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Photo of the Day: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 11, 2014 10:56 am | by Roaming Technologies | News | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?...        

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DC – 50 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers Wideband Performance

August 11, 2014 10:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC has announced the addition of the CMD206, a new DC-50 GHz distributed low noise amplifier in die form, to their diverse and growing product line. The amplifier requires an all-positive bias of only 4 V @ 32 mA (drain), 3 V (gate)...

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Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement of Tech Wage Case

August 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block ...

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U.S. Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

August 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally ...

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DARPA's Brain-Inspired Chip

August 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, fighting counterfeit drugs with hidden images; an algorithm that reconstructs audio signals; a complex computer chip whose architecture was inspired by the human brain; and transforming robots that are made out of paper...                        

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'Seeing' through Virtual Touch Is Believing

August 11, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America. A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding pedestrians navigate the blurred edges of everyday life...

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Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 10:18 am | by University College London | News | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit...

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Spectacular 3-D Sketching System Revolutionizes Design Interaction and Collaboration

August 11, 2014 10:12 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. "Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching..."

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The Grass Really Is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots

August 11, 2014 10:07 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film that efficiently makes liquid crystal display screens more richly colored...

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On the Frontiers of Cyborg Science

August 11, 2014 10:02 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics...

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Mostly Positive Reviews for NFL's New Tablets

August 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | News | Comments

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs...

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New Snap-On Load Detector for Low Current Sensing Applications

August 10, 2014 10:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies now offers the LD-50, a magnetic, snap-on load detector for mounting on pre-wired systems that does not disrupt existing connections...

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Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables for Microelectronic Applications

August 10, 2014 10:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables from Cicoil have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure...

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Fusion Power in Our Future: Students Attend Science Research Camp

August 8, 2014 2:55 pm | by Ed Barmakian, The Altrernative Press | News | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research associate at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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Google Using Its Clout to Widen Use of Encryption

August 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results...

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