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TIA to UK OfCom for Promoting Investment and Innovation in IoT

October 6, 2014 12:04 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications in response to its request for stakeholder views on promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things..

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Crumpled Graphene Could Provide Unconventional Energy Storage

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it's about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene "paper" — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional ...  

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Predicting How Cables Coil

October 6, 2014 10:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The world’s fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly slow telecommunications around the world. Now engineers have developed a method that predicts...

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Fast, Cheap Nanomanufacturing

October 6, 2014 10:29 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Arrays of tiny conical tips that eject ionized materials could fabricate nanoscale devices cheaply. Luis Fernando Velásquez-García’s group at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) develops dense arrays of microscopic cones that harness electrostatic forces to eject streams of ions...

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Photo of the Day: How Field Application Engineers Are Changing the Engineering World

October 6, 2014 10:23 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Comments

Field application engineers, also known as FAEs or sales engineers are a hybrid of exactly what the title implies: Sales and Engineering. These folks are unique because they’re essentially in the position of selling a product, but they can ...

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Alleviating Spectrum Congestion for Wireless Devices

October 6, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

Your smartphone’s communications degrade when the device competes with other mobile traffic to send and receive data, and that competition will only intensify. Far more than a billion smartphones are expected to ship this year ...   

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Breakthrough Technique Offers the Prospect of Silicon Detectors for Telecommunications

October 6, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

A team of researchers led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first tantalizing possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications. For decades silicon has been the workhorse of the microelectronics revolution and, owing to its excellent optical properties...

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Hewlett-Packard Splits off PC, Printer Businesses

October 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. Hewlett-Packard, like other PC makers, has been facing changing consumer tastes...

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Navy: Self-Guided Unmanned Patrol Boats Make Debut

October 6, 2014 9:57 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | Comments

Self-guided unmanned patrol boats that can leave warships they're protecting and swarm and attack potential threats on the water could join the U.S. Navy's fleet within a year, defense officials say, adding the new technology could one day help stop attacks like the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen...

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DecaWave Appoints Gilles Delfassy as Director

October 3, 2014 12:55 pm | by DecaWave | Comments

DecaWave has appointed Gilles Delfassy as non-executive director of the company. Gilles Delfassy is a leading figure in the global semiconductor industry, with a career that spans both the US and Europe. Mr. Delfassy is currently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray...

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Crumpled Graphene Could Provide an Unconventional Energy Storage

October 3, 2014 10:20 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene “paper” — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional form of carbo...                   

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Stanford Computer Scientist Selected to Join Ambitious Moore Foundation Program

October 3, 2014 10:17 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Christopher Re, assistant professor of computer science and Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, today was named a Moore Investigator as part of the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative advanced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation...              

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Batteries Included: A Solar Cell that Stores Its Own Power

October 3, 2014 9:34 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | Comments

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery...                                    

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Can a Football Stadium Be as 'Smart' as a Phone?

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings...                       

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New Map Uncovers Thousands of Unseen Seamounts on Ocean Floor

October 2, 2014 4:42 pm | by Cheryl Dybas, Mario Aguilera, National Science Foundation | Comments

Scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering a more vivid picture of the structures that make up the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean...                                  

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