have conceptualized a novel strategy to efficiently harness low frequency vibrations as infinite power source for miniature electronic devices.
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California Drought: Is Climate Change To Blame? | Video

Space.com - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:36pm
Satellites snapped imagery of a surprisingly snow-less Sierra mountain range, painting a grim picture of the water prognosis for California. NASA scientists are investing the cause.
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Space History Photo: Mars Climate Orbiter

Space.com - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:34pm
The Mars Surveyor Climate Orbiter undergoes testing to simulate launch conditions.
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Here's How MacBooks and Nikes Look Before They're Complete

Wired News - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:30pm
A new exhibition at London's Design Museum offers a sneak peek into the hidden manufacturing processes of some common (and not so common) objects.
    





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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Bird That Does Unbelievable Impressions of Chainsaws, Car Alarms

Wired News - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 2:30pm
Behold the superb lyrebird, whose calls are surely the most impressive in the animal kingdom. It has the uncanny ability to perfectly mimic the sounds of the Australian forests it calls home, from camera shutters to other bird species to chainsaws, kinda like that guy from Police Academy with the funny voices, only it can't carry a gun.
    





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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Categories: Science

Not Just Healthcare.gov: NASA Has 'Significant Problems' With $2.5B IT Contract

Slashdot - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:52pm
schwit1 writes "According to the Inspector General, NASA and HP Enterprise Services have encountered significant problems implementing the $2.5 billion Agency Consolidated End-User Services (ACES) contract, which provides desktops, laptops, computer equipment and end-user services such as help desk and data backup. Those problems include 'a failed effort to replace most NASA employees' computers within the first six months and low customer satisfaction,' the report states (PDF). It adds that NASA lacked the technical and cultural readiness for an agencywide IT delivery model and did not offer clear contract requirements, while HP failed to deliver on multiple promises."

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Shadowing in Sensor Images: NASA study points to 'infrared-herring' in apparent Amazon green-up

Science Daily - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:39pm
A new NASA study shows that the appearance of canopy greening is not caused by a biophysical change in Amazon forests, but instead by a combination of shadowing within the canopy and the way that satellite sensors observe the Amazon during the dry season.
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Protein found to be associated with canine hereditary ataxia

Science Daily - Fri, 07/02/2014 - 1:39pm
Researchers have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers.
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