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MIT, Twitter Team Up on $10M Social Media Project

October 2, 2014 4:07 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them...             

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Cree Earns U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Readiness Level 8 Designation

October 2, 2014 1:47 pm | by Cree | Comments

Cree has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation...               

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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 1:29 pm | by Amanda Morris, McCormick School of Engineering | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments...             

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New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

October 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences...                  

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A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

October 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | Comments

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs...                                       

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture ‘Superhuman’ Navigation

October 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Debra Nowland, Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher...                  

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Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

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Germany's Rocket Internet Makes Bumpy Market Debut

October 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt...                   

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San Francisco Expands Free Public Wi-Fi Access

October 2, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google...                   

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Firm Says Phone Apps Spy on Hong Kong Protesters

October 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said...                               

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Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

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Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 5:24 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

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DARPA Tech Identifies Counterfeit Microelectronics

October 1, 2014 5:21 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Advanced software and equipment to aid in the fight against counterfeit microelectronics in U.S. weapons and cybersecurity systems has been transitioned to military partners under DARPA’s Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits ...

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'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 5:15 pm | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  

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Raytheon Awards Lansdale Four Stars for Excellence

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by Lansdale Semiconductor | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems business. The prestigious award was presented to R. Dale Lillard, Lansdale’s president...

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