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Important Milestones of Technology

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Sam Hudgins | Comments

Technology has come a long way, and it continues to advance at a rapid pace. From wearables to autonomous vehicles, here are a few of the great milestones that have occurred in technology ...                                      

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5th LED Professional Symposium +Expo: Call for Papers Now Open

January 12, 2015 5:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

The international program committee for the 5th LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) has opened the "Call for Papers". The LpS 2015 will take place from September 22nd to 24th, 2015, in Bregenz, Austria. Authors from science and industry have until February 20th, 2015 to submit their drafts on the subject of “Trends & Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions”.

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Obama: With Tech Advances Come Privacy Risks for U.S.

January 12, 2015 4:31 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked, providing more free access to credit scores and protecting students' private data ...                       

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One Step Closer to a New Generation of Electric Car Batteries

January 12, 2015 2:45 pm | by University of Waterloo | Comments

An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo have announced ... 

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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data _ Now to Make it Useful

January 12, 2015 11:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? ...                      

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Govt Considering Using Internet, Smartphones for 2020 Census

January 12, 2015 10:27 am | by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press | Comments

The days of the census taker with clipboard in hand may be numbered. The Census Bureau plans to test digital tools in preparation for the 2020 census, a change that could save millions of dollars ...                     

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Photo of the Day: The Evolution of Wireless Networks

January 12, 2015 9:41 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Over the years wireless signals have advanced from theoretical observations to a readily applied science that plays a major role in many aspects of modern life. Wireless communication became possible thanks to the discovery of radio waves in 1880, which led to the first demonstration of telegraphic communication in ...

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Photo of the Day: Quantum Optical Hard Drive Breakthrough

January 9, 2015 10:12 am | by Matthew Sellars, Australian National University | Comments

Scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100 ...                                                        

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Photos of the Day: Supercomputer Simulation of the Stars

January 8, 2015 9:39 am | by Francis Reddy, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

A long-term study led by astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, used NASA satellites, ground-based telescopes and theoretical modeling to produce the most comprehensive picture of Eta Carinae to date ...                  

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Don't Sound the Death Knell for the PC Just Yet

January 8, 2015 9:11 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and boring ...                       

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Drones Invade CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by BY HAVEN DALEY, Associated Press | Comments

When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones ...                         

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Fashion Designers Spruce up Smartwatches at CES

January 8, 2015 9:10 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night ...                                

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NASA, SpaceX Set New Launch Date for Resupply Mission to Space Station

January 8, 2015 1:53 am | by NASA | Comments

The fifth official SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to launch at 4:47 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 10, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the...

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Molex Acquires SDP Telecom

January 7, 2015 5:13 pm | by Molex | Comments

Molex Incorporated has announced that it and certain of its affiliates have acquired SDP Telecom.  Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, SDP designs and manufactures RF/microwave solutions for the wireless communications industry ...                       

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Wi-Fi Alliance Publishes "Fifteen for 2015" Predictions

January 7, 2015 4:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

2014 was a monumental year for Wi-Fi – the wireless technology celebrated 15 years, carried more than 42 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic and 90 percent of the world’s tablet traffic, and connected users to more than 47 million public hotspots worldwide. Wi-Fi is on a path to provide seamless Wi-Fi virtually everywhere ...   

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