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Automated Imaging System Looks Underground to Help Improve Crops

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Penn State University have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants...                   

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Smartphone Understands Gestures

October 8, 2014 4:04 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Professor Otmar Hilliges and his staff at ETH Zurich have developed a new app enabling users to operate their smartphone with gestures. This development expands the range of potential interactions with such devices. It does seem slightly odd at first: you hold the phone in one hand...

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Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms Are Now a Reality

October 8, 2014 3:52 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional activities. In January 2013 a Swedish arm amputee was the first person...

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NASA Aeronautics Research Tests New Tool for Early Wildfire Detection

October 8, 2014 1:45 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA’s research in unmanned aerial systems may soon provide a means for early detection and mitigation of fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 50,000-square-acre region centered on the ...     

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New iPads, Mac System Expected at Oct. 16 Event

October 8, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple has sent invites to an Oct. 16 event during which it's expected to show off new iPad models and an update to its Mac OS system. The company may also use the event to launch its new digital payment service, Apple Pay. The new iPhones released last month came with a wireless chip...

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Review: Stir Kinetic Smart Desk Makes You Stand Up

October 8, 2014 1:31 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

You may want to sit down for this. Then get up. Then sit down again. That's because there's a desk out there that tells you to do exactly that. The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...  

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Isaacson's New Book Tells of Digital Revolution

October 8, 2014 1:03 pm | by Hillel Italie, AP National Writer | Comments

Walter Isaacson has a different way of looking at history. Mention the second half of 1969 and he won't talk about Woodstock or the moon landing but the development of the microprocessor and the first time separate computers were connected. And the 1990s? Not the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal...

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Design Flaw Led Navigation Satellites Off Course

October 8, 2014 12:41 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

An investigation is blaming a design flaw for the inaccurate deployment of two satellites intended to bolster Europe's answer to the GPS...                                                   

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eInfochips and Texas Instruments Enable Hyperscale Telecom Infrastructure with HP ProLiant Moonshot

October 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by eInfochips, TI design network | Comments

eInfochips, an HP AllianceONE partner and a platinum design member in the TI design network, has announced the introduction of their Software Defined VoIP platform for telecom VoIP transcoding...                                      

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Renowned Industry Expert to Lead Microwave Synthesized Source Development Program for Anritsu

October 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Anritsu Company | Comments

Anritsu Company announces the appointment of Dr. Alexander Chenakin as a Director of R&D for the Anritsu Microwave Measurement Division (MMD). A renowned expert in the test and measurement industry who holds multiple patents...                    

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Cree Achieves Major Production Milestone with U.S. Department of Defense

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Cree, Inc. | Comments

Cree has achieved a major production milestone with its recent accreditation as a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1A Trusted Foundry for its 100 mm RF GaN facility in Durham, NC...                                     

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Atmel Joins Forces with ARM on IoT Development Platform

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by Amtel Corporation | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced a partnership with ARM on the mbed device platform for the Internet of Things. This partnership broadens the ecosystem support for developers using Atmel’s portfolio of secure, low-power and cost-effective wireless connectivity solutions...

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LED Inventor Feels Work Bypassed by Nobel

October 8, 2014 10:58 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press | Comments

For years many of Nick Holonyak Jr.'s colleagues have said he deserved the Nobel Prize for his invention of the first light-emitting diode, the tiny red light that made fiber-optics networks, DVDs and a range of other technologies possible. Holonyak has always resisted the suggestion that he and his 1962 invention had been snubbed...

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 Announces Senior Executive & Industry Panel Agenda

October 8, 2014 10:51 am | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 has announced the senior-executive and industry panel agenda for its 57th annual conference to be held December 8 – 12 in Austin, Texas. Declared IEEE Week by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the five-day premier, international event will be highlighted by 1,500 presentations covering the latest IoT, networking, broadband, cloud computing, and emerging technology breakthroughs...

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Telstra signs NNI agreement with Tata Communications

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Telstra | Comments

Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications. The Network-to-Network Interconnection will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence, extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities...

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