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Atomically Thin Material Opens Door for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits

September 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light. Using a laser to excite electromagnetic waves called plasmons at the surface of the wire, researchers found that...

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

IDTechEx’s Wearable Technology Forecasts Come True: What Next

September 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analysts IDTechEx have been forecasting emerging technologies and their markets for 15 years; from printed electronics and 3D printing, to the Internet of Things and wearable technology. Our many PhD-level analysts are multi-lingual and, together with their teams, travel the world to understand what is going...

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Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat

September 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that's a wakeup call for a world...

SIGFOX Global Network Enabling One of World’s

September 4, 2014 10:37 am | by SIGFOX | News | Comments

SIGFOX is partnering with Securitas Direct and Abertis Telecom in Spain on one of the world’s most ambitious deployments of connected security devices. Securitas Direct, the leading security systems provider in Spain and Europe, will connect and monitor millions of devices in customers’ homes and businesses...

Qualcomm Offers New Development Kit With More Features

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Qualcomm Incorporated | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is broadening support for developers to simplify the design of products that use Wi-Fi to connect the Internet of Everything...

Study: Millennials Less Trusting Than Gen X Was

September 4, 2014 10:13 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy...

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Departments Use Technology to ID Troubled Officers

September 4, 2014 10:07 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government. While such "early warning systems" are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness...

PenStudy Demonstrates Wearable Sensors to Detect Firearm Use

September 3, 2014 8:48 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that wearable sensors could one day transform the correctional system by tracking gun use by community-based offenders, who account for a disproportionate share of fatal and non-fatal shootings...

Researchers Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Human Subjects

September 3, 2014 8:43 pm | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | News | Comments

In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLOS ONE the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the interne...

Wind Energy Cuts the Electricity Bill

September 3, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

  The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained...

Live from Inside a Battery

September 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact. However, when metallic lithium form...

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Changing Temperature Powers Sensors in Hard-to-Reach Places

September 3, 2014 2:01 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

A centuries-old clock built for a king is the inspiration for a group of computer scientists and electrical engineers who hope to harvest power from the air. The clock, powered by changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, was invented ...

Adding Cells is a Small Antenna Matter for CommScope

September 3, 2014 11:24 am | by CommScope | News | Comments

Wireless operators are adding more cell sites and more sectors to existing sites to meet the ballooning use of bandwidth by consumers. Complicating such “cell densification” efforts is the lack of space for new cell sites, challenging aesthetic requirements and tower leasing costs...

Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced it has entered into a Manufacturing Test License agreement with Broadcom Corporation. Through the MTL agreement, Rohde & Schwarz can provide certified verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers...

Siemens CVC Launched OTT SWIPE UX

September 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | News | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators today announced the worldwide market launch of OTT SWIPE UX as a Service. This latest product extension adds OTT SWIPE user experience to existing OTT platforms...

Antennas Provide Train-to-Track Communications

September 3, 2014 10:31 am | by HUBER+SUHNER | News | Comments

HUBER+SUHNER has been chosen to supply Thales with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) system of New York City Subway. CBTC enables a continuous, high capacity, two-way digital communication between each train and control center...

Allied Electronics Earns AS9120A Certification

September 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

Allied Electronics announced today that they have received their AS9102A certification. AS9120A is a quality management standard specifically designed to enhance and preserve the integrity of the supply chain for stocking distributors who supply products to customers within the aerospace industry.

Technology Underpins North American Usage Based Insurance Service

September 3, 2014 10:02 am | by Telit Technology | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that IMETRIK has selected Telit’s UE910 series module for its automotive insurance solution.  This is an offer that enables insurance companies to track and measure clients’ driving patterns in order to provide a usage-based insurance (UBI) program. 

Knowles Commits $100,000 to Support Diversity in Engineering

September 2, 2014 2:01 pm | by Knowles Corporation | News | Comments

Knowles Corporation has committed $100,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering to support female engineering students. Knowles, a Chicago company and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and ...

We Have Lost A Legend: Jack Wayman Dies

September 2, 2014 9:36 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

International CES founder and consumer electronics (CE) industry legend Jack Wayman died Saturday, August 30 of natural causes at the age of 92, announced Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “The consumer electronics industry has lost a legend..."

Engineers Develop New Sensor to Detect Tiny Individual Nanoparticles

September 1, 2014 10:21 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through viruses, air pollution, traffic emissions, cosmetics, sunscreen and electronics...

Breakthrough in Light Sources for New Quantum Technology

September 1, 2014 12:39 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is necessary to be able to create a stream of single photons and control their direction...

Copper Shines as Flexible Conductor

September 1, 2014 12:24 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts affordable enough for general use remains a challenge...

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