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I Was Kidnapped at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 10:02 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Okay, so I wasn’t really kidnapped, but I was picked up by a white van with tinted windows on the corner of a city that I’ve never been to before. The experience was organized by Vinli and Gemalto to promote the innovative Vinli aftermarket device that plugs into an OBD-II port ...

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Wafer Processing Adhesive (WPA) for Thin Wafer Processing

March 20, 2015 9:33 am | by AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) | Product Releases | Comments

Temporary wafer bonding for thin wafer processing is one of the key technologies for wafer level 3D system integration. AI Technology, Inc (AIT) is proud to be the first known provider of a film format high temperature temporary bonding adhesive for thin wafer processing of bonding device wafer to carrier wafer. Leveraging its expertise manufacturing film ... 

Best Innovators Named at South by Southwest

March 20, 2015 9:11 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

The internet connection-free messenger FireChat and the music service Cone were among the winners of the South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards 2015, presented on March 17...

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Creating New Senses for Humans

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by David Eagleman, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that ... 

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TGAC's Take on the First Portable DNA Sequencing 'Laboratory'

March 20, 2015 9:04 am | by Hayley London, The Genome Analysis Centre | News | Comments

One of the first research Institutes to be part of MAP, TGAC plans to use the miniaturized sequencing device to conduct live environmental surveillance; rather than gathering samples to take back to the laboratory, enabling the researchers to deliver real-time experimental genetic data for immediate analysis ...

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Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Roxanne Makasdjian and Phil Ebiner | Videos | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible ...

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‘Smart Bandage’ Detects Bedsores Before They are Visible to Doctors

March 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Sarah Yang, Media Relations, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes – and while recovery is still possible ...

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MiniRF Low-Cost Splitters Support Broadband CATV

March 19, 2015 4:19 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for MiniRF’s low cost, 2-way splitter, model MRFSP0014. Covering the CATV bandwidth of 5 to 1002MHz, the MRFSP0014 is designed for applications that require small, low cost and highly reliable surface mount components. Typical insertion loss is 0.5dB with isolation of 30dB. Amplitude balance measures ... 

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Wireless Minute: World's First Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock

March 19, 2015 9:58 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

The "Nok?" U-lock is the first Bluetooth-enabled bike lock. The remote-sensing device, syncs with your phone, so when you push a button on the crossbar it senses your presence and unlocks. If you forget or lose your phone, there's a way to open the lock by pressing a customized series of short and long touches, sort of like Morse code ...

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Google Exec Says Immigration Changes Would Help Economy

March 19, 2015 9:48 am | by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on ...

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Remote-Controlled Beetle

March 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technological University Singapore | Videos | Comments

Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns ...

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Cyborg Beetle Research Allows Free-Flight Study of Insects

March 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Sarah Yang, Media Relations | News | Comments

Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns ...

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NASA's Software Application to Increase Astroid Detection

March 19, 2015 9:25 am | by Sarah Ramsey, NASA | News | Comments

During a panel Sunday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, NASA representatives discussed how citizen scientists have made a difference in asteroid hunting. They also announced the release of a desktop software application developed by NASA in partnership with ...

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Cutting the Cord Could Save Money on Online TV Watching

March 19, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. All these offerings make it possible to drop your pay-TV service without giving up favorite shows ...

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Live from the EMC 2015 Symposium

March 18, 2015 3:29 pm | by Janine Mooney, Editor in Chief, @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

I'm writing live from the 2015 EMC Show in Santa Clara. First perk--the weather. Boy is it beautiful! On the show floor are some very nice looking booths, and even nicer people ...

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