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Keysight Technologies Begins Trading as Independent Company

November 3, 2014 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

Keysight Technologies [NYSE: KEYS] has announced that its separation from Agilent Technologies [NYSE:A] has been completed. The newly independent company will begin “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today under the ticker symbol KEYS ...                

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MSAB Releases New Version of Globally Acclaimed Digital Forensics Technology

November 3, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

MSAB has announced the release of the latest version of its internationally recognized XRY platform. XRY allows users to perform forensically sound extractions of data from mobile devices. Version 6.11 offers a number of new features and capabilities including expanded access to a wider array of devices, chipsets and Apps ...

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Photos of the Day: Yellowstone Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth

November 3, 2014 12:38 pm | Comments

Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to technology. Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through ... 

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Yellowstone National Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth

November 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through neighboring Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone. That would dramatically improve connectivity in certain areas for mobile devices. Details on the Yellowstone fiber optic project ... 

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Graphene Sensors Provide Unprecedented Insights Into Brain Structure and Function

November 3, 2014 11:06 am | by DARPA | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay technique for studying brain function, while emerging optical techniques—which use photons instead of electrons—are opening new opportunities ... 

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Raising Cryptography’s Security Standards

November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty | Comments

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. There is, however, another notion of security — information-theoretic security — which means that even an adversary with unbounded computational power ... 

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Berkeley Lab Reports Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

November 3, 2014 10:22 am | by Lynn Yarris | Comments

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Scientists led by Xiang Zhang, a physicist with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, have developed a unique microring laser cavity ... 

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Human-to-Machine Technology Enables Faster, More Accurate Language Translations

November 3, 2014 9:03 am | by Tom Abate | Comments

Computer scientists at Stanford have created a language translation system that allows bilingual humans to translate text faster and more accurately than is currently possible. This hybrid approach, which blends human and machine intelligence, is aimed at the $34-billion-a-year worldwide market for professional translation services ... 

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Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption ...                                   

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DARPA Circuit Earns Guinness World Record

October 31, 2014 10:13 am | by DARPA | Comments

Officials from Guinness World Records have recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz (1012 GHz), or ...                          

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Infographic: 6 Engineering Inventions that Connect Us All

October 31, 2014 9:52 am | by Ohio University: Russ College of Engineering and Technology | Comments

As modern technology continues to advance, many people have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of technologies that connect them with others. Advances and inventions made possible through electrical engineering have enabled people all over the world ...                 

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Answering the Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 31, 2014 9:41 am | by Joe Wang, University of California, San Diego | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim ...                 

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Improving Communication with Man's Best Friend

October 31, 2014 9:39 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets ...                   

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VPG and ES Components Realign Relationship With Focus on High-Reliability, High-Temperature Resistors

October 30, 2014 5:52 pm | by Vishay Precision Group, ES Components | Comments

Vishay Precision Group and ES Components have announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components ...

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UK Spies Get Bulk Access to NSA Data

October 30, 2014 11:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | Comments

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document published Wednesday ...

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