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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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Photos of the Day: Satellites Help Create New Map of Ocean Floor

October 2, 2014 4:41 pm | by Cheryl Dybas, Mario Aguilera, National Science Foundation | Comments

Thousands of previously uncharted mountains rising from the seafloor, called seamounts, have emerged through the map, along with new clues about the formation of the continents...                                  

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MIT, Twitter Team Up on $10M Social Media Project

October 2, 2014 4:07 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them...             

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Cree Earns U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Readiness Level 8 Designation

October 2, 2014 1:47 pm | by Cree | Comments

Cree has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation...               

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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 1:29 pm | by Amanda Morris, McCormick School of Engineering | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments...             

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New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

October 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences...                  

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A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

October 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | Comments

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs...                                       

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Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture ‘Superhuman’ Navigation

October 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Debra Nowland, Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher...                  

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