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Physicist Wins $1.3M Tech Prize for Data Storage

April 9, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks...                     

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New Wireless Technology Unwraps Mummies' Mysteries

April 9, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Scientists have used CT scans and volume graphics software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers...                   

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Smartphone Trial Judge Annoyed by Phones in Court

April 9, 2014 10:18 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices...                

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Investors Shed Tech, Biotech Stocks

April 9, 2014 10:15 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer | Comments

Technology and biotechnology companies, high-flying stocks over the last two years, have been beaten down the last three weeks. Many are now in bear territory, which is when a stock falls more than 20 percent from a recent high...                

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Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

April 9, 2014 10:13 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery...                       

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ROHM Semiconductor and imec Join Forces for Ultra-low Power Radio R&D

April 8, 2014 1:46 pm | by imec & ROHM Semiconductor | Comments

Nanoelectronics research center imec and ROHM Semiconductor have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership for research collaboration on ultra-low power (ULP) radio technology for small battery-operated wireless devices...

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Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

April 8, 2014 1:30 pm | by Nordson ASYMTEK | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

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Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

April 8, 2014 11:36 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

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IBM Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Consulting and Technology Services

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | Comments

IBM has announced that IDC has named IBM a leader in the new MarketScape Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure (mADTMI) Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. Following an evaluation of 14 companies against 117 criteria, IBM was recognized in the “leaders” category in part for its “training and knowledge sharing, range of service capabilities, innovation/research and development pace...

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IBM Accelerates Mobile Innovation for Businesses with New MobileFirst Services

April 8, 2014 11:07 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | Comments

To help organizations accelerate and drive more business value from their mobile initiatives, IBM [NYSE: IBM] has announced the expansion of its IBM MobileFirst portfolio with new and enhanced services focused on mobile strategy and security, application development and device procurement, and management...

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Rebar Technique Strengthens Case for Graphene

April 8, 2014 11:04 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University...                                        

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Photos of the Day: Hybrid Nanotube-Graphene Material

April 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

The technique should make large, flexible, conductive and transparent sheets of graphene much easier to manipulate, which should be of interest to electronics manufacturers...                     

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Aussie Innovation Leaves NASA in Its Wake

April 8, 2014 10:44 am | by Institute for Telecommunications Research | Comments

The University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research has won Technology of the Year 2013 for its Global Sensor Network (GSN) and is now looking to commercialize the technology. The GSN won out over tough competition, specifically a communications system designed by NASA to be carried aboard the International Space Station...

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Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

April 8, 2014 10:21 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech | Comments

Passwords, gestures, and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed a new security system that continuously monitors how a user taps and swipes a mobile device...

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Nokia Gets Chinese Approval for Microsoft Deal

April 8, 2014 8:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft, removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) deal...                

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