Texan fills need tracking oil gear

Energy logistics company’s forte

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 2:14 a.m.

Keeping track of billions of dollars of equipment that's constantly on the move is one of the oil and gas industry's toughest challenges.

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Harvard robots self-organize like hives

Strength in numbers. These bots are self-organizing, moving in coordination like a swarm of bees or a murmuration of starlings. Illustrates BOTS (category a), by Rachel Feltman (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Michael Rubenstein/Harvard University.)

A huge group of self-organizing robots has emerged from Harvard. But don't worry, they're pretty tiny and quit... Read »

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Amazon introduces mobile-payment service

This product image provided by Amazon shows Amazon Local Register, the company's new credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Amazon)

NEW YORK -- Amazon.com is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems with the introduction of the Amazon Loca... Read »