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Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 10:18 am | by University College London | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit...

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Spectacular 3-D Sketching System Revolutionizes Design Interaction and Collaboration

August 11, 2014 10:12 am | by University of Montreal | Comments

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. "Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching..."

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The Grass Really Is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots

August 11, 2014 10:07 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film that efficiently makes liquid crystal display screens more richly colored...

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On the Frontiers of Cyborg Science

August 11, 2014 10:02 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics...

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Mostly Positive Reviews for NFL's New Tablets

August 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | Comments

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs...

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Fusion Power in Our Future: Students Attend Science Research Camp

August 8, 2014 2:55 pm | by Ed Barmakian, The Altrernative Press | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research associate at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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Google Using Its Clout to Widen Use of Encryption

August 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results...

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Photos of the Day: Origami-Inspired Robots Become Transformers

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | Comments

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. "We demonstrated this process by building a robot that folds itself and walks away without human assistance..."

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Robots to See Through Solid Walls with Wi-Fi

August 7, 2014 4:23 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

Wi-Fi makes all kinds of things possible. We can send and receive messages, make phone calls, browse the Internet, even play games with people who are miles away, all without the cords and wires to tie us down. At UC Santa Barbara, researchers are now using ...

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NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3D Printed Space Cameras

August 7, 2014 4:15 pm | by NASA | Comments

By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components.“As far as I know, we are the first to ...     

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Sweat Sensors Sniff Out Fatigue, Stress, Even Fear

August 7, 2014 4:02 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Sweat can be a smelly messenger, but one that also carries a trove of valuable information about how our bodies are feeling. Scientists at several labs are now trying to pick its lock with nanotechnology, including know-how transferred from ...

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Use Gadgets to Stay Plugged In

August 7, 2014 3:48 pm | by Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Comments

It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, most want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can. As a result, companies are catering to hikers, bikers, skiers and paddle boarders by making an expanding number of products that protect smartphones...

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Diamonds are a Quantum Computer’s Best Friend

August 7, 2014 3:13 pm | by Vienna University of Technology | Comments

The Quantum Computer is the Holy Grail of quantum technology. Its computing power would eclipse even the fastest classical computers we have today. A team of researchers from TU Wien the National Institute for Informatics and NTT Basic Research Labs in Japan has now proposed...

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Small, Origami Pop-Up Robots Function Autonomously

August 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | Comments

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. "We demonstrated this process by building a robot that folds itself and walks away without human assistance..."

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Dynawave Announces AS9100 Certification

August 7, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dynawave Cable Incorporated | Comments

Dynawave Cable Incorporated announced certification to the AS9100 quality management system by accredited audit firm UL DQS Inc.AS9100 Certification is a prestigious status requiring companies to demonstrate practices and capabilities which meet the demanding, complex and unique requirements of the defense...

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