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Guarding Against 'Carmageddon' Cyberattacks

June 11, 2014 3:07 pm | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

The potential value of turning the nation's freeways into "smart transportation systems" is enormous. Equipping the nation's concrete arteries with a nervous system of computers and sensors that directly control on-ramp signals to keep traffic moving...

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Researchers Find Weird Magic Ingredient for Quantum Computing

June 11, 2014 3:02 pm | by University of Waterloo | Comments

A form of quantum weirdness is a key ingredient for building quantum computers according to new research from a team at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing. In a new study published in the journal Nature, researchers have shown...

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Telehealth Improves Forensic Examinations for Sexual Abuse

June 11, 2014 2:57 pm | by University of California - Davis Health System | Comments

Researchers have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse. Published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, the study showed that clinicians with access to...

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Contextuality Puts the 'Magic' in Quantum Computing

June 11, 2014 2:51 pm | by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research | Comments

A new theoretical advance explains where the power of quantum computation comes from, and will help researchers design and build better computers and algorithms. The strange properties of quantum mechanics give quantum computers the potential to...

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Improvements in MRIs, Other Image-Detection Applications on the Horizon

June 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Researchers are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. A paper in Nano Letters journal describes a technique...

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Alibaba's First U.S. Presence 11 Main Debuts

June 11, 2014 1:50 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer | Comments

China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers. Industry watchers will be paying close attention because...

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Photo of the Day: NASA's Orion Spacecraft Stacks Up for First Flight

June 11, 2014 9:17 am | by NASA | Comments

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step...

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NASA Engineers Finish Up Orion's Modules

June 11, 2014 9:09 am | by NASA | Comments

With just six months until its first trip to space, NASA’s Orion spacecraft continues taking shape at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Engineers began stacking the crew module on top of the completed service module Monday, the first step...

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The Brainstorm: V2V Communication

June 11, 2014 8:52 am | by Yuzuru Takeuchi, NDK America | Comments

When it comes to V2V communication, what existing technologies can be leveraged to accelerate in-vehicle equipment? "At this point, it is difficult to specify a certain technology, but it can be said that smartphones and tablet PCs have the potential...."

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TriQuint’s High Performance GaN Solutions

June 11, 2014 8:45 am | by TriQuint Semiconductor | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. showcased its new, high performance technologies at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium / Microwave Theory and Techniques exhibition. “TriQuint is on track to deliver more than 75 new products to the..."

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China's Startups Hope for Boom after Alibaba IPO

June 11, 2014 8:39 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | Comments

Nils Pihl has spent 18 months building what he calls cutting-edge software to crunch "really big data sets." But instead of going to Silicon Valley, the 27-year-old Swede and his four colleagues have been working on his invention from a small apartment...

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Google Buying Satellite Maker Skybox for $500M

June 11, 2014 8:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world. The $500 million acquisition announced...

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Poland Wins 1st World Computer Coding Championship

June 11, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Polish team Need for C has won the world's first computer coding championship held in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Creating and driving virtual Formula-1 racing cars on a track projected onto a large screen in a converted cable factory...

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Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes

June 10, 2014 5:04 pm | by University of California, Riverside | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics...

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Microwave Heating May Impact Electronics Manufacture

June 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency...

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