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cellphoneFCC Authorizes Carriers to Block Robocalls by Default But Now You Still Need to Request It

The FCC voted to authorize carriers to block robocalls by default. However, currently you still have to call your cellphone carrier to activate scam blocking. T-Mobile charges $4 per month to get telemarketer and survey calls sent to voicemail. They …

asiaDARPA Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM)

For the DREaM program, the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at DARPA seeks innovative proposals aimed at creating the next generation of electronic devices. Specifically, DARPA is interested in new material options and transistor architectures to enable breakthrough dynamic range in …

cameraSpectrolab making 30.7% efficient solar cells for space applications

Boeing subsidiary Spectrolab Inc of Sylmar, CA, USA, which manufactures multi-junction solar cells and panels for concentrated photovoltaic and spacecraft power systems, says that it has begun manufacturing a higher-efficiency space solar cell, providing opportunities for the aerospace industry to …

cellphoneNew calculations suggest there could be not one but three more new planets in the solar system

A new astronomical study lead researchers to suggest the most stable scenario is one in which there is not just one new planet in the solar system, but rather several more beyond Pluto. Orbital observations and calculations by Caltech astronomers …

africaChina’s first domestic aircraft carrier the Type 001A reported to be launched Dec 26, 2015

China is ready to launch its first domestically built aircraft carrier, known as the Type 001A, on Dec. 26 to mark the 122th birthday of Mao Zedong, according to Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao. President Xi Jinping reportedly visited the …

cellphoneORNL can make bigger graphene composite fabrication instead of graphene flakes as a step towards commercialization

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a method demonstrated by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Graphene, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, has enormous …

cellphoneIran could enrich 25 nuclear bombs each year according to the nuclear framework

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. Israel has mounted what it terms an “uphill battle” against an agreement …

cellphoneCarnival of Space 399

1. Chandra Xray Space Telescope – In Hollywood blockbusters, explosions are often among the stars of the show. In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand their births, lives, and deaths and …

broadbandRoll to roll manufactured decorative perovskite solar panels will be 5 times better and 10 times cheaper

VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the range of applications of the panels on the surfaces of interior …

cellphoneCarnival of Space 380 – NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

The Carnival of Space 380 is up at Links Through Space Universe Today – NASA’s ongoing hunt for exoplanets has entered a new phase as NASA officially confirmed that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moving into the development …