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Photos of the Day: NOAA's JPSS CERES Instrument Completes Testing

April 28, 2014 10:08 am | by Rob Gutro, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

CERES builds on the highly successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanners flown on legacy NOAA polar satellites and on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) missions...                    

Quintron DICES VoIP Supports First ULA Mission

April 28, 2014 10:02 am | by Janet Roberts, Alan Herman & Associates | News | Comments

Santa Maria, CA - Quintron Systems, Inc., the recognized leader in advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control/intrusion detection systems, announces successful support of the first launch operation for its DICES VoIP system for United Launch Alliance (ULA)...

ILS Technology and Jasper Collaborate to Help Mobile Operators Deliver Innovative IoT Applications

April 28, 2014 9:36 am | by Sara Brown, Telit | News | Comments

London, UK – ILS Technology, a Telit company, and Jasper today announced their expanded collaboration to help mobile operators deploy successful IoT initiatives on the Cloud-based Jasper Platform and the deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP) from ILS Technology...

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Stanford Research Reveals New Ways to Study & Control Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Sometimes engineers invent something before they fully comprehend why it works. To understand the "why," they must often create new tools and techniques in a virtuous cycle that improves the original invention while also advancing basic scientific knowledge...                              

Time-Lapse Studies of Crystallization

April 28, 2014 9:28 am | by Gaurav Giri, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

The process of crystallization normally occurs in the blink of an eye, and the researchers needed to understand it at the nanoscale. To do this they had to create a way to record and visualize molecules as they formed crystals in slow motion...                  

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

April 28, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American's virtual home?                           

Closing Arguments Set in Apple-Samsung Trial

April 28, 2014 9:00 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers is scheduled to wrap up this week after a month-long trial that has pulled the curtain back on just how very cutthroat the competition is between Apple and Samsung...                               

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Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

LTE Innovation Summit: The Tremendous Trio

April 25, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In its fifth year, the LTE Innovation Summit brought together technology leaders, companies and engineers from across the mobile wireless ecosystem to focus on the key design and testing challenges facing the industry today – and well into the future...                          

‘Double-Duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-Lived Batteries

April 25, 2014 10:04 am | by Morgan McCorkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible...                       

Meet the Board: Matt Lee – Oscium

April 25, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Today, Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is introducing Matt Lee, founder and technical lead at Oscium, a company that delivers personal instrumentation that leverages the easy-to-use interface of the iPad, iPhone and iPod...                       

Google's Top Social Networking Executive Departs

April 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook...                           

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Nokia, Microsoft Complete $7.5B Cellphone Deal

April 25, 2014 9:37 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Friday it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865...                     

Cloud Strength Helps Microsoft Earnings Top Street

April 25, 2014 9:35 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing...                              

U.S. Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 25, 2014 9:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes...                              

Anritsu Names Alexander Vice President and General Manager of Americas Sales Region

April 24, 2014 4:20 pm | by Kim Collins, Director, Americas Marketing | News | Comments

Richardson, TX – Anritsu has announced the appointment of Pete Alexander, PhD, as Vice President and General Manager of Anritsu Company, the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation...                                                  

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

Astroparticle Physics Methodology Applied to Nuclear Facility Monitoring

April 24, 2014 12:13 pm | by Dr. Nils Haag, Technische Universität München | News | Comments

When monitoring nuclear reactors, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has to rely on input given by the operators. In the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring...                 

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

April 24, 2014 11:53 am | by Julie Cohen | News | Comments

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena...                    

WSU Innovation Improves Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | News | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                                                

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

Russian Social Media CEO Quits, Flees Country

April 24, 2014 10:27 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of Russia's leading social media network — a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg — has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership...              

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

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