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Pass the Salt: Common Condiment Could Enable New High-Tech Industry

August 9, 2013 11:33 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Chemists at Oregon State University have identified a compound that could significantly reduce the cost and potentially enable the mass commercial production of silicon nanostructures – materials that have huge potential in everything from electronics to biomedicine and energy storage.

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Email Service Linked to Edward Snowden Shuts Down

August 9, 2013 11:33 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message that it would rather go out of business than "become complicit in crimes against the American people."

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Fast Detector for a Wide Wavelength Range

August 8, 2013 11:46 am | by Dr. Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

Free-electron lasers are extremely versatile research tools because their intense, super short light flashes permit a closer look at new materials and even biological molecules; thus, allowing effects to be observed that had not been known previously.

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Scientists Create Tiny Bendy Power Supply for Even Smaller Portable Electronics

August 8, 2013 11:44 am | by Victoria Steven, Royal Society of Chemistry | Comments

Scientists have created a powerful micro-supercapacitor, just nanometres thick, that could help electronics companies develop mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The tiny power supply measures less than half a centimetre across and is made from a flexible material, opening up the possibility for wearable electronics.

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Microsoft Billionaire Donates to Gorilla Research

August 8, 2013 11:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in Africa will be a major initiative.

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Group: Apps Not Effective Tool for Teaching Babies

August 8, 2013 11:35 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Smartphones don't make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, whose allegations against "Baby Einstein" videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's "Laugh & Learn" mobile apps and Open Solutions' games.

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Amnesty: Satellite Images Show Aleppo Devastation

August 8, 2013 11:31 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

Satellite images have laid bare the suffering inflicted on Syria's largest city, a London-based rights group said Wednesday, cataloguing hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses and more than 1,000 roadblocks. Amnesty International said it had worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to analyze pictures of Aleppo taken by aerospace imagery providers DigitalGlobe and Astrium.

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High-Performance Mobile Communication for New NI CompactRIO Module

August 7, 2013 4:06 pm | by S.E.A. Datentechnik | Comments

Datentechnik has launched a series of mobile communication modules that are designed specifically for the NI CompactRIO platform equipped with the new Zynq-based NI cRIO-9068 controller. The innovative SEA 9751 and SEA 9754 modules enable users developing monitoring and measurement systems...

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IEEE Launches New 'MentorCentre' Program for Photonics Society Members and Others

August 7, 2013 4:02 pm | by IEEE | Comments

IEEE recently debuted a new mentoring program that facilitates the matching of IEEE members and establishes a mentoring partnership among members of participating societies, such as the IEEE Photonics Society. The IEEE MentorCentre program enables participating individuals to connect globally with other IEEE engineering professionals...

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PEG Bandwidth Acquires Contact Network InLine

August 7, 2013 3:57 pm | by PEG Bandwidth, LLC | Comments

PEG Bandwidth, LLC, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the broadband operations of Contact Network, Inc. d/b/a InLine.  InLine currently provides broadband services in Mississippi and Alabama to small and medium-sized businesses, government entities, educational institutions and large carriers.

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Smarter Remote Weight Sensing with Bluetooth-enabled Technology

August 7, 2013 3:49 pm | by Transcell Technology | Comments

The Smarter Weigh Bluetooth Scale Kit from Transcell Technology allows a scale load cell to be positioned up to 300 feet (100m) away from its weight display, free of connecting cables.  In many weight-sensing applications, there is a need to locate the measurement load cells a distance away from the display or interface.

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Averna and National Instruments Team up to Offer a Cost-Effective Solution for Recording and Playback of RF Signals

August 7, 2013 3:30 pm | by Averna | Comments

Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, announced the availability of RF Studio for National Instruments Software Defined Radio Platform (USRPTM)...

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Gemalto and KORE Enable Global Connectivity and M2M Applications with Cloud-based Service Platform

August 7, 2013 3:24 pm | by Gemalto | Comments

Gemalto joined forces to offer global M2M application enablement services with the Cinterion solution. The cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform transforms real-time data from equipment and device sensors into actionable intelligence that improves operational efficiency and optimizes costs for better business outcomes.

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Agilent Technologies Enhances X-Series Signal Analyzers with Improved Phase-Noise Performance, Sweep Speed

August 7, 2013 2:40 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced greater core performance in two of its X-Series signal analyzers, the midrange MXA and general-purpose EXA. The respective improvements in phase noise allow engineers to more precisely characterize the frequency stability of oscillators and synthesizers.

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"Out-of-Band" Authentication Utilizing Mobile Devices

August 7, 2013 9:55 am | by StrikeForce Technologies | Comments

StrikeForce Technologies, a company that specializes in Cyber Security for the prevention of Data Breaches, has announced that it has been granted its second patent for "Multi-Channel Device Utilizing A Centralized Out-of-Band Authentication System" from the United States Patent Office.

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