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Withdrawing Money at Cash Machines with Google Glass

March 6, 2014 11:48 am | by Saarland University | Comments

Taking photos with a wink, checking one's calendar with a glance of the right eye, reading text messages — the multinational cooperation Google wants to make it possible with Google Glass. But what IT experts celebrate as a new milestone makes privacy groups skeptical...


'Roll-Up' Digital Screens Could Become Reality for All

March 6, 2014 11:35 am | by University of Surrey | Comments

Researchers have developed the 'Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented by the team. Previously, they found that the component could be applied to many electronic designs of an analog nature, such as display screens. This study shows that SGTs can also be applied to next-generation digital circuits...

Increased Power Efficiency for Future Computer Processors

March 6, 2014 11:23 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer processing functions — and it is actually wasted energy. Now, a team led by researchers has made major improvements...


Photos of the Day: Remote-Controlled Space Robots

March 6, 2014 10:28 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer – a type of propellant – into the tanks of satellites in space today. Concurrently on the ground, NASA is incorporating results from this test...


NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Technologies

March 6, 2014 10:18 am | by NASA | Comments

NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer – a type of propellant – into the tanks of satellites in space today. Concurrently on the ground, NASA is incorporating results from this test...


Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

March 6, 2014 9:36 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | Comments

Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore...


Dubai Focuses on Technology in 'Smart City' Bid

March 5, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

After years of chasing the biggest and the best, the fast-growing Mideast city of Dubai is turning to technology to help the little things in life run more smoothly. Government officials presented a wide range of projects that are aimed at turning Dubai into what they're calling a "smart city" ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo...


First Step Towards 'Programmable Materials'

March 5, 2014 3:54 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | Comments

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever. The material of the future is not only able to damp vibrations completely; it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further...


Seeking Quantum-ness: D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests

March 5, 2014 3:47 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors...


Gowanda and TTE Join Forces to Grow Electronic Components Business

March 5, 2014 3:41 pm | by Gowanda Electronics | Comments

Gowanda Electronics is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE designs and manufactures RF and microwave filters for critical markets including defense and test & measurement...


Low-Cost Long-Range Radio Solution For M2M and Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 3:30 pm | by Actility | Comments

Actility and Semtech Corporation have unveiled ThingPark Wireless, an innovative, low-cost long-range bidirectional radio solution allowing M2M sensor OEMs and application providers to significantly improve market adoption. ThingPark Wireless is based on Semtech’s ultra-long range, bidirectional LoRa radio transceivers...


Rapid, Network-Ready M2M Solution for Industrial Monitoring

March 5, 2014 3:25 pm | by B&B Electronics | Comments

B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, announced it has entered into a joint service agreement with KORE, the world’s largest wireless network services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications...


Rough Surface Could Keep Small Electronic Parts from Sticking Together

March 5, 2014 1:10 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

When a piece of gift-wrapping tape sticks to itself, it's frustrating, but when small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well, if at all. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other...


When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks

March 5, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., USA will present new information on strategies that can mitigate the impacts of these disasters...


Copied from Nature: Detecting Software Errors via Genetic Algorithms

March 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year...



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