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Smart, Eco-Friendly New Battery to Solve Problems

September 29, 2014 | by Daniel Brandell, Uppsala University | Comments

Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come up with a highly interesting alternative. Their study will be presented soon in the scientific journal ChemSusChem...             

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API Technologies to Showcase RF, Microwave, and Millimeter Wave Product Solutions

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by API Technologies | Comments

New standard and configurable products get international debut at Europe’s largest microwave technology event. API Technologies announced it will present its full line of RF/Microwave products at European Microwave Week at Fiera de Roma in Rome, Italy...

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Eurotech Announced ReliaGATE 10-20 Multi-Service Gateway for IoT Applications

September 29, 2014 12:46 pm | by Eurotech | Comments

Eurotech announced the ReliaGATE 10-20, an industrial grade multi-service gateway and edge controller designed with flexible connectivity options to enable Internet of Things applications. Based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor optimized for high performance and energy efficient processing...

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Kura 1.0 Java-OSGi Framework for M2M Gateways and Smart Sensors

September 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by Eurotech | Comments

Eurotech announced the official release of Kura 1.0, the Java OSGi software framework for M2M multiservice gateways and smart sensors, which has graduated from the Incubation Phase to Mature Phase within the Eclipse Foundation project lifecycle. Kura Release 1.0 is the result of Eurotech’s commitment and contribution to Eclipse Kura...

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Kura 1.0 Java-OSGi Framework for M2M Gateways and Smart Sensor

September 29, 2014 12:28 pm | by Eurotech | Comments

Eurotech announced the official release of Kura 1.0, the Java OSGi software framework for M2M multiservice gateways and smart sensors, which has graduated from the Incubation Phase to Mature Phase within the Eclipse Foundation project lifecycle. Kura Release 1.0 is the result of Eurotech’s commitment and contribution to Eclipse Kura...

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New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 29, 2014 11:09 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy use.

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Photos of the Day: Structural Health Monitoring Sensors

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Delta Air Lines Inc. and a foreign aircraft manufacturer have partnered with Sandia researchers in two separate programs to install about 100 sensors on their commercial aircraft. These teams worked together to provide the installation procedures for technicians and now oversee monitoring of the in-flight tests...            

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In-Flight Sensor Tests a Step Toward Structural Health Monitoring for Safer Flights

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Heather Clark, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process that will make the sensors widely available to U.S. airlines...

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Constant Phone Calls Allowed on European Flights

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by DAVID RISING, Associated Press | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights...                          

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Tech-Friendly Cities Struggle with New Biz Rules

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | Comments

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries...              

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5 Questions, Answers on 'Net Neutrality'

September 29, 2014 11:00 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster...                    

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Drones Left Out of Air Traffic Plans

September 26, 2014 12:02 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Comments

Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky ...

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Photos of the Day: Diving Robot Searches for Contraband

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 26, 2014 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...

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Mechanized Human Hands

September 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created that could improve the transmission of mechanical forces and movement while implanted inside the body...

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Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

Big disasters almost always result in big power failures. Not only do they take down the TV and fridge, they also wreak havoc with key infrastructure like cell towers. That can delay search and rescue operations at a time when minutes count. Now, a team has developed a tabletop model of a robot team that can bring power...

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