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New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Computing

September 26, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two distinct properties in a single material, paving the way for new ultrahigh density storage and computing architectures...

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Putting the Squeeze on Quantum Information

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research | Comments

CIFAR researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could be useful for efficient quantum communications and information storage. Compression is vital for modern digital communication...

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Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly...

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Photo of the Day: Neutron Vision

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA’s Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings...        

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Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by DARPA | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA has released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography...            

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'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

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New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

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Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

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Moviemaking Drones Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:48 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

he Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision...                 

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Joint Non-Linear VNA Testing Solutions

September 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by Mesuro | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro showcase their continuing collaboration on Non-Linear measurement solutions at European Microwave Week in Rome. In a joint demo at the Rohde & Schwarz booth, the companies present their testing solution based on the R&S ZVA vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro’s behavioral modeling formulations...

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NAI Redesigns Website to Better Align with Strategic Vision for Growth

September 24, 2014 4:24 pm | by National Atlantic Industries | Comments

North Atlantic Industries announced the launch of their new website geared toward better serving customers in the military, industrial and commercial aerospace markets. The new website has been redesigned to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout...

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Keysight Technologies Donates Oscilloscopes to University Engineering Programs

September 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by Keysight Technologies | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has donated an MSOX4154A oscilloscope to each of the universities supporting the company’s student internship program. As part of the program, interns from each of the universities led Keysight’s A+ Hands-On seminars during 2014...

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HGI Discusses the Connected Home Ecosystem

September 24, 2014 4:09 pm | by HGI | Comments

HGI has recently met both the EnOcean Alliance and the ULE Alliance to explore current trends and case studies within the Smart Home. Luca Giacomello, HGI Chairman and Project Manager at Telecom Italia, recently attended the EnOcean Alliance meeting 2014 in Italy and presented a keynote speech...

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Big New iPhone Brings Apple More Profit

September 24, 2014 1:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version. Apple said it sold more than 10 million of ...

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Nanotechnology Leads to Better, Cheaper LEDs for Phones & Lighting

September 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by Princeton University, Engineering School | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting ...

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