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Study Supports Free “Super WiFi”

November 25, 2014 12:09 pm | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) | Comments

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that will become free into common property and to use it to extend existing wireless networks ...       

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Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Explore the Nano World

November 25, 2014 12:02 pm | by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger, Technische Universität München | Comments

Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take “snapshots” of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the ...               

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A Spoon that Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's ...            

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Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

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Photos of the Day: Yellow SeaBED Robot Maps Antarctic Sea

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | Comments

SeaBED was fitted with an upward-looking sonar in order to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes. The AUV operated at a depth of 20 to 30 meters and was driven in a lawnmower pattern ...                   

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Driving Away Car Computer Hackers

November 24, 2014 9:48 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | Comments

Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road ...

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Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital Memory

November 24, 2014 8:54 pm | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska–Lincoln | Comments

Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM ...               

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End-to-End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 6:23 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems ...               

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Photos of the Day: eyeSight Turns User Into a Universal Controller

November 24, 2014 1:52 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | Comments

One problem with the number of living room gadgets available now is the number of remote controls that we need to use them. A new device from eyeSight seeks to remedy this issue by turning the user into a universal controller. Onecue allows users to control a host of devices via hand gestures. Onecue is primarily designed to control ...

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New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Air Travel Security

November 24, 2014 1:31 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures are making us any safer. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove ... 

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Do You Need to Break the Bank to Get a Good Phone?

November 24, 2014 12:10 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost. Sales of high-end Samsung and Apple phones remain robust, but demand for budget phones is ... 

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3 Ways to Watch Streaming Video on TV

November 24, 2014 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. After trying out 10 streaming devices ... 

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Antenna Arrays for Satellite Mission

November 24, 2014 11:49 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | Comments

The spacecraft bus configuration that carries the satellites is currently being assembled and tested. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in May 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018 ...                

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RedEye 3D & NASA JPL to Buils COSMIC-2 Satellite Antenna Array

November 24, 2014 11:48 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | Comments

The mission comprises a 12 satellite constellation, each satellite with 2 antennas. Through this project, RedEye successfully entered NASA JPL’s approved supplier list ...                                 

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Obama Presents the National Medals of Science, National Medals of Technology and Innovation

November 24, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

At a White House ceremony last Thursday, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. The awards are the nation's highest honors for achievement and...

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