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August 31, 2013
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The Reagan administration first pursued a space-based missile defense system in 1983, although the project was eventually scaled back.

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RAW VIDEO: The World's Largest Lego Model Lands in New York

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EFE (May 24, 2013) The world's largest Lego construction, a scale model of the spacecraft X-wing from Star Wars, has landed in New York's Times Square. and has become the figure of Lego pieces world's largest. 32 people, 17,000 hours of work and more than 5 million blocks give shape to the 20-ton ship with which Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star.
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Robots Fighting Superbugs

Robots Fighting Superbugs

AP (Apr. 29, 2013) In this era of threatening superbugs, products for fighting hospital infections seem to be multiplying as fast as the germs themselves. Hospitals can now fight superbugs with devices that resemble Star Wars robots.
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Interactive Head Tracker for Soldiers Unveiled

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Reuters (June 25, 2013) A prototype system allowing fighter pilots and soldiers on the battlefield real-time situational awareness was unveiled at last week's Paris Air Show by US defense manufacturers Raytheon. Called the Joint Tactical Air Controller system - or JTAC - the technology is designed to help prevent friendly-fire incidents where pilots inadvertently attack their allies.
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Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World (Mar. 20, 2013) Swissnex San Francisco The advance of health devices is giving the world greater capability to track physiological data and create new systems of personalized health. According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30 million, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5 million devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How can people analyze and make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high-level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights, will explore the future of the data-driven health era.
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