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More Efficient All-Organic Catalysts in Fuel Cells

October 5, 2012 8:22 am | Comments

Organic catalysts are a breakthrough in the quest for inexpensive and efficient materials for environmentally friendly production of energy in fuel cells. A new study by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden, published in ACS Nano , provides better knowledge about key processes in producing these catalysts.

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Two-Way Radio Users Warned of FCC Narrowbanding Mandate

October 5, 2012 8:12 am | Comments

Dallas, TX — BearCom, a nationwide provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions, today issued a warning to users of two-way radios about the wide-ranging consequences of failing to comply with the narrowbanding mandate from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  BearCom pointed to the latest statistics showing that more than one third of FCC licensees — 36.

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Building 3D Structures from a 2D Template

October 5, 2012 8:02 am | by The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Comments

In modern telecommunications, light carries digital information over kilometers within seconds. Adapted optical materials con-trol the light signals. In the AFM journal, researchers from Ber-lin, Louvain, and from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology present a method to produce photonic crystals.

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A Multi-Photon Approach in Quantum Cryptography

October 5, 2012 7:56 am | Comments

from the University of Oklahoma Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect this wealth, organizations use cryptography, or coded messages, to secure information from "technology robbers.

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Mars Curiosity About to Really Shake Things Up

October 5, 2012 7:34 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet's sand. But only after NASA's rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred. The rover's scoop will dig into the sand Saturday. But only after NASA's rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust is shaken, not stirred.

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Far, Far Beyond Wrist Radios

October 5, 2012 7:29 am | Comments

To believe that technologies once dreamed of in science fiction novels, television shows, and comic strips may one day be a reality, or that real-world technologies might make the fantastic devices of fiction obsolete, you'd need to be either an optimist…or a futurist in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) .

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Entertainment Weekly Print Edition Comes with a 'Smartphone-like Android Device'

October 4, 2012 12:24 pm | Comments

If there's one advantage a print magazine still has over an online publication, it's the ability to offer all manner of crazy freebies glued to its pages. Maybelline samples , CDROMs packing the latest version of WinZip , or -- in tomorrow's edition of Entertainment Weekly -- something that actually looks pretty enticing.

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Sierra Wireless Powers M2M Innovation with Next-Generation AirVantage M2M Cloud

October 4, 2012 10:39 am | Comments

Sierra Wireless  introduced the next-generation AirVantage™ M2M Cloud , a faster, more cost-effective way to build, deploy, and manage large M2M applications. The AirVantage M2M Cloud provides secure two-way communication between connected devices and the enterprise, enabling innovation in products, services, and revenue streams.

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The Startup Riding Google's Fiber-Optic Superhighway

October 4, 2012 7:18 am | Comments

When a big tech company like Google moves into the neighborhood, it’s often a death warrant for a small tech company. But not for RareWire , a Kansas City, Mo. developer of apps for mobile devices. When the search giant came to town a year ago, it was to build out the fiber-optic backbone for a massive Internet infrastructure–a.

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OU Researchers Implement a Multi-photon Approach in Quantum Cryptography

October 4, 2012 5:13 am | Comments

Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect this wealth, organizations use cryptography, or coded messages, to secure information from "technology robbers.

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How Two Guys Got Together To Build A New Hand

October 3, 2012 12:53 pm | Comments

When people put their minds to it, anything is possible. Even a new hand. Last year, a South African named Richard Van As lost four fingers in a woodworking accident. But that was just the start of his troubles. Surgery set him back $20,000--all the money he had--and that didn’t include actually replacing the fingers with prosthetics.

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Former Apple, Nasa Engineers Design $11,000 Coffee Machine

October 3, 2012 11:00 am | Comments

Get ready to rethink the way you brew coffee — and the cost of it. The Blossom One Limited machine makes a fresh, hot cup of coffee, but it’s not your average coffeemaker. A team of engineers who worked previously at Apple and at NASA designed the $11,000 coffeemaker that brews coffee at just the right temperature.

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The Future of Screens: Why OLED Will Change Everything

October 3, 2012 10:39 am | Comments

Design trends are influenced by both form and function, but also bow to limitations of existing technology. When we look back at flat-screen TVs compared to LCDs, then further to the bulky cathode ray tube ( remember these ?), it’s obvious we’ve come a long way. Within a few years, according to industry reps, we’ll say the same about store displays, vehicle lighting and kitchen countertops.

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Target to Put QR Codes on Toys This Holiday Season to Battle Amazon

October 3, 2012 10:35 am | Comments

Target is gearing up for the holiday season with a mobile-based program designed to foil the practice of “showrooming.” Starting Oct. 14, customers who visit the stores will see a showcase of the top 20 toys of the season each of which will sport a QR code that lets consumers buy them online and have them shipped.

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Apple’s New Maps App Was Steve Jobs’ Idea

October 3, 2012 10:33 am | Comments

If you’re looking for someone to blame for Apple ditching Google Maps on the iPhone, try Steve Jobs. The former Apple CEO and co-founder was the one who initiated the effort to replace Google Maps on the iPhone with Apple’s own mapping application, according to a new report from Bloomberg BusinessWeek .

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