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Robot Builds on Insights into Atlantic Razor Clam Dynamics

March 25, 2014 11:26 am | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent, RoboClam | Comments

The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam...                           

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Electronic Medication Alerts Designed with Provider in Mind Reduce Prescribing Errors

March 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Cindy Fox Aisen, Indiana University | Comments

Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders in...                        

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Engineers Design ‘Living Materials’

March 24, 2014 11:41 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

The new materials represent a simple demonstration of the power of this approach, which could one day be used to design more complex devices such as solar cells, self-healing materials, or diagnostic sensors...                

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Photo of the Day: Hybrid Materials Conduct Electricity for Diagnostic Sensors

March 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

These hybrid materials could be worth exploring for use in energy applications such as batteries and solar cells...                                      

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Experiment Opens the Door to Multi-Party Quantum Communication

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Nick Manning, University of Waterloo | Comments

In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now with space-like separation, scientists have...                   

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Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

March 24, 2014 10:32 am | by KATY DAIGLE, AP Environment Writer | Comments

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone, or create charcoal to combat climate change...                                 

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Police Keep Quiet about Cell-Tracking Technology

March 24, 2014 10:28 am | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | Comments

Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do...                       

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Report: NSA Targeted Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

March 24, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer...                      

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China Demands Answers from U.S. over Spying Claims

March 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions...                                 

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Discovery of New Semiconductor Holds Promise for 2D Physics and Electronics

March 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | Comments

From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry...         

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New InInfrared Technique Aims to Remotely Detect Dangerous Materials

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Brigham Young University | Comments

For most people, infrared technology calls to mind soldiers with night-vision goggles or energy audits that identify where heat escapes from homes during the winter season...                       

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Pseudogap Theory Puts Physicists Closer to High-Temperature Superconductors

March 21, 2014 10:58 am | by Nick Manning, University of Waterloo | Comments

Physicists are one step closer to developing the world’s first room-temperature superconductor thanks to a new theory from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and Perimeter Institute...                                

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As Age-Friendly Technologies Emerge, Experts Recommend Policy Changes

March 21, 2014 10:40 am | by The Gerontological Society of America | Comments

From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to the latest issue of...                         

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Microsoft Says it Snooped on Hotmail to Track Leak

March 21, 2014 10:30 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Microsoft, which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets...                     

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Infographic: Visualizing the Gadget Hoarding Epidemic

March 21, 2014 10:10 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Comments

As new technology advances faster every day, old technology has to end up somewhere. We all have an old cell phone lying in a drawer or an old VCR that we just can't give up. Now, according to a recent survey, those of us that can't give up old technology may be suffering from ...

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