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Meaghan's Minute: Digital Oscilloscope-In-A-Probe

August 28, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Saelig Company has announced a new, USB pen scope that packs the features of a high performance bench top oscilloscope in a small, lightweight and ergonomic probe that fits perfectly in the hand...                        

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Google Building Fleet of Package-Delivering Drones

August 28, 2014 11:52 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...

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How Wireless Technology Can Dramatically Improve Ship Safety

August 28, 2014 11:47 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties in evacuating over 4,000 people with the eventual loss of 32 lives – underlined the urgent need to accurately trace passengers during ...  

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Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 11:43 pm | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | News | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ... 

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Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...

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Smart Bracelets Revolutionize Hotel Industry

August 28, 2014 11:31 pm | by Basque Research | News | Comments

The Tecnalia Applied Research Centre has revolutionized the hotel sector with smart bracelets - the Smart VIB (Very Important Bracelet) that enables clients access hotel rooms without the need for a card, make payments using the PayPal system...

A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 11:21 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of ... 

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 11:18 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ... 

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Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the 20-foot-dianieter test section....

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GaN PAs for Microwave Line of Sight Link Applications

August 28, 2014 4:17 pm | by Stuart Glynn, Tony Richards, & Liam Devlin, Plextek RF Integration | Articles | Comments

Most power amplifiers currently used in point-to-point microwave link applications are based on GaAs PHEMT technology, but GaN is now also a contender for this application. GaN technology has a well-proven capability for PAs, especially those requiring very high levels of saturated output power...

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New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession

August 28, 2014 4:13 pm | by Baylor University | News | Comments

For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They’re failing. Studies show that women are significantly underrepresented in the IT field, and the number of women who’ve graduated with degrees in computer and information science...

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Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with strikingly counterintuitive features. For the first time, an image has been obtained without ever detecting the light that was used to illuminate the imaged object, while the light revealing the image never touches the imaged object...

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Inter-Dependent Networks Stress Test

August 28, 2014 3:44 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

A new study relies on a complex systems modeling approach to analyze inter-dependent networks and improve their reliability in the event of failure Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ancillary sub-systems structured like a network—including water for cooling...

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Obama Highlights New Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies

August 28, 2014 1:45 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral nerve signals can actually exacerbate a condition, causing pain, inflammation or immune dysfunction...

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Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results

August 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Students’ designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance. In the 21st century, design contests have emerged as a way to make rapid progress on tough computational problems. The million-dollar Netflix Prize, which sought to improve Netflix’s movie recommendation algorithm...

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The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 28, 2014 1:34 pm | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

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