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Scientists Develop Ultra-Fast Electrical Circuits Using Light-Generated Tunneling Currents

April 9, 2014 1:23 pm | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, namely Dr Bai Ping of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Dr Michel Bosman of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering has successfully designed and fabricated electrical circuits that can operate...

Photos of the Day: Orientation Algorithm for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:42 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The algorithm is primarily intended to aid robots navigating unfamiliar buildings, not motorists navigating unfamiliar cities, but the principle is the same. It works by identifying the dominant orientations in a given scene, which it represents as sets of axes...                

Orienteering for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in June, MIT researchers will present a new algorithm that could make it much easier for computers to re-indentify their surroundings...                     

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Physicist Wins $1.3M Tech Prize for Data Storage

April 9, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the $1.3 million Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks...                     

New Wireless Technology Unwraps Mummies' Mysteries

April 9, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have used CT scans and volume graphics software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, internal organs — and in one case a brain-scooping rod left inside a skull by embalmers...                   

Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

April 9, 2014 10:13 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery...                       

ROHM Semiconductor and imec Join Forces for Ultra-low Power Radio R&D

April 8, 2014 1:46 pm | by imec & ROHM Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nanoelectronics research center imec and ROHM Semiconductor have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership for research collaboration on ultra-low power (ULP) radio technology for small battery-operated wireless devices...

Rebar Technique Strengthens Case for Graphene

April 8, 2014 11:04 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University...                                        

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Photos of the Day: Hybrid Nanotube-Graphene Material

April 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

The technique should make large, flexible, conductive and transparent sheets of graphene much easier to manipulate, which should be of interest to electronics manufacturers...                     

Nokia Gets Chinese Approval for Microsoft Deal

April 8, 2014 8:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft, removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) deal...                

High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 8:38 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Helen Keller National center, along with the Boston-based Perkins School for the Blind, is working with state agencies and others around the country to distribute items like refreshable Braille displays, amplified telephones, and computer programs that allow...                      

TIA Applauds the ITU for Defining the Development Sector Agenda

April 7, 2014 1:37 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has applauded the work of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Telecommunications Development Conference 2014, to define the agenda for the ITU Development Sector for the next four-year period. The ongoing two-week conference will focus on a broad range of policy issues relevant to the adoption and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Farsens Unveils the Pyros, A Battery-Free RFID Temperature Sensor Tag

April 7, 2014 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens has introduced the Pyros-TGT2-DWB, a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated temperature measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery...

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Sensor Platforms & ARM Introduce Open Source Software

April 7, 2014 12:27 pm | by Sensor Platforms & ARM | News | Comments

Sensor Platforms and ARM have announced the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. The software, called Open Sensor Platform (OSP), will simplify the integration of sensors across multiple applications, and provide a flexible framework for more sophisticated interpretation and analysis of sensor data...

Groundbreaking Optical Device Could Enhance Optical Information Processing, Computers

April 7, 2014 12:15 pm | by Joe Seltzer, Washington University | News | Comments

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler...

HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

Saelig's 3D Magnetometer Sensor

April 7, 2014 11:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has announced the IST8301C - a single-chip 3-axis digital magnetometer sensor, housed in an extremely small form factor (2.5 x 2.5 x 1.0mm) 12-pin BGA package. The IST8301C is an integrated chip containing...

Advantech 1U Server Extends Carrier Grade Product Line

April 7, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has rolled out a new addition to its carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant server line in a flexible and compact 1U package with a depth of just 20”. The CGS-3000 is optimized for the needs of network equipment...

Review: Ups and Downs with Google Glass Apps

April 7, 2014 11:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup...                                      

Photos of the Day: Giant Tetris Game Displayed on Skyscrapper

April 7, 2014 11:00 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building's glass facade normally display colorful patterns. On Saturday night, images of supersized shapes "fell" on two sides of the mirrored tower as competitors used joysticks to maneuver them, creating a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology...

Tetris in the Sky: Gamers Play on Philly Building

April 7, 2014 10:59 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper...                                    

ON Semiconductor Introduces Efficient Battery Monitors

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has introduced a new family of complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) ‘battery fuel gauge’ integrated circuits that provide accurate measurements of the remaining power...

Econais Launches the EC19W01

April 3, 2014 4:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais has announced the EC19W01, world’s smallest, smartest and most integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) module.  The EC19W01 offers low power drain and features fully integrated MCU, Wi-Fi, cloud...

New All Dielectric Self Supporting Fiber Cable

April 3, 2014 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

m2fx, the inventors and producers of patented Miniflex fiber cables, has launched its new All Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) cable. Designed to speed up the last mile of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Cabinet...

Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

April 3, 2014 2:51 pm | by Senaptic | News | Comments

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

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