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Photos of the Day: Live from South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 16, 2015 12:02 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas this week. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow her on Twitter for real-time updates and sneak peeks of the show ... 

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Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence & Mind Clones

March 16, 2015 9:15 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

My first time at South by Southwest (SXSW) and I am happy to report, I survived. I didn’t spend much time in the exhibitor area, but I did sit in on some interesting discussions that highlighted data privacy, artificial intelligence, and mind clones. Check them out ... 

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Seventh Annual SXSW Accelerator Startup Competition Announces 2015 Winners

March 16, 2015 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The world’s most innovative technology solutions were in the spotlight March 14-15 at the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition, presented by Oracle, which wrapped up tonight with an awards ceremony that recognized this year’s winners. Six leading startups ...

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Researchers Synthesize New Thin-Film Material for Use in Fuel Cells

March 13, 2015 4:08 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from Cornell University have synthesized a new thin-film catalyst for use in fuel cells. In a paper published March 10 in the journal APL Materials, from AIP Publishing, the team reports the first-ever epitaxial thin-film growth of Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore, which could ... 

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New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought ... 

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One Million Kids Learn to Code

March 13, 2015 12:57 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

The UK is currently facing a skills shortage with a projected need for 1.4 million digital professionals over the next five years. Because of this, a new BBC initiative has been launched. BBC's Make it Digital initiative is providing all year 7 students across the UK with a ... 

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Mars Rover Moving Robotic Arm Again After Electrical Short

March 13, 2015 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars. The space agency said Thursday that Curiosity transferred a powder sample from a recent rock drilling to an onboard laboratory to ... 

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Photos of the Day: Italy’s First Built F-35A Unveiled

March 13, 2015 10:46 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace ... 

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Wireless, Magnetic Brain Stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:30 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, without ... 

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High Power, High Safety Oxide-Based Negative Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Battery

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

Mixed Ti-Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li-ion battery with high safety because the potential (= 1.6 V vs. Li/Li+) for Li storage of TNO should avoid possible Li plating or formation of Li dendrites and the short circuit ... 

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NASA Spacecraft in Earth’s Orbit, Preparing to Study Magnetic Reconnection

March 13, 2015 2:16 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. This process is thought to be the catalyst for some...

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Durable Environmental Boots’ Shield Connectors

March 12, 2015 5:17 pm | by Anderson Power Products | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Product (APP) now offers Environmental Boots to protect their dual pole SB® 50, SB® 120 and SB® 175 connectors from water, dirt, chemicals and UV. The IP64 rated, durable soft sided Environmental Boots’ shield the SB® connectors from water and dirt in both the mated and unmated condition. SB® connectors, with their mechanical ... 

Ford Debuts App-Powered E-Bikes

March 12, 2015 2:06 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Ford debuted its smart e-bike prototypes at the 2015 Mobile World Congress last week as a part of its "Smart Mobility Plan." The MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro connect to your smartphone and give toy navigation feedback via the handlebar grips. The grips vibrate ...

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Creating Cheaper Night Vision

March 12, 2015 2:04 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Semiconductor technology from the University of Texas at Dallas could pave the way for cheaper night vision, making it affordable for everyday use. Current technologies rely on image intensifiers which magnify natural light sources like the moon and the stars ... 

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Chameleon-like Artificial 'Skin' Shifts Color on Demand

March 12, 2015 10:42 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. This new ... 

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