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Brain-Wave Headset Crowdsourced

January 26, 2015 | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

British company Flexctrl is crowdfunding a headset designed to enable users to control wireless devices with brain activity ...                                        

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Inventor of Now-Ubiquitous Laser Dies at 99

January 29, 2015 9:34 am | by LISA LEFF, Associated Press | Comments

Charles H. Townes, inventor of the laser and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died at 99 years old ...                                                 

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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report

January 28, 2015 5:39 pm | by NASA | Comments

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials ... 

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Former Samsung Engineer Develops File Sharing App

January 28, 2015 4:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

A former Samsung semiconductor design engineer has developed a file-sharing mobile app that is gaining ground in the United States, and has been a boon for Samsung, too. Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to smaller companies in the fields of engineering and product management ... 

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Google Awards Moon Prizes

January 28, 2015 3:43 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Google awarded $5.25 million in total to five teams in the Google Lunar X-Prize, the goal of which is to land a private spacecraft on the Moon ...                                           

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Rogers Corporation to Exhibit High Performance Circuit Materials at DesignCon

January 28, 2015 1:26 pm | by Rogers Corporation | Comments

Rogers Corporation will be showing samples of the Company’s wide range of industry-leading printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials at DesignCon January 28-January 29, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA ...              

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Misfit Wants This Wristband to Synch with Your Smart Home

January 28, 2015 12:39 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Fitness monitor company Misfit is adding the Internet of Things to its Flash sleep and activity tracker.  On. Jan. 27 the company released details about Misfit Bolt, a smart bulb that can personalize home lighting using the Flash wristband, and a partnership with Nest and several other smart home apps and hardware ...                   

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Photo of the Day: A View from the Edge of Space

January 28, 2015 11:24 am | by Philly Lim, World Scientific | Comments

Ease of access to ballooning, relatively low cost and the potential for quick turn-around response times create a large appeal for using this platform to perform novel science and to train new scientists ...                             

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Photo of the Day: The X-Ray Polarimeter X-Calibur

January 28, 2015 10:12 am | by Philly Lim, World Scientific | Comments

What are the high-energy processes in the Universe that occur in the immediate vicinity of a black hole? To study a question like this one cannot simply utilize a high-resolution telescope. Even with the best available telescopes, it is difficult or even impossible to directly resolve the regions of interest and the energies emitted from ...   

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What's Next for Apple after Record iPhone Sales?

January 28, 2015 10:06 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday ...                               

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Femtosecond Laser to Manipulate Valley Excitons

January 27, 2015 3:44 pm | by Lynn Yarris, DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is "valleytronics," in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors ...                        

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New Search Engine Lets Users Look for Results Faster

January 27, 2015 3:29 pm | by Tuukka Ruotsalo, Aalto University | Comments

The SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches into recognition tasks, by showing keywords related to the user's search in topic radar. People using SciNet can get relevant and diverse search results faster, especially when they do not know exactly what they are looking for or how to formulate a query to find it ...                 

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U.S Navy Seeks Permits to Expand Sonar-Emitting Buoys

January 27, 2015 9:56 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water ...                          

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Photo of the Day: A Neurostimulator that Makes People Cry

January 26, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

A Stanford University fellow developed implantable neurostimulators to create tears for people who suffer from dry eye ...                                 

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Researchers at Northewestern University Develop Infrared Technique that Operates at High Temps

January 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | Comments

From aerial surveillance to cancer detection, mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) radiation has a wide range of applications. And as the uses for high-sensitivity, high-resolution imaging continue to expand, MWIR sources are becoming more attractive ...                       

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EPFL Research Brings Reconfigurable Electronic Microchips Closer to A Reality

January 26, 2015 12:04 pm | by Leo Mc Gilly, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

EPFL researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to create conductive pathways several atoms wide in a material, to move them around at will and even to make them disappear. Their research is the subject of a recent article appearing in Nature Nanotechnology ...                   

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