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New Approach for Making High-Quality Fiber-Based Electronics

February 20, 2015 | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Scientists have known how to draw thin fibers from bulk materials for decades. But a new approach to that old method, developed by researchers at MIT, could lead to a whole new way of making high-quality fiber-based electronic devices ...

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FCC Net Neutrality Plan Threatens Innovation and Investment in the Network

February 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today said that the FCC’s plan to reclassify the Internet as a Title II utility will hold back investment, innovation and growth ...  

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EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

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Subsea Optical Connections Enable Deep Sea Communication

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #803 at the 2015 Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition (SSTB 2015) to see TE’s latest subsea optical connection solutions that provide reliable communications over long distances underwater, including the HYDRALIGHT optical underwater mateable connector series ...

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Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

February 26, 2015 4:09 pm | by Microchip Technology | Comments

Microchip Technology has strengthened its commitment to the industrial space by licensing the EtherCAT technology for its next-generation Ethernet controllers ...              

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Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

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New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green and Safe

February 26, 2015 2:51 pm | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Ensuring the power grid keeps the lights on in large cities could be easier with a new battery design that packs far more energy than any other battery of its kind and size. The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery, described in Nature Communications ...              

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A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

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Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

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Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

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Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

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HPHP Internet of Things Platform Drive New Revenue Opportunities

February 25, 2015 4:50 pm | Comments

HP has announced the HP Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, a new service that allows CSPs to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of IoT sensors, operate vertical applications on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. HP also announced the new HP Energy Management Pack, the first vertical application developed for the HP IoT Platform ...

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Blu Wireless Technology to Demonstrate HYDRA Modem IP at Mobile World Congress

February 25, 2015 4:47 pm | Comments

Blu Wireless Technology announces the successful validation of the lead implementation in 40 nm CMOS of its HYDRA IP. Blu Wireless’s HYDRA gigabit modem is aimed at millimeter wave communication applications ...   

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CSR Expands Dual-Mode BlueCore Platform with Turnkey SoC for Bluetooth Modules and Embedded IoT Systems

February 25, 2015 4:45 pm | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the BlueCore CSRB5348 dual-mode system on chip (SoC). The new feature rich Bluetooth Smart compliant platform offers a powerful, versatile and cost-effective solution, making it ideal for a variety of next generation embedded systems and modules. This configurable SoC is ideal for a number of emerging applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space which require ...

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Tagging Drugs to Fight Counterfeit Medicines

February 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | Comments

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant obstacles, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society ...

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Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

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