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Photos of the Day: Resonant Inelastic Soft X-Ray Scattering

October 15, 2014 11:16 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | Comments

In RIXS, low-energy X-rays from synchrotron or X-ray free-electron laser light sources scatter off molecules within the studied material. If those molecules include light elements, such as the -OH group in alcohols, the complex spectra RIXS produces are difficult to interpret...                

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New Light on the 'Split Peak' of Alcohols

October 15, 2014 11:15 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | Comments

For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relatively new technique called resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering (RIXS) in the last few years, a persistent question has been how to account for "split peak" spectra seen in some hydrogen-bonded materials...                  

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Tiny, Sound-Powered Chip to Serve as Medical Device

October 15, 2014 11:12 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Medical researchers would like to plant tiny electronic devices deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain...                                    

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Study Shows Relationship Among Broadband Performance, Pricing, and Demand Worldwide

October 15, 2014 11:06 am | by Amanda Morris | Comments

Study shows a clearer understanding of how broadband services are used, how much bandwidth people actually need, and how the market impacts usage worldwide...  .

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New Wireless Communications Systems to Serve Remote & Rural Areas

October 15, 2014 10:47 am | by Talia S Ogliore, | Comments

Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation...                            

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WIND Hellas Acquires New 4G Spectrum

October 15, 2014 10:40 am | by WIND Hellas Telecommunications | Comments

WIND Hellas Telecommunications announced that following a multiple round auction it has acquired spectrum of 2 x 10MHz in the 800MHz band and 2 x 20MHz in the 2.6GHz band. The spectrum will support WIND Hellas’ current 4G roll-out and provide the necessary bandwidth to meet the traffic and network capacity demand of a growing market...

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Telco Systems' Release of CloudMetro 100

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Telco Systems | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release to market of the newest member of its Open Metro Edge solution, CloudMetro 100, a 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge. CloudMetro 100 is the latest product in Telco Systems’ SDN/NFV Open Metro Edge solution...

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Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

October 15, 2014 10:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Facebook and Apple will now be giving up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women...

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Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Synthesized in Microwave Oven

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Umeå University | Comments

The world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and the requirement of sustainable energy production calls for an urgent change in today’s fossil fuel based energy system. Research groups worldwide work intensively to develop novel advanced energy conversion and storage systems...

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NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

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Future Computers Could be Built from Magnetic 'Tornadoes'

October 15, 2014 9:20 am | by The University of Sheffield | Comments

Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could also be used to perform calculations, and so take on the role of a computer's central processing unit...

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Infographic: Putting Microwave Antennas on Trial

October 14, 2014 10:46 am | by CommScope | Comments

A new infographic recently released by CommScope explores the results of a recent implementation of the next generation of microwave antennas (ETSI Class 4-compliant Andrew Sentinel) in a Hungarian backhaul network...                       

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Can it Be Real? Augmented Reality Melds Work, Play

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A new set of Epson Moverio B200 glasses allow an entire world of virtual characters, objects, and structures to overlay and interact with users' real environment through so-called "augmented reality...                             

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South Korea Identity Thefts Forces ID Overhaul

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press | Comments

After an avalanche of data breaches, South Korea's national identity card system has been raided so thoroughly by thieves that the government says it might have to issue new ID numbers to every citizen over 17 at a possible cost of billions of dollars...                

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Review: Music Player Learns Your Tastes Over Time

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening habits and weighs such factors as whether it's a lazy Sunday morning. It then plays what it thinks you're in the mood for...               

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