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IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

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What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 20, 2014 8:54 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the...                                 

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New High Resolution Light Array from Balluff

October 17, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

If there is a need to identify different objects during the manufacturing process, packing, or quality control, the new BLA high resolution light array from Balluff is the ideal solution...                                

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Morgan Advanced Materials Provides extended Electrostatic Chuck

October 17, 2014 11:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar, and LED applications. Applied as a final protective layer, the Diamonex technical hard-coats offer extended...         

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Murata Expands Front-End AC-DC Power Supply Products

October 17, 2014 11:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the addition of a 1,300 W model to their D1U3CS series of front-end AC-DC power supplies. The D1U3CS 1300 series can deliver 1,300 Watts from the wide 108 to 264 VAC universal input, is hot pluggable...              

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Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

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Photos of the Day: Smart Desk Connects to Wi-Fi

October 17, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...                      

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Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

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Dispelling a Misconception about Mg-Ion Batteries

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop...            

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The Social Web of Things

October 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our networked devices such as cars, domestic appliances and gadgets. The concept would also extend to the idea of those devices connecting...          

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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers present a new circuit design that could make simple superconducting devices much cheaper to manufacture. And while the circuits' speed probably wouldn't top that of today's chips, they could solve the problem of reading out the results of calculations performed with Josephson junctions...

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Argentina Launches Its First Home-built Satellite

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Debora Rey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million...

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Scientific Breakthrough Will Help Design the Antibiotics of the Future

October 17, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future...                         

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FBI Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

October 17, 2014 9:44 am | by Eric Tucker and Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive...

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 8:58 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet...

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