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German Startup Factory Rocket Launches IPO

September 10, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise 750 million euros ($968 million) with a flotation "intended to take place later in 2014," giving no specific date...

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Review: Apple Watch Looks to Be Another Winner

September 10, 2014 9:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a ... 

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High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

September 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle...

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The World's Smallest Breathalyzer

September 9, 2014 9:27 pm | by Elevator Communications | Comments

Nearly every day a record breaking crowdfunding campaign catches the attention of the world with new devices that meld the worlds of software with hardware. And one key player in this revolution is 3D printing. The DrinkMate project, now on ...

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A Smart Fluorescent Antenna for Wi-Fi Applications

September 9, 2014 9:08 pm | by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) | Comments

A new invention uses ionized gas in fluorescent light tubes to transmit Internet wireless frequency signals throughout a building with the aid of already existing electrical wiring. Due to continuously evolving applications, the electronic ...

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Electronic Nose Can Help Customize Asthma Treatment

September 9, 2014 9:05 pm | by European Lung Foundation | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich on September ...

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Phosphorus a Promising Candidate for Nano-Electronic Applications

September 9, 2014 8:51 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs. That makes it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties ...  

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The Industrial Internet Will Monitor a Vast Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 8:46 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is ...

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You Won’t Be Replaced By a Robot

September 9, 2014 8:40 pm | by Steve Tally, Purdue University | Comments

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in such white collar occupations as ...

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New Remote-Sensing Instrument to Blaze a Trail on the ISS

September 9, 2014 8:25 pm | by NASA | Comments

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, a new instrument that will measure the character and worldwide distribution of the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke, will do more than gather data once it’s deployed on ...

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Doped Graphene Nanoribbons with Potential

September 9, 2014 7:24 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | Comments

Graphene is a semiconductor when prepared as an ultra-narrow ribbon – although the material is actually a conductive material. Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method ... 

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Layered Graphene Sandwich for Next Gen Electronics

September 9, 2014 6:38 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

In a recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology, researchers have demonstrated how combining two-dimensional materials in a stack could create perfect crystals capable of being used in next generation transistors. Hexagonal boron ...   

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Photo of the Day: Discover the Smart House: The Future Is Here

September 9, 2014 5:52 pm | by Mobile World Capital Barcelona | Comments

What will our houses be like in the future? Will the washing machines be connected? The light bulbs? The plants? Thousands of smart projects are being developed to automate the houses, to make them more efficient, more useful and easier for the users. We're showing you here some of the solutions to come...

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Photos of the Day: GE Leaves the Home

September 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | Comments

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry ...

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GE Gives Up On Consumers

September 9, 2014 10:42 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | Comments

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry ...

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