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Stick-On Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring...                

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To Bridge LEDs' Green Gap, Scientists Think Small

April 4, 2014 10:19 am | by Margie Wylie, DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown...                    

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NASA-European Spacecraft Detects Ocean Beneath Ice of Saturn Moon

April 4, 2014 10:12 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. Their findings were announced Thursday...               

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FireChat Ignites New Way to Communicate on Phones

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writers | Comments

A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection...                     

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'Cuban Twitter' Heads to Hearings in Congress

April 4, 2014 10:05 am | by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | Comments

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb"...            

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Ships Hunt for Black Boxes from Missing Jetliner

April 4, 2014 10:05 am | by NICK PERRY, Associated Press | Comments

Two ships with sophisticated equipment for searching underwater zeroed in Friday on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean in a desperate hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet's black boxes, whose batteries will soon run out...                      

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Putting the 'Long Term’ in Long Term Evolution

April 3, 2014 4:27 pm | by Francis Sideco, Senior Director | Comments

Consumer, Mobile and IT Electronics at IHS, will explore what lies beyond today’s LTE and what we as ecosystem participants can do to put the “Long Term” in Long Term Evolution...                              

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Unmanned Aircraft Successfully to Measure Changes in Polar Ice Sheets

April 3, 2014 3:07 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets--and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise--may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar measurements that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or difficult to carry out with manned aircraft...                

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Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

April 3, 2014 2:51 pm | by Senaptic | Comments

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

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Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 2:27 pm | by Justine E. Mink, Penn State | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink...

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Advantech Announces Partnership with Linear Technology

April 3, 2014 1:29 pm | by Advantech | Comments

Global Intelligent Systems leader Advantech has announced that it is partnering with Linear Technology’s Dust Networks product group to develop Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Dust’s SmartMesh IP embedded wireless sensor networks (WSN)...

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Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF) Overlay to Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Software Stack

April 3, 2014 1:16 pm | by Allison Yrungaray & Giuliana Vidoni, Eurotech | Comments

Eurotech has announced it has completed validation of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) for the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). Eurotech’s ESF creates a Java-based IoT software stack for enterprises choosing that development environment...

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Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

April 3, 2014 12:59 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

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Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

April 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell Dubilier | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

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ESA Launching Satellite for New Monitoring System

April 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites for a new system designed to better monitor climate change, environmental disasters and catastrophes like floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes...                           

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