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Heads up, World Cup Teams: The Robots Are Coming

July 10, 2014 9:35 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human World Cup champs within the next 35 years...

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Picking the Pattern for a Stealth Antenna

July 10, 2014 5:49 pm | by Francesca De Vita, Simone Di Marco, Fabio Costa, and Paolo Turchi, Altran Italy | Articles | Comments

One of the largest leaps in defense technology developed in recent years focuses on stealth airplanes and ships that avoid radar detection by combining several technologies that include the shape of the target’s surfaces to reflect energy away from the source...                        

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PIN Diode Limiter for Radar, Military, GPS, and Automotive

July 10, 2014 5:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled an integrated, single-stage, low-cost PIN diode limiter module to address the growing need for full receiver low-noise amplifier protection in microwave applications...

Integrated Wireless Controller Provides On-Board User Application Memory

July 10, 2014 3:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers Internet of Things and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller with on-board memory for end-user application programming and control functions...

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Standex-Meder Electronics SX41 Series Planar Transformers

July 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics has announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive, telecommunications, renewable energy, and aerospace industries...

Demo Day Event for NJ’s TechLaunch Teams

July 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechLaunch | Events

Come for product demos, company presentations, networking, and refreshments on July 14, 2014...

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Silicon Oxide Memories Catch Manufacturers' Eye

July 10, 2014 1:07 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods...

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'Melbourne Shuffle' Secures Data in the Cloud

July 10, 2014 1:03 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle. That may sound like a dance move (and it is), but it's also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University. The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns that may emerge as users access data on cloud servers...

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Speeding up Data Storage by a Thousand Times with 'Spin Current'

July 10, 2014 12:59 pm | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

A hard drive stores bits in the form of tiny magnetic domains. The directions of the magnetic north and south poles of these domains, which are referred to as the magnetization, determine whether they are a 0 or a 1. Data is stored by changing the direction of the magnetization of the associated bits...

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Study Advances Limits for Ultrafast Nano-Devices

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing...

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New System Would Give Individuals More Control over Shared Digital Data

July 10, 2014 12:47 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn't the only organization that collects information about people's online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone apps routinely ask to access your location information, your address book, or other apps, and of course, websites...

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Samsung Faces Fresh Child Labor Claim in China

July 10, 2014 10:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant. Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it is looking into the allegation by China Labor Watch that its supplier Shinyang Electronics in Dongguan hired

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Report: Chinese Hackers Hit US Personnel Networks

July 10, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times. Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access...

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US, China Talk Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

July 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Bradley Klapper & Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the two powers had a frank exchange on the issue...

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Photos of the Day: Autonomous Robots Compete at the RoboCup

July 10, 2014 9:58 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The international robot soccer tournament called RoboCup takes place in Brazil right after the World Cup. The ultimate goal of the yearly event is bold: To create a robot team that can defeat the human World Cup winners by 2050. It is about teaching the fully autonomous robots to make quick, smart decisions while working together in a changing environment...

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Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future

July 9, 2014 5:39 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving an artificial three-dimensional reality, may soon be rendered obsolete with the introduction of...

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