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Photos of the Day: Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at SXSW

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Look who made an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas today--Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell! WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the show. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow ... 

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A New Method For Making Perovskite Solar Cells

March 16, 2015 1:36 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath to create perovskite crystals, rather than the blast of heat ... 

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Researchers Increase Energy Density of Lithium Storage Materials

March 16, 2015 1:31 pm | by Karlsruher Institut Fur Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

The lithium ion battery currently is the most widespread battery technology. It is indispensable for devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or cameras. Current research activities are aimed at reaching higher lithium storage densities in order to increase the amount of ... 

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Wireless Minute: Cooking with Temperature

March 16, 2015 12:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen and Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, the Cinder sensor cooker is allowing consumers to cook their food at the exact temperature (for example, 130°F is ideal for a medium rare steak) and then hold it there — for five minutes, for an hour, for whenever they are ready to eat. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ... 

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HotSpot Episode 105: ESA's Proba-V Infrared Sensor

March 16, 2015 12:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, ESA’s Proba-V vegetation-scanning satellite that features a high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation, LTE best practices, the WonderCube, a small, all-in-one mobile solution for on-the-go generation, and the BeeRotor, a tethered flying robot that is able to adjust its speed and follow terrain with ... 

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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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