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Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries

March 26, 2013 9:44 am | by Rice University | Comments

The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan determined that the well-studied material is a superior cathode for batteries that could supply both high energy density and significant power density. The research appears online this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.


British Teenage Whiz Strikes Deal with Yahoo

March 26, 2013 9:13 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Seventeen-year-old Nick d'Aloisio, who dreamed up the idea for the content-shortening program when he was studying for his exams, said he was surprised by the deal. As with its other recent acquisitions, Yahoo didn't disclose how much it is paying for Summly, although British newspapers suggested the deal's value at several million dollars.


Techie Fired After Tweeting About Men's Comments

March 25, 2013 11:30 am | by Martha Mendoza and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Comments

A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley. Adria Richards wrote on her blog at that she was seated...


Compact Radar Takes an Inside View

March 25, 2013 11:06 am | by German Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP | Comments

The W-band radar is equipped with a 3-channel antenna with dielectric lenses. © Fraunhofer IAFThe human eye cannot see through wood, paper, or plastic. But a compact radar with a modular design now makes it possible to see the invisible:The millimeter wave sensor penetrates non-transparent material.


Google Exec Urges Myanmar to Embrace Free Speech

March 22, 2013 9:40 am | by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press | Comments

Google on Thursday launched a local homepage,, which will allow the tailoring of Myanmar content. On Wednesday it unblocked the Google Apps store to allow access from within Myanmar. The U.S. lifted most sanctions on doing...


BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone is Outdated

March 22, 2013 9:35 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry on Friday, more than six weeks after RIM launched the devices elsewhere.


SKorea Misidentifies China as Cyberattack Origin

March 22, 2013 9:33 am | by SAM KIM, Associated Press | Comments

In an embarrassing twist to a coordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source. A joint team of government and private experts still...


IEEE ICC 2013 to Explore Latest Advances for “Bridging the Broadband Divide” in Budapest, Hungary from June 9 – 13

March 21, 2013 1:19 pm | by IEEE International Conference on Communications | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), the leading international venue dedicated to the advancement of wireless and wireline communications worldwide, will hold its next annual event in the Central European cultural and industrial center of Budapest Hungary...


Dartmouth Researchers Invent Real Time Secondhand Smoke Sensor

March 21, 2013 9:59 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Making headway against a major public health threat, Dartmouth College researchers have invented the first ever secondhand tobacco smoke sensor that records data in real time, a new study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research shows.


HP Develops Glasses-Free 3D for Mobile Devices

March 21, 2013 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a viewing angle so wide that viewers can see an object more fully just by tilting the screen.Glasses-free 3-D is not unique. Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s 3DS handheld allows video game play...


Wireless, Implanted Sensor Broadens Range of Brain Research

March 21, 2013 9:42 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering | Comments

A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to allowing for more natural studies of brain activity in moving subjects...


Remote Monitors from Global Monitoring to Optimize Operations

March 21, 2013 9:37 am | by Nomadic Safety; Global Monitoring | Comments

To reduce maintenance costs and improve customer service related to the performance of its safety trailers used on remote works sites, Nomadic Safety is installing Remote Monitors from Global Monitoring on its trailers to track various operating parameters. 


QuickLogic’s ArcticLink III VX6 Supports Embedded and External Displays from a Single Processor Display Output

March 20, 2013 5:22 pm | by QuickLogic Corporation | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation [NASDAQ: QUIK], the innovator in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), announced today the immediate availability of its new ArcticLink III VX6 solution platform device.


Fantastic Flash Memory Combines Graphene and Molybdenite

March 20, 2013 10:38 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties -- graphene and molybdenite -- into a flash memory prototype that is very promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption.


MIT to Release Documents about Activist Swartz

March 20, 2013 10:30 am | by MARK PRATT, Associated Press | Comments

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January as he faced trial on hacking charges.



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