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Google's Pivotal IPO Launched a Decade of Big Bets

August 18, 2014 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that ...  

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BlackBerry Forms Business Unit to Hold Patent Portfolio

August 18, 2014 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry has created a new business unit that will combine some of its most innovative technology and patent portfolio as the company focuses away from handheld devices. The unit, to be called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, will be ...

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GE Healthcare Introduces the Next Gen Pocket-Sized Ultrasound

August 18, 2014 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound. This powerful pocket-sized ultrasound tool houses two transducers in a single ... 

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Chinese Man Accused of Hacking for Defense Data

August 18, 2014 4:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies. City News ...       

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Recycling Batteries into Solar Cells

August 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free ...

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Molecular Engineers Record an Electron's Quantum Behavior

August 18, 2014 12:43 pm | by University of Chicago | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond. Their technique uses ultrafast pulses of laser light both to control the defect's entire quantum state...

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'Cavity Protection Effect' Helps to Conserve Quantum Information

August 18, 2014 12:35 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | Comments

Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only knows two different states...

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Hot Mobile Selects CALLUP’s SIM OTA Platform to Manage SIM Cards

August 18, 2014 12:29 pm | by CALLUP | Comments

CALLUP announced that Israel’s Hot Mobile cellular telecommunications operator selected CALLUP’s SIM OTA platform for remote management, over the air, of files and applets on SIM cards. With SIM OTA, Hot Mobile will be able to manage the entire SIM card life cycle

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ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Aptina Imaging

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by ON Semiconductor | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced the completion of its acquisition of Aptina Imaging. The total consideration of approximately $400 million in cash for the acquisition of Aptina Imaging was funded by cash on the balance sheet and ON Semiconductor’s existing revolving line of credit...

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Monitoring Meteor Showers from Space

August 18, 2014 11:08 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren't thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger. Scientists, however, think about such things and will use the vantage point of a special window...

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Photos of the Day: Canadarm2 Releases Cygnus to Fly Solo

August 18, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

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U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Delivery Mission Ends

August 18, 2014 9:47 am | by NASA | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Connected Management Mega-Trend Drives the Global Wireless M2M Market

August 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Berg Insight | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21.0 percent in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end...

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Pushing the Envelope in Power Electronics

August 18, 2014 12:28 am | by MIT | Comments

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical consumption is rising more than twice as quickly...

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