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Sensitive Acid Sensor Controls Insulin Production

August 11, 2014 12:52 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Researchers have developed an implantable device that precisely monitors acid build-up in the body for people with diabetes and produces insulin if acidosis becomes a risk. Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable...

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Photo of the Day: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 11, 2014 10:56 am | by Roaming Technologies | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?...        

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Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement of Tech Wage Case

August 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block ...

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U.S. Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

August 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | Comments

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally ...

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'Seeing' through Virtual Touch Is Believing

August 11, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America. A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding pedestrians navigate the blurred edges of everyday life...

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Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 10:18 am | by University College London | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit...

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Spectacular 3-D Sketching System Revolutionizes Design Interaction and Collaboration

August 11, 2014 10:12 am | by University of Montreal | Comments

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. "Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching..."

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The Grass Really Is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots

August 11, 2014 10:07 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film that efficiently makes liquid crystal display screens more richly colored...

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On the Frontiers of Cyborg Science

August 11, 2014 10:02 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics...

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Mostly Positive Reviews for NFL's New Tablets

August 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | Comments

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs...

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Fusion Power in Our Future: Students Attend Science Research Camp

August 8, 2014 2:55 pm | by Ed Barmakian, The Altrernative Press | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research associate at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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Google Using Its Clout to Widen Use of Encryption

August 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results...

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Photos of the Day: Origami-Inspired Robots Become Transformers

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | Comments

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. "We demonstrated this process by building a robot that folds itself and walks away without human assistance..."

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Robots to See Through Solid Walls with Wi-Fi

August 7, 2014 4:23 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

Wi-Fi makes all kinds of things possible. We can send and receive messages, make phone calls, browse the Internet, even play games with people who are miles away, all without the cords and wires to tie us down. At UC Santa Barbara, researchers are now using ...

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NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3D Printed Space Cameras

August 7, 2014 4:15 pm | by NASA | Comments

By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components.“As far as I know, we are the first to ...     

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