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Quantum Sensor’s Advantages Survive Entanglement Breakdown

March 9, 2015 12:04 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing — solving problems that classical computers can’t, perfectly secure communication — depends on a phenomenon called “entanglement,” in which the physical states of different quantum particles become interrelated ...

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Photos of the Day: Human-Robot Teams Attempt Simulated Disaster Response

March 9, 2015 10:53 am | by DARPA | Comments

To qualify for the DRC Finals, the new teams had to submit videos showing successful completion of five sample tasks: engage an emergency shut-off  switch, get up from a prone position, locomote ten meters without falling, pass over a barrier, and rotate a circular valve 360 degrees ...

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25 Teams Make the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 9, 2015 10:47 am | by DARPA | Comments

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, outside of Los Angeles. In the competition, human-robot teams will be tested on capabilities that could enable them to provide assistance in future natural and man-made disasters ...

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ASU Researchers Explore New Energy Storage Technology

March 9, 2015 10:29 am | by Jenny Green, Arizona State University | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have also grown in popularity for military, electric vehicle and aerospace applications ...

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Human Hearts on A Chip Aid Drug Screening

March 9, 2015 10:24 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | Comments

A group of researchers are presenting a network of pulsating cardiac muscle cells housed in an inch-long silicone device that effectively models human heart tissue, and they have demonstrated the viability of this system as a drug-screening tool by testing it with cardiovascular medications ...

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MH370 Report Reveals Underwater Locator Beacon Battery Had Expired

March 9, 2015 10:13 am | by EILEEN NG, Associated Press | Comments

The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014 ...

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Apple Watch's Features & Functions Unveiled

March 9, 2015 10:07 am | by Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday ...                              

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NASA Launches 2015 Space Apps Challenge to Spark Innovation

March 6, 2015 5:27 pm | by NASA | Comments

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 10-12 at more than 135 locations worldwide, including New York, host of the event’s Global Mainstage. During this three-day code-a-thon, participants are asked ... 

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Five Take Aways from MWC 2015

March 6, 2015 4:02 pm | by Ovum | Comments

MWC 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point ...

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Internet Invades Everything at Gadget Fair in Barcelona

March 6, 2015 10:25 am | by JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press | Comments

The pervasive creep of the Internet from computers and phones to all kinds of objects is the theme of this year's edition of the Mobile World Congress wireless show. For those who couldn't join the tens of thousands in Barcelona for the four-day event, here is a look at some of the quirkiest innovations on display ...                

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For Virtual Reality Creators, a Question of Control

March 6, 2015 10:24 am | by DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer | Comments

At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter ...           

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Flexible Films for Touch Screen Applications Achieve Longer Lasting Display

March 6, 2015 9:52 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Today, touch screens are everywhere, from smart phones and tablets, to computer monitors, to interactive digital signage and displays. Many touch screens are made of layered thin (billionths of a meter thick) films of indium-tin oxide, an inorganic material that is electrically ...

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DIY Printing Custom Touch-Sensitive Displays

March 5, 2015 2:48 pm | by Dr. Jürgen Steimle, Saarland University | Comments

The postcard shows a vintage automobile. With the push of a button, the rear axis and the steering wheel rod of the vehicle light up in the same color. This is made possible by two parts of a flexible touchscreen display that match up exactly with the shape of the car parts depicted. A team of computer scientists around Saarland University researcher Jürgen Steimle printed the display on a regular inkjet printer ...

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MIMOtech's Air Division Duplexing

March 4, 2015 4:10 pm | by MIMOtech | Comments

MIMOtech has announced the launch of the Janus AirDuplex range of ultra-high capacity microwave backhaul radios, challenging traditional assumptions about capacity and bandwidth ...

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An Innovative Global Navigation Satellite System Solution for the Communications Market

March 4, 2015 3:55 pm | by Microsemi Corporation | Comments

Microsemi Corporation has announced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution required for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a GNSS receiver and antenna ...             

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