The Obama administration is launching a $400 million initiative to drive research into advanced wireless technologies that officials say will bring 100 times the speed of current 4G LTE networks, a move that comes a day after federal regulators voted to open more U.S. airwaves to 5G wireless networks and applications.
Facebook on Thursday blamed lackluster technology education at the high school level for the difficulties it faces in diversifying its workforce.
The rover's main job will be to "seek the signs of life" and try to answer the question of whether or not we're alone, Kenneth Farley, a project scientist on the Mars 2020 team, said. Mars today is very different than it was over 3.5 billion years ago, a time when the planet was warmer and wetter and thus more conducive for life, so the new project will focus on studying that era.
Using the input the committee received from these roundtable discussions, the committee released the successor to the COMPETES efforts -- the bipartisan American Innovation and Competitiveness Act -- which was approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee this week.
While every state is directly affected by the software industry, here are the top 10 states where software's having the greatest impact based on direct contribution to GDP, direct number of software jobs created and total number of software, software-related and software-adjacent jobs created.
As the legislative season winds down, several wins for afterschool STEM education have emerged. Most recently, on July 13-14 the House Appropriations Committee marked up the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) funding bill.
The FCC voted unanimously on a final rule to allow mobile broadband to use high frequency airwaves that were previously deemed untenable for wireless. Engineers and wireless companies have since identified these high spectrum bands as a good resource to beef up their networks. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called it “one of, if not the most important, decisions” the agency will make in 2016.
Fifty-one-year-old Su Bin, owner of Chinese aviation firm Lode-Tech, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his part in a conspiracy to sell military technical data stolen from U.S. defense firms to state-owned companies in China, according to the Justice Department. Su, a citizen of the People's Republic of China, was sentenced July 13 in a federal court in California.
"Pokemon Go" is a free game app that you can download for your iOS or Android smartphone. The game asks players to wander their real-world neighborhoods on the hunt for the animated monsters made famous years ago by cartoons, video games and trading cards. Players build their collections, make their Pokemon more powerful and do battle with those held by other players.
Two Maricopa Community Colleges will be part of a three-year, $2.3 million research grant from the National Science Foundation to study how algebra is being taught at community colleges. "We will be looking at the relationship between math instructors, students and the math itself," said Glendale Community College math faculty Laura Watkins, the grant's principal investigator.