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Lenovo Looks to Expand after IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday...                   

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Government Takes on the Internet

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster?...                

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Drones Left Out of Air Traffic Plans

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky ...

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Photos of the Day: Diving Robot Searches for Contraband

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 26, 2014 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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Mechanized Human Hands

September 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body...

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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Now, a team has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power...

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New Discovery Could Pave the Way for Spin-Based Computing

September 26, 2014 10:30 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Electricity and magnetism rule our digital world. Semiconductors process electrical information, while magnetic materials enable long-term data storage. A University of Pittsburgh research team has discovered a way to fuse these two distinct properties in a single material, paving the way for new ultrahigh density storage and computing architectures...

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Putting the Squeeze on Quantum Information

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research | Comments

CIFAR researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could be useful for efficient quantum communications and information storage. Compression is vital for modern digital communication...

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Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches Is Key

September 26, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly...

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Photo of the Day: Neutron Vision

September 25, 2014 10:02 am | by DARPA | Comments

DARPA’s Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings...        

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Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

September 25, 2014 10:01 am | by DARPA | Comments

Seeking to expand the nation’s capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, DARPA has released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography...            

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'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

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New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

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Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

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