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Choosing Jury in Apple-Samsung Case May Be Hard

April 1, 2014 9:21 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world's leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday...                           

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Engineering Live: The Internet of Things (On Demand)

March 31, 2014 10:27 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live (On Demand), we’ve assembled an expert panel with direct influence on the IoT to discuss the current state of the industry; where we’ll be in five years; and the key componentry that is making it all possible ...             

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Hotspot Episode 56: Remote-Controlled, Fire-Breathing Dragon

March 31, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a Smart Mat that is force sensitive and connects to the Internet of Things; Mark Zuckerberg announces Connectivity Lab; Ducati and Dainese collaborate on a motorcycle jacket equipped with airbags; and a remote-controlled, fire-breathing dragon...                           

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Photo of the Day: Perovskite Solar Cells

March 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Nalin Patel, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A relatively new type of solar cell based on a perovskite material - named for scientist Lev Perovski, who first discovered materials with this structure in the Ural Mountains in the 19th century - was recently pioneered by an Oxford research team led by Professor Henry Snaith...                          

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Revolutionary Solar Cells Double as Lasers

March 31, 2014 9:54 am | by Nalin Patel, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Commercial silicon-based solar cells - such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country - operate at about 20 percent efficiency for converting the Sun's rays into electrical energy. It's taken over 20 years to achieve that rate of efficiency...           

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Rainbow-Catching Waveguide could Revolutionize Energy Technologies

March 31, 2014 9:47 am | by Cory Nealon, University of Buffalo | News | Comments

More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy...                       

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Heat-Conducting Polymer Cools Hot Electronic Devices at 200°C

March 31, 2014 9:41 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer...          

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Mobile Tools Boost Tobacco Screening & Cessation Counseling

March 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Lisa Rapaport, Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S...                                  

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Microsoft Reverses, Vows Not To Snoop on Emails

March 31, 2014 9:27 am | News | Comments

A week after saying it was justified in snooping through a blogger's Hotmail account to track down a leaker of company software, Microsoft has changed course, saying it will refer such matters to law enforcement starting immediately...                  

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Another Apple-Samsung Skirmish Heads to Court

March 31, 2014 9:26 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features...                  

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Objects Seen in Jet Search are Fishing Equipment

March 31, 2014 9:23 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press ROB GRIFFITH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane was just fishing equipment and not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said Monday, in the latest disappointment in the three-week hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue indefinitely...                     

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Meaghan's Minute: FCC Takes Action on Wireless Spectrum

March 28, 2014 12:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies,The FCC is planning to move forward with a proposal to experiment with wireless spectrum -- the limited resource that increasing mobile internet use has made even more precious....              

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Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

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Photos of the Day: Bryan, The European Mars Rover

March 28, 2014 11:14 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Mars rover unveiled Thursday at a "Mars Yard" testing ground in Britain is designed to drill beneath the surface of the Red Planet searching for signs of life. It's been dubbed 'Bryan' by its creators — earlier versions were...                 

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2018 Mission: Mars Rover Prototype Unveiled in UK

March 28, 2014 11:13 am | by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

It looks like a giant sandbox — except the sand has a reddish tint and the "toys" on display are very expensive prototypes designed to withstand the rigors of landing on Mars...                                         

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