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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring...

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Photo of the Day: New Chip Design Mimics the Brain

August 26, 2014 11:05 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

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DARPA's Computer Chip Mimics Brain's Power-Saving Efficiency

August 26, 2014 11:01 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

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ZigBee in the Sky

August 26, 2014 10:49 am | by World Scientific | Comments

A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee wireless sensor network for satellite communications. With the weight of payloads being a major constraint in satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system...

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, but Needed?

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook...

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Scientists Develop a Water Splitter That Runs on an Ordinary AAA Battery

August 25, 2014 5:17 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming. Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device...

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In Our Digital World, Are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?

August 25, 2014 5:10 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better...

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Playing Hunger Games: Are Gamified Health Apps Putting Odds in Your Favor?

August 25, 2014 5:05 pm | by Brigham Young University | Comments

At least that’s the approach of Zombies, Run!—one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number of apps that use games to increase physical activity. Gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness app makers looking to cash in to help people get fit...

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Enabling a New Future for Cloud Computing

August 25, 2014 4:59 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

The National Science Foundation announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing...

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Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

August 25, 2014 4:12 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old scientific law describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy...

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Less Interference, Happier Customers

August 25, 2014 4:09 pm | by CommScope | Comments

After investing billions of dollars in wireless spectrum and network infrastructure, the last thing operators want is a loose or poorly made connection degrading network performance and the user experience. But that is exactly what can happen in extra sensitive LTE networks. The evolution of wireless networks to LTE brings about increased scrutiny of the performance...

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TE Connectivity Upgrades Mobile Networks for 4G and Beyond

August 25, 2014 3:44 pm | by TE Connectivity | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announced that TE’s FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna systems are now upgraded for 4G services, allowing customers currently using 2G and 3G service to deliver more capacity in their networks. Using techniques such as multiple input/multiple output, resectorization...

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Telit Technology Helps Address Safety Concerns in Schools and Campuses

August 25, 2014 11:04 am | by Telit Wireless Solutions | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the North American CE910-DUAL variant of the company’s xE910 family of unified form factor modules will be used in future versions of the Campus Eye reporting as MessageQube devices that currently utilize the CC864 module...

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Keysight Technologies Receives Cyber Innovation Award

August 25, 2014 10:55 am | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has received an Innovation Award from the U.K. government for its research into cyber threat detection. The award was presented to the Keysight research team by Professor Nick Jennings, chief scientific adviser for U.K. National Security...

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Photo of the Day: What Happens When The Boomers Retire?

August 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Adecco | Comments

Skilled trades are the foundation on which the U.S. was built. As baby boomers begin to retire from engineering jobs, and younger generations are steering clear of them, the question is: who will replace them?...    

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