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LED Inventor Feels Work Bypassed by Nobel

October 8, 2014 10:58 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press | Comments

For years many of Nick Holonyak Jr.'s colleagues have said he deserved the Nobel Prize for his invention of the first light-emitting diode, the tiny red light that made fiber-optics networks, DVDs and a range of other technologies possible. Holonyak has always resisted the suggestion that he and his 1962 invention had been snubbed...

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

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Telstra signs NNI agreement with Tata Communications

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Telstra | Comments

Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications. The Network-to-Network Interconnection will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence, extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities...

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Boeing, Airbus at Odds over Black Boxes That Eject

October 8, 2014 10:14 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find. Airbus is nearly ready to equip airliners with data and cockpit voice recorders that eject so that they can float to the ocean's surface...

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A Closer Look: What Map Apps Can Do for You

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work. But did you know that you can use them for public transit, too? You can even access some maps offline, when you have a spotty connection or are in the subway. Here's a look at what leading free map apps can do for you...

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Supercomputers Build Eyes for Power Lines

October 7, 2014 4:12 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

When the power goes out, electricity providers are often left in the dark along with their customers. That status quo is what’s keeping Naresh Acharya up at night. He is now planning to use some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to ...

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Plasmonics That Could Advance Optical Tech, Increase Data-Storage, & Improve Solar Cell Performance

October 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by Cynthia Sequin & Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

A Purdue-based startup is developing high-temperature "plasmonic metamaterials" that could dramatically increase data-storage capabilities, improve solar-cell and waste-heat recovery performance and provide a new avenue for ...   

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Unconventional Photoconduction in an Atomically Thin Semiconductor

October 7, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

It’s a well-known phenomenon in electronics: Shining light on a semiconductor, such as the silicon used in computer chips and solar cells, will make it more conductive. But now researchers have discovered that in a special semiconductor, light can have the opposite effect, making the material less conductive instead...

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Robotic Solutions Inspired by Plants

October 7, 2014 3:58 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | Comments

EU-funded researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed 'trunk', 'leaves' that sense the environment and 'roots' that grow and change direction. Humans naturally understand ...  

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Printing in the Hobby Room: Paper-Thin, Touch-Sensitive Displays

October 7, 2014 1:44 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

Until now, if you want to print a greeting card for a loved one, you can use colorful graphics, fancy typefaces or special paper to enhance it. But what if you could integrate paper-thin displays into the cards, which could be printed at home and which would be able to depict self-created symbols or even react to touch?...

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A Quick Look at Electron-Boson Coupling

October 7, 2014 10:59 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Imagine being able to tune the properties of a solid material just by flashing pulses of light on it, for example turning an insulator into a superconductor. That is just one potential payoff down-the-road from the physical phenomenon of electrons and atoms interacting with ultrashort pulses of light...

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Pressing the Accelerator on Quantum Robotics

October 7, 2014 10:49 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | Comments

Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who have confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them...

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New NASA Technology Brings Critical Data to Pilots Over Remote Alaskan Territories

October 7, 2014 10:42 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilots make better flight decisions, especially when disconnected from the Internet...

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Funky Robots Display Japan's Latest Technologies

October 7, 2014 10:29 am | by Haruka Nuga, Associated Press | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to showcase their technology and stand out at the event that started Tuesday...

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LED Lights Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

October 7, 2014 10:06 am | by Karl Ritter & Malin Rising, Associated Press | Comments

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide...

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