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Researchers Build "Smart City" to Test Smart Grid Technologies

October 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University | Comments

Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive "smart city" laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received...                        

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Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions...                

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iRobot Receives $7.6M Order from U.S. Navy

October 22, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The order calls for upgrades and...                 

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Reducing Vehicle Collisions with Automotive SoCs

October 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident...               

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An Interactive Operating Concept for Vehicles of the Future

October 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented...                              

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Taxi GPS Data Helps Researchers Study Hurricane Sandy's Effect on NYC Traffic

October 21, 2014 6:46 pm | by Celeste Arbogast, CEE Dept. University of Illinois | Comments

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the “superstorm” disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only minor delays, according to transportation researchers at the University of Illinois.

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Quantum Holograms as Atomic Scale Memory Keepsake

October 21, 2014 4:59 pm | Comments

For the first time it is demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantised light signal of a holographic image – set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. 

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Photo of the Day: Single-Atom MRI Shed New Light on Protein Structures

October 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zürich | Comments

The sensor consisted of an impurity in diamond known as the nitrogen-vacancy centre. In this case, two carbon atoms are missing in the otherwise regular diamond lattice, while one of them is replaced by a nitrogen atom. The nitrogen-vacancy centre is both fluorescent and magnetic, making it suitable for extremely precise magnetic field measurements...            

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High-Res Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Single Hydrogen Atom

October 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zürich | Comments

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), well-known from its use in hospitals, can typically resolve details of up to one tenth of a millimeter, for example in cross-sectional images of the human body. Together with colleagues at the University of Leipzig, researchers of ETH Zurich...                   

Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology to Detect Cancer Earlier

October 21, 2014 11:26 am | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies...                     

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Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 21, 2014 10:31 am | by AnthroTronix | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Dexcom | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

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B&K Precision Donates Lab Equipment to Benefit Bourns College of Engineering Students

October 20, 2014 5:26 pm | by B&K Precision | Comments

B&K Precision has outfitted the test benches in an electrical and computer engineering lab at Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) with all new, state-of-the art equipment. Victor Tolan, President and CEO of B&K Precision, has a penchant for equipping the engineers of tomorrow with the tools they need today...

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Cisco and Sensity Systems Deliver IoT Applications Platform

October 20, 2014 5:21 pm | by Sensity | Comments

Cisco and Sensity Systems, announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for Cisco’s City Infrastructure Management (CIM) software...

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TIA Voices Support for Next Generation Text-to-911 Applications

October 20, 2014 5:16 pm | by The Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to its request for comments on the continued evolution of text-to-911 applications...

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