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Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

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U.S. Supercomputer Titan Does Calculations for HZDR Cancer Research

November 26, 2014 11:51 am | by Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

For their calculations, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) will now, starting in 2015, have access to the World's second-fastest computer. The Dresden research initiative is one of 56 projects the US Department of Energy has granted access ...              

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Photos of the Day: World's Second-Fastest Computer

November 26, 2014 11:50 am | by Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Comments

Titan is currently the World's second-fastest computer with graphics cards as the components that bear most of the brunt, makes this high performance computer particularly well suited to concurrently running several different computations in parallel ...              

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Studying the Speed of Multi-Hop Bluetooth Networks

November 26, 2014 11:40 am | by UPV/EHU-University | Comments

A group of researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the most suitable configurations to prevent time lags from arising in data transmission ...                               

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Photos of the Day: Mycestro Finger-Mounted "3D Mouse"

November 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Adario Strange, Mashable | Comments

When the finger-mounted "3D mouse" called Mycestro blew through its Kickstarter funding goal last year, it seemed like the device might be a hit. The makers of the device were only looking for $100,000, but ended up raising over $350,000 by the time the campaign was over. But now, nearly a year ...

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Stanford Scientists to Map Origins of Mental Illness and Develop Noninvasive Treatment

November 25, 2014 3:49 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | Comments

Over the years imaging technologies have revealed a lot about what's happening in our brains, including which parts are active in people with conditions like depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. But here's the secret Amit Etkin wants the world to know about those tantalizing images: they show the result of a brain ... 

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Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics Enabled by Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off

November 25, 2014 3:32 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising from inherent material properties and processing limitations in scalability have ... 

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New White Paper Available from Signal Hound

November 25, 2014 12:33 pm | by Signal Hound | Comments

Signal Hound has announced the availability of a white paper entitled, cost-efficient and extensible RF spectrum monitoring & management. The white paper discusses ...                           

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Study Supports Free “Super WiFi”

November 25, 2014 12:09 pm | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) | Comments

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that will become free into common property and to use it to extend existing wireless networks ...       

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Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Explore the Nano World

November 25, 2014 12:02 pm | by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger, Technische Universität München | Comments

Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take “snapshots” of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the ...               

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A Spoon that Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's ...            

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Photos of the Day: Yellow SeaBED Robot Maps Antarctic Sea

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | Comments

SeaBED was fitted with an upward-looking sonar in order to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes. The AUV operated at a depth of 20 to 30 meters and was driven in a lawnmower pattern ...                   

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Driving Away Car Computer Hackers

November 24, 2014 9:48 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | Comments

Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road ...

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Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital Memory

November 24, 2014 8:54 pm | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska–Lincoln | Comments

Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM ...               

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End-to-End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 6:23 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems ...               

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Photos of the Day: eyeSight Turns User Into a Universal Controller

November 24, 2014 1:52 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | Comments

One problem with the number of living room gadgets available now is the number of remote controls that we need to use them. A new device from eyeSight seeks to remedy this issue by turning the user into a universal controller. Onecue allows users to control a host of devices via hand gestures. Onecue is primarily designed to control ...

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