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Inventing Civilization 2.0 through Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 9:59 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business ...                 

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Ultra-Thin Nanowires Trap Electron 'Twisters' that Disrupt Superconductors

February 25, 2015 9:42 am | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | Comments

Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. These disruptive mini-twisters often form in the presence of magnetic fields, such as those produced by electric motors ...

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New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

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Electrical-Balance Duplexers Pave the Way to Integrated Solution for TX-to-RX Isolation

February 24, 2015 11:05 am | by Imec, Murata, Huawei | Comments

At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a promising alternative to the fixed frequency surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filters implemented in mobile phones providing transmit-to-receive (TX-to-RX) isolation ...

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CommScope Revolutionizes Wireless Network Testing with Groundbreaking PIM Solution

February 24, 2015 10:53 am | by CommScope | Comments

CommScope is changing the way operators test for a costly source of interference in advanced wireless networks called passive intermodulation (PIM), turning what is a reactionary procedure into a proactive process with its innovative Optical PIM Tester ...    

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ARQ Names Experienced Telecommunications Executive as Director of Business Development

February 24, 2015 10:47 am | by ARQ | Comments

Phillip Ohler, an experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and maintains indoor and outdoor wireless solutions ...

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IAR Embedded Workbench used by adidas for MiCoach Elite Team System

February 24, 2015 10:39 am | by IAR Systems | Comments

IAR Systems has announced that adidas AG Germany has selected IAR Systems’ tools for development of their product adidas miCoach Elite Team System: an advanced system for monitoring personal physiological data in real time. For several years, adidas has been using the development toolchain ...

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Tracking Parasites with Satellites

February 24, 2015 9:18 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids ...            

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Photos of the Day: Maximizing Human Sensorimotor Function

February 24, 2015 8:56 am | by Norifumi Miyokawa, Hiroshima University | Comments

A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing the muscle load of the upper limbs ...

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Guerrilla RF Announces Completion of $500,000 Funding Round

February 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Guerrilla RF Inc. | Comments

Guerrilla RF has announced the closing of a $500,000 funding round led by Charlotte Angel Fund. Also participating were Piedmont Angel Network and a growing list of individual angel investors ...                

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Interop Technologies Selects Taqua for VoWiFi & VoLTE

February 23, 2015 2:00 pm | by Interop Technologies, Taqua | Comments

Taqua has announced that Interop Technologies has selected Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core and Mobile Client to power the Interop Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service offerings ...               

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DARPA Seeks to Remove Communication Barrier Between Humans and Computers

February 23, 2015 1:42 pm | by DARPA | Comments

The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day reciprocate. DARPA's new Communicating with Computers (CwC) program aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators ...

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Radio Chip for the 'Internet of things'

February 23, 2015 1:36 pm | by Abby Abazorius, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

This week, at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Chandrakasan's group will present a new transmitter design that reduces off-state leakage 100-fold. At the same time, it provides adequate power for ...             

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Apple’s Overseas High-Tech Data Hubs

February 23, 2015 12:49 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday ...      

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Superfish Points Fingers over Ad Software Security Flaws

February 23, 2015 12:46 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many ...                 

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