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Graphene-Based Planar Micro-Supercapacitors for On-Chip Energy Storage

August 13, 2014 5:35 pm | by Science China Press | Comments

The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power ...      

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NASA Selects Proposals to Increase STEM Education at Community and Technical Colleges

August 13, 2014 5:03 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at ...  

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IDT Lowers Cost of Test by Adopting the NI Semiconductor Test System

August 13, 2014 4:38 pm | by Glen E. Peer, Integrated Device Technology Inc. | Comments

“Traditional ATE systems require major costly retooling efforts on the test floor as generations of test systems become obsolete or unable to meet new test requirements, but the nature of the open PXI architecture of the STS helps us retain our original investment and build upon it, rather than throw it away..."

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IEEE ICC 2015 Dedicates Conference to 'Smart City & Smart World' Innovations

August 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by IEEE | Comments

Themed “Smart City & Smart World,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications will hold its next premier international event from June 8 – 12 in the global cultural center of London, UK surrounded by world-class shopping, fine restaurants and located just minutes from iconic attractions like Canary Wharf...

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AAMI Releases FAQ Resource on Wireless Challenge in Healthcare

August 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by AAMI | Comments

That is the first question in a new document of FAQs dealing with the wireless challenge in healthcare. Released by AAMI, the project is the work of AAMI’s Wireless Strategy Task Force, which was created in the fall of 2012 to dig deeper into the wireless challenges that many healthcare facilities now face...

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Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics...

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Tattoo Biobatteries Produce Power from Sweat

August 13, 2014 12:17 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers will report today that they have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration...

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Photos of the Day: 'Street View' Goes Undersea

August 13, 2014 9:44 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Comments

U.S. government scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in the Florida Keys this week in hopes of applying "street view" mapping to research and management plans in marine sanctuaries nationwide ...  

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Google Maps Underwater Wonders

August 13, 2014 9:43 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | Comments

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders...

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A New Class of Semiconducting Materials

August 13, 2014 1:09 am | by University of Notre Dame | Comments

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites. The term "perovskites..."

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Robotic-Assisted Imaging

August 13, 2014 1:05 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

  While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In another study Kurt Boman, MD, of Umeå University in Sweden...

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Could Hemp Nanosheets Topple Graphene for Making the Ideal Supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014 12:58 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors...

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Angling in the Data Lake

August 13, 2014 12:53 am | by GE Reports | Comments

GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to the ...        

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Apple's Tech Jobs Held Mostly by White, Asian Men

August 13, 2014 12:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent...

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Challenges & Strategies for Women Pursuing STEM Careers

August 12, 2014 5:17 pm | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those ...    

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