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Vodafone Report Sparks Global Surveillance Debate

June 8, 2014 4:05 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret...

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Testing and Engineering Services, VNA, TDR

June 8, 2014 3:55 pm | by D-COAX | Comments

D-COAX has introduced Testing and Engineering Services business segment to assist their customers with design, prototyping and production of the microwave interconnects. Tests Services include characterization or production testing in the Time Domain...

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USI Selects GreenPeak ZigBee for High-Growth Smart Home Market

June 8, 2014 3:51 pm | by GreenPeak Technologies | Comments

USI, Universal Scientific Industrial has joined forces with GreenPeak Technologies to develop a high performance and low cost ZigBee module for Smart Home sensor devices. The new USI ZigBee module enables a swift implementation with minimal integration...

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Agilent Technologies and Cascade Microtech Announce Alliance

June 8, 2014 3:46 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies and Cascade Microtech announced a strategic alliance to provide fully configured and validated RF measurement solutions that streamline wafer-level semiconductor measurements while delivering guaranteed configuration, installation and support...

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MACOM Accredited as ‘Trusted Foundry’ by Department Of Defense

June 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by MACOM | Comments

MACOM announced that its wafer fabrication facility in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been accredited by the Department of Defense as a Category 1A Trusted Foundry. This DoD accreditation distinguishes MACOM as a trusted manufacturer of integrated circuits...

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Exploring Technologies in the Race for Flexible and Wearable Phones

June 8, 2014 3:40 pm | by IDTechEx | Comments

Mobile phones and associated wearable electronics are now part of what is called the Internet of People. They will often have very flexible displays, some tightly rolled into a conventional phone body. When pulled out, these screens will gather...

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Photos of the Day: HorseFly 'Octocopter' Primed to Fly to Your Front Door

June 6, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

Have you ever seen a horse fly? Maybe you have, but never like this one. This HorseFly has eight rotors, a wirelessly recharging battery and a mission to deliver merchandise right to your doorstep. The University of Cincinnati and AMP Electric Vehicles collaborated on the HorseFly...

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The Ultimate UAV for Safely Delivering Goods

June 6, 2014 10:54 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

Have you ever seen a horse fly? Maybe you have, but never like this one. This HorseFly has eight rotors, a wirelessly recharging battery and a mission to deliver merchandise right to your doorstep. The University of Cincinnati and AMP Electric Vehicles collaborated on the HorseFly...

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Can Virtual Reality Therapy Help Alleviate Chronic Pain?

June 5, 2014 8:54 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | Comments

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception...

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A New Way to Make Laser-like Beams Using 1,000x Less Power

June 5, 2014 8:50 pm | by University of Michigan | Comments

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed...

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Overcoming Barriers to Successful Use of Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

June 5, 2014 8:46 pm | by National Academy of Sciences | Comments

While civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary changes with the emergence of increasingly autonomous unmanned aircraft, these new systems pose serious questions about how they will be safely and efficiently integrated into the existing civil aviation structure...

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Continuous Terahertz Sources at Room Temperature

June 5, 2014 8:41 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Imagine a technology that could allow us to see through opaque surfaces without exposure to harmful x-rays, that could give us the ability to detect harmful chemicals and bio-agents from a safe distance, and that could enable us to peer so deeply into space...

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Making Artificial Vision Look More Natural

June 5, 2014 8:34 pm | by NIH/National Eye Institute | Comments

In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people...

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Are Squiggly Lines the Future of Password Security?

June 5, 2014 8:27 pm | by Rutgers University | Comments

As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical than ever. A new Rutgers University study shows...

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U.S. General Says SKorea Databases Hacked

June 5, 2014 8:23 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The top U.S. military official in South Korea said a hacking incident might have compromised the personal information of thousands of South Koreans employed by the American command. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces in South Korea...

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