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Coatings with Nanoparticles that Interact with Sunlight and Eliminate Contaminants are Developed

May 30, 2012 9:35 am | Comments

Researchers of the UPNA-Public University of Navarre have developed a type of coating for construction materials. It is based on nanoparticles that interact with sunlight and trigger a chemical reaction that eliminates certain air pollutants. It is reckoned that the reduction in atmospheric pollution could be 90% of nitrogen oxides, 80% of hydrocarbons, and 75% of carbon monoxides emitted.


Microreactors to Produce Explosive Materials

May 30, 2012 9:31 am | Comments

The larger the reaction vessel, the quicker products can be made – or so you might think. Microreactors show just how wrong that assumption is: in fact, they can be used to produce explosive materials – nitroglycerine, for instance – around ten times faster than in conventional vessels, and much more safely as well.


Agilent to Demonstrate Its Newest RF/Microwave Design and Test Products at IMS2012

May 29, 2012 12:53 pm | Comments

Agilent Technologies will demonstrate its newest design and test products for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (Booth 1015), June 17-22, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. “We are really excited about our new tools for circuit-level modeling through system verification for general RF/uW, 4G communications, and aerospace/defense applications,” said Barry Alcorn, Americas market segment manager in Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group.


The Wireless Future of Medicine

May 29, 2012 11:02 am | Comments

Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds. Eric Topol is a leading cardiologist who has embraced the study of genomics and the latest advances in technology to treat chronic disease TED Talks     Posted by Janine E.


This May Peak Your Interest - IMS2012

May 29, 2012 10:50 am | Comments

Let's talk technology! Take a look at the cool way these innovative companies are showing off their stuff for IMS2012 in Montreal. Can you guess what social media outlet their using? Here's a hint : their new products may Peak your INTEREST!   Click the images to see more...             Posted by Janine E.


IMS 2012, Montreal: The Wireless Connection

May 29, 2012 10:13 am | by Ramesh K. Gupta (IMS2011 TPC Chair), VP, Satellite Engineering and System Planning, LightSquared | Comments

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) program book arrived in mail the other day, a clear signal that the upcoming 2012 Montreal conference (June 17-22) is not far away.  As I leafed through the colorful information package, I was quite impressed not only with the quality, diversity and scope of the technical program, but also the visible attention to detail.


MtronPTI to Exhibit at IMS 2012

May 29, 2012 9:03 am | Comments

MtronPTI announced that it will exhibit at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2012) June 17-22, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. Greg Anderson, President and CEO, Mike Howard, VP -- Filter Engineering and Joe Doyle, VP -- Oscillator Engineering, will be on hand to share future technology trends and discuss specific solutions in radio and telecom applications.


Researchers Take Virus-tracking Software Worldwide

May 29, 2012 6:10 am | Comments

A biomedical informatics researcher who tracks dangerous viruses as they spread around the globe has restructured his innovative tracking software to promote even wider use of the program around the world. Associate Professor Daniel Janies, Ph.D., an expert in computational genomics at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University (OSU), is working with software engineers at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to expand the reach of SUPRAMAP (supramap.


Tongue Analysis Software Developed at MU Uses Ancient Chinese Medicine to Warn of Disease

May 29, 2012 6:04 am | Comments

For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or zheng . Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed computer software that combines the ancient practices and modern medicine by providing an automated system for analyzing images of the tongue.


Tiny Planet-Finding Mirrors Borrow from Webb Telescope Playbook

May 29, 2012 5:55 am | Comments

NASA's next flagship mission — the James Webb Space Telescope — will carry the largest primary mirror ever deployed. This segmented behemoth will unfold to 21.3 feet in diameter once the observatory reaches its orbit in 2018. A team of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


NIH-funded Study Examines Use of Mobile Technology to Improve Diet and Physical Activity Behavior

May 29, 2012 5:51 am | Comments

What : A new study, supported in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that a combination of mobile technology and remote coaching holds promise in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity behavior in adults. The study focused on the best way to change multiple health behaviors.


NTU and I²R Scientists Invent Revolutionary Chipset for High-speed Wireless Data Transfer

May 29, 2012 5:37 am | by Here is a new microchip that can transfer data the size of 80 MP3 song files (or 250 megabytes) wirelessly between mobile devices, in the flick of a second. | Comments

Data can now be transmitted 1,000 times faster than Bluetooth Or how about transferring a typical 2-hour, 8-gigabyte DVD movie in just half a minute compared to 8.5 hours on Bluetooth? Such unprecedented speeds on the wireless platform are now a reality as scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R) have developed a revolutionary microchip that can transmit large volumes of data at ultra-high speeds of 2 Gigabits per second  (or 1,000 times faster than Bluetooth^).


Sensing the Infrared: Researchers Improve IR Detectors with Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes

May 29, 2012 5:20 am | Comments

Whether used in telescopes or optoelectronic communications, infrared detectors must be continuously cooled to avoid being overwhelmed by stray thermal radiation. Now, a team of researchers from Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Duke University (USA) is harnessing the remarkable properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to create highly sensitive, "uncooled" photovoltaic infrared detectors.


Making Microscopic Machines Using Metallic Glass

May 23, 2012 5:30 am | Comments

Researchers in Ireland have developed a new technology using materials called bulk metallic glasses to produce high-precision molds for making tiny plastic components. The components, with detailed microscopically patterned surfaces could be used in the next generation of computer memory devices and microscale testing kits and chemical reactors.


Days of ‘One-size-fits-all’ Cloud Contracts are Numbered, Report Finds

May 23, 2012 5:27 am | Comments

Combined legal and market factors may force online companies to offer more flexible contract terms, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London . The paper examines how and why companies providing IT services over the internet, also known as cloud computing, have begun to negotiate standard contract terms to better meet cloud users’ needs, minimise operating risks and address legal compliance obligations.



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