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AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

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Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

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Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

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Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

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Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to...

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Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

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Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

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Birch Communications Buying Cbeyond for $323M

April 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million...                                       

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Electric Imp Announces Relationship with Murata

April 18, 2014 1:50 pm | by Murata, Electric IMP | Comments

Electric Imp has announced a strategic relationship with Murata to produce and sell its next generation Wi-Fi enabled connectivity module. The collaboration brings together two of the foremost companies in their respective sectors. Electric Imp is an innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based service platform...           

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TE Connectivity Acquires SEACON Group

April 18, 2014 12:41 pm | by TE Connectivity, SEACON | Comments

TE Connectivity has announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV)/autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications...     

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Agilent Technologies Announces Certification of HDMI 2.0 Test Solution

April 18, 2014 12:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that the Agilent HDMI 2.0 test solution has been certified by the HDMI Forum as an official compliance test tool. The solution has the widest coverage for HDMI Physical layer compliance test. Certification was achieved with the collaborative framework of Panasonic; the solution will be used at the Panasonic Authorized Test Center, in Osaka, Japan...     

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Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

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Wireless Power Transfer Achieved at 5-Meter Distance

April 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Comments

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Now, researchers and engineers are trying to remove the last remaining wires altogether by developing wireless power transfer technology...             

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Photos of the Day: Thermal-Imaging Lens

April 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | Comments

These lenses and their next-generation prototypes could be used for anything involving heat detection and infrared light, such as handheld cameras for home energy audits, night-vision goggles, perimeter surveillance systems and other remote-sensing applications...                

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