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Coalition's 'CableWifi' To Pop Up at 50,000 Hotspots

Five top cable-TV providers have banded together to offer Wi-Fi hotspots across the country in a bid to add more value to cable subscriptions amid challenges from a wide range of competitors. By visiting www.cablewifi.com, customers of Brighthouse Networks, Cox Communications, Optimum Online and Xfinity can now find hotspots across the country available with their customer log-in. The CableWiFi...

Tailoring Treatments for Alcoholics

Some addiction experts envision a near future in which patients will be able to choose a drug that best suits them, and couple it with therapy and other tools to achieve long-term recovery.

Proven friction stir welding technology brings together reliability and affordability for NASA's space launch system

NASA's next heavy-lift launch vehicle, the Space Launch System, is moving further in development faster thanks to proven advanced technologies like friction stir welding. Friction stir welding uses frictional heating combined with forging pressure to produce high-strength bonds virtually free of defects. The welding process transforms metals from a solid state into a "plastic-like" state, and uses...

Stunning view of Lyrids and Earth at night

On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night skies, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his camera on Earth. Video footage from that night is now revealing breathtaking images of Earth with meteors ablating -- or burning up -- in the...

Hubble spies edge-on beauty: Galaxy NGC 891

Visible in the constellation of Andromeda, NGC 891 is located approximately 30 million light-years away from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful wide field Advanced Camera for Surveys towards this spiral galaxy and took this close-up of its northern...

Cassini spots tiny moon, begins to tilt orbit

NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn's tiny moon Methone as part of a trajectory that will take it on a close flyby of another of Saturn's moons, Titan. The Titan flyby will put the spacecraft in an orbit around Saturn that is inclined, or tilted, relative to the plane of the planet's equator. The flyby of Methone took place on May 20 at a distance of about 1,200 miles...

StatCounter: Chrome and IE Tied in Browser Race

The latest Web metrics data from StatCounter shows Internet Explorer and Chrome in a virtual dead heat for the top position in the global browser market, with 32.42 percent and 32.29 percent market shares, respectively, during the first three weeks of May. Firefox held a 25.28 percent share followed by Safari with 7.14 percent and Opera with 1.5 percent. On the other hand, U.S.-based rival...