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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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Mobile Interference Hunting System Makes Locating Interferers Easier, Faster, More Economical

October 20, 2014 5:02 pm | by Anritsu Company | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced mobile interference hunting system that helps field engineers and technicians locate sources of interference more accurately, efficiently, and economically. Integrating an easy-to-use interface, fast setup times, and numerous features to effectively hunt a variety of signal types...

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NASA Engineer and Audio Legend Dies at 75

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | Comments

Soundmatters has announced the passing of its founder, NASA engineer and audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, on October 16th following an inspiring battle with gastric cancer. Born on April 9, 1939 in Bochum, Germany, Dr. Guenther earned his undergraduate degree in physics...              

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The Brainstorm: Electronica 2014

October 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

What are the main wireless, RF, and microwave trends we will see displayed at Electronica 2014?                             

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Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 12:12 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about...         

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Photos of the Day: Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:26 am | Comments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has yet to propose rules to govern the use of commercial robotic aircraft in U.S. skies. But it predicts that 7,500 unmanned craft weighing 55 pounds or less will be operating in the U.S. by 2018...

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Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:16 am | by Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review | Comments

A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year program will create a series of prototype air traffic management systems and could shape how widely commercial drones can be used.

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U.S. FCC to Look Into New-Generation Wireless Networks

October 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Alina Selyukh and Marina Lopes; Editing by Andrew Hay | Comments

U.S. regulators will look "to infinity and beyond" to harness new technology that can help build a new generation of mobile wireless connections. The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to open a so-called "notice of inquiry" into what it and the industry can do to turn a new swath of very high-frequency airwaves, previously deemed unusable for mobile networks, into mobile-friendly frequencies...

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Stanford Students Create Geographic Mapping Software That Tells the Story of Global Change

October 20, 2014 10:31 am | by Rob Jordan | Comments

An innovative project led by Stanford students harnesses the power of first-person and local news stories – presented in an interactive online map – to help people grasp the science of global environmental impacts on their communities...

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Crystallizing the Complex 3D DNA Nanostructures

October 20, 2014 10:07 am | Comments

Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices. DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices...

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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...              

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Biological Debate Resolved with Electrostatic Force Microscopy

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Janet Lathrop, University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims...          

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Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at its Kansas Headquarters

October 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce...                            

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IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

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Photos of the Day: Smart Desk Connects to Wi-Fi

October 17, 2014 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Stir Kinetic is probably the world's first "smart" desk. It has a built-in touch screen, so you can see this either as a desk with a smartphone in it or a smartphone with a desk attached...                      

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