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Cleveland Welcomes Growing Field of Server Farms

September 1, 2014 12:00 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | Comments

Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic cable and one of the safest environments in the U.S. for storing digital information...

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Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 11:43 pm | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ... 

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Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...

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Photo of the Day: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Who Is Hosting This? | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ...

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A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 11:21 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of ... 

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 11:18 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ... 

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Photos of the Day: NASA in the 1940s

August 28, 2014 4:19 pm | by NASA | Comments

An engine mechanic checks instrumentation prior to an investigation of engine operating characteristics and thrust control of a large turboprop engine with counter-rotating propellers under high-altitude flight conditions in the 20-foot-dianieter test section....

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New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession

August 28, 2014 4:13 pm | by Baylor University | Comments

For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They’re failing. Studies show that women are significantly underrepresented in the IT field, and the number of women who’ve graduated with degrees in computer and information science...

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Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by University of Vienna | Comments

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with strikingly counterintuitive features. For the first time, an image has been obtained without ever detecting the light that was used to illuminate the imaged object, while the light revealing the image never touches the imaged object...

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Inter-Dependent Networks Stress Test

August 28, 2014 3:44 pm | by Springer | Comments

A new study relies on a complex systems modeling approach to analyze inter-dependent networks and improve their reliability in the event of failure Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ancillary sub-systems structured like a network—including water for cooling...

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Obama Highlights New Program Aimed at Developing Novel Therapies

August 28, 2014 1:45 pm | by DARPA | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral nerve signals can actually exacerbate a condition, causing pain, inflammation or immune dysfunction...

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Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results

August 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Students’ designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance. In the 21st century, design contests have emerged as a way to make rapid progress on tough computational problems. The million-dollar Netflix Prize, which sought to improve Netflix’s movie recommendation algorithm...

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'Smart Skin' Will Enable Aircraft to Feel

August 28, 2014 1:12 pm | by BAE Systems | Comments

Work is underway at BAE Systems to give aircraft human-like ‘skin’, enabling the detection of injury or damage and the ability to ‘feel’ the world around them. Engineers at our Advanced Technology Centre are investigating a ‘smart skin’ concept which could be embedded with tens of thousands of micro-sensors...

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Stanford Eye Implant Could Lead to Better Glaucoma Treatments

August 28, 2014 1:07 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

Lowering internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant developed by Stephen Quake's lab could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure. For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves...

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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by Florida State University | Comments

Exciting new work has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a butterfly. Biwu Ma, associate professor, created the molecule in a lab about a decade ago, but has continued to discover that his creation...

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