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Snowden, Assange Top Bill at Texas Tech Gathering

March 10, 2014 11:17 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, Texas, rather than Silicon Valley this time of the year...

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Stanford Engineers Create a Software Tool to Reduce the Cost of Cloud Computing

March 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | Comments

We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud but not much about the efficiency of data centers, those facilities where clusters of server computers work together to host applications ranging from social networks to big data analytics...                      

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Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

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Photos of the Day: World's Thinnest, Most Flexible Solar Cells

March 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Vienna University of Technology | Comments

It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties. As it turns out, there are other materials too, which can open up intriguing new technological possibilities if they are arranged in just one or very few atomic layers...

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Atomically Thin Solar Cells

March 10, 2014 9:50 am | by Vienna University of Technology | Comments

It does not get any thinner than this: The novel material graphene consists of only one atomic layer of carbon atoms and exhibits very special electronic properties. As it turns out, there are other materials too, which can open up intriguing new technological possibilities if they are arranged in just one or very few atomic layers...

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Software Analyzes Apps for Malicious Behavior

March 7, 2014 3:39 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play." Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed — without the permission of the user — additional programs which sent expensive text messages to premium services...

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Interactive Simulator for Vehicle Drivers

March 7, 2014 3:33 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Maximize mileage, safety, or operating life? Driving behavior behind the wheel has a big influence on the vehicle. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a driving simulator designed to make the "human factor“ more calculable for vehicle engineers. Simulations are an important development tool in the automobile and utility vehicle industries...

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Squeezing Light into Metals

March 7, 2014 3:16 pm | by University of Utah | Comments

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials...

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Colored Diamonds are a Superconductor’s Best Friend

March 7, 2014 3:04 pm | by UC Berkeley | Comments

Flawed but colorful diamonds are among the most sensitive detectors of magnetic fields known today, allowing physicists to explore the minuscule magnetic fields in metals, exotic materials and even human tissue. Researchers have now shown that these diamond sensors can measure the tiny magnetic fields in high-temperature superconductors...

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CTS Adds New Sales Representative

March 7, 2014 2:08 pm | by CTS Corporation | Comments

CTS Corporation, through its subsidiary, CTS Electronic Components, a leading provider of electronic components used in communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer applications, announces Chinook Technical Sales will be representing and promoting...

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Man Said to Create Bitcoin Denies It

March 7, 2014 9:36 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be...                       

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5 Things to Know about Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness Thursday as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery...                        

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Photos of the Day: Google's Mystery Barge

March 7, 2014 9:28 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Documents filed by Turner Construction Co. said the Treasure Island project would be part of a three-vessel fleet that would cost Google Inc. about $35 million...                               

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Up-Converted Radio

March 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Phillip F. Schewe, Joint Quantum Institute | Comments

Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background...                        

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Collecting Digital User Data without Invading Privacy

March 6, 2014 12:31 pm | by Saarland University | Comments

The statistical evaluation of digital user data is of vital importance for analyzing trends. But it can also undermine the privacy. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have now developed a novel cryptographic method that makes it possible to collect data and protect the privacy of the user at the same time...

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