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Photos of the Day: Wearable Devices & Cartoon Avatars at SXSW

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Comments

My last day at SXSW I cruised the showroom floor and tried out some of the wearable devices on display, made a cartoon avatar of myself, and learned more about the Internet of Tomorrow ...

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The Latest Way to Pay Someone from Your Phone: Facebook

March 18, 2015 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook's Messenger app will soon let you send your friends money, the latest in a crowded field of services aimed at an increasingly wireless and cashless generation ...

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Google's Moonshots, Gender Bias at South by Southwest

March 18, 2015 11:15 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Music flooded into the streets around Austin's convention center as South by Southwest's music festival kicked off and the interactive portion wrapped up. The head of Google's (X) division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor ...

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Photos of the Day: Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at SXSW

March 16, 2015 3:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

Look who made an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas today--Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell! WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the show. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow ... 

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A New Method For Making Perovskite Solar Cells

March 16, 2015 1:36 pm | by Brown University | Comments

Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath to create perovskite crystals, rather than the blast of heat ... 

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Researchers Increase Energy Density of Lithium Storage Materials

March 16, 2015 1:31 pm | by Karlsruher Institut Fur Technologie (KIT) | Comments

The lithium ion battery currently is the most widespread battery technology. It is indispensable for devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or cameras. Current research activities are aimed at reaching higher lithium storage densities in order to increase the amount of ... 

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Photos of the Day: Live from South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 16, 2015 12:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

WDD editor Meaghan Ziemba (@MZiembaWDD) is tweeting live from the South by Southwest (SXSW) show in Austin, Texas this week. Check out some of the cool pics she's snapped so far, and follow her on Twitter for real-time updates and sneak peeks of the show ... 

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Seventh Annual SXSW Accelerator Startup Competition Announces 2015 Winners

March 16, 2015 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

The world’s most innovative technology solutions were in the spotlight March 14-15 at the seventh annual SXSW Accelerator startup competition, presented by Oracle, which wrapped up tonight with an awards ceremony that recognized this year’s winners. Six leading startups ...

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Researchers Synthesize New Thin-Film Material for Use in Fuel Cells

March 13, 2015 4:08 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers from Cornell University have synthesized a new thin-film catalyst for use in fuel cells. In a paper published March 10 in the journal APL Materials, from AIP Publishing, the team reports the first-ever epitaxial thin-film growth of Bi2Pt2O7 pyrochlore, which could ... 

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New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

March 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a technology--full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs)--that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio. Up to now, this has been thought ... 

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Mars Rover Moving Robotic Arm Again After Electrical Short

March 13, 2015 11:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars. The space agency said Thursday that Curiosity transferred a powder sample from a recent rock drilling to an onboard laboratory to ... 

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Photos of the Day: Italy’s First Built F-35A Unveiled

March 13, 2015 10:46 am | by Lockheed Martin | Comments

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace ... 

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Wireless, Magnetic Brain Stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:30 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, without ... 

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High Power, High Safety Oxide-Based Negative Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Battery

March 13, 2015 10:17 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | Comments

Mixed Ti-Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li-ion battery with high safety because the potential (= 1.6 V vs. Li/Li+) for Li storage of TNO should avoid possible Li plating or formation of Li dendrites and the short circuit ... 

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NASA Spacecraft in Earth’s Orbit, Preparing to Study Magnetic Reconnection

March 13, 2015 2:16 am | by NASA | Comments

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. This process is thought to be the catalyst for some...

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