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IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Innovation Continues with Launch of New Projects

January 22, 2014 11:06 am | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE announced initiation of three new standards-development projects and an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections activity that are all intended to expand the capabilities and relevance of the IEEE 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet.” Work is underway to amend the base standard in multiple ways...

New Transparent Display System Provide Heads-Up Data

January 22, 2014 10:27 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations...               

Turkeys Inspire Smartphone-Capable Early Warning System for Toxins

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California – Berkeley | News | Comments

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens...

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Photos of the Day: Turkey Inspired Bio Sensors

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

The turkey-inspired biosensors were exposed to a range of volatile organic compounds, including hexane, isopropyl alcohol and methanol, as well as vapor of the explosive chemical TNT, at concentrations of 300 parts per billion...                 

Texas Instruments Cutting 1,100 Jobs; 4Q Profit Up

January 22, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipmaker Texas Instruments said Tuesday that it will cut 1,100 jobs worldwide, about 3 percent of its workforce, to trim costs and will reduce its investments in certain markets...                                 

Ohio Man Questioned over Google Glass in Theater

January 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device....                               

Verizon Buys Intel Unit, Preps Mobile TV Service

January 22, 2014 10:00 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone. That's the vision outlined Tuesday after telecommunications giant Verizon Communications announced that it's buying Intel Media...                                   

VMware to Buy AirWatch for $1.18B in Cash

January 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cloud computing company VMware says it is buying mobile computing company AirWatch for about $1.18 billion in cash. The deal also includes about $365M million in installment payments and assumed unvested equity...                                    

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Experts: Target Hackers Will be Tough to Find

January 22, 2014 9:52 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It doesn't surprise experts that some debit and credit card numbers stolen from Target's computer systems may have surfaced among nearly 100 fake credit cards seized by police in Texas this week...                         

Semtech’s PCI Express 3.0 PHY IP Platform

January 21, 2014 1:39 pm | by Semtech | News | Comments

Semtech announced that its PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 PHY IP, part of the Snowbush IP platform, successfully completed the rigorous testing of the PCI-SIG and is now on the PCIe 3.0 Integrators List. The PCI-SIG integrators list maintains the gold standard by which companies developing PCI products make IP purchasing decisions. 

Saft Signs Multi-million Euro Energy Storage Contract for La Réunion Island

January 21, 2014 1:37 pm | by Saft | News | Comments

A consortium led by Saft has been awarded a multi-million euro project by Akuo Energy. This turnkey contract is realized in partnership with Ingeteam (Spain) - world leading manufacturer of power electronics and energy management systems– and Corex Solar (based in La Réunion) to build the Bardzour solar photovoltaic...

Shan Morgan Appointed President of Elma Electronic

January 21, 2014 1:34 pm | by Elma Electronic Group | News | Comments

The Board of Directors of the Elma Electronic Group announced the appointment of Shan Morgan as President of Elma Electronic Inc. effective January 1st, 2014. Shan succeeds Fred Ruegg, who became CEO of the Elma Group in September 2013. Prior to this appointment, Morgan was senior vice president of sales & marketing for the Systems group...

NuWaves Engineering's Sales Representative Network Expands with Addition of Aerogear Telemetry

January 21, 2014 1:29 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering announced that the company has added AeroGear Telemetry as an authorized representative of its products and design services for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South Central regions of the United States, in total covering 17 states as well as the District of Columbia.

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FCI Announces the Successful Completion of a New

January 21, 2014 1:24 pm | by FCI | News | Comments

FCI announced that it has raised a new $250 million syndicated term loan in the US institutional loan market. Proceeds from the new 7 year loan will be used to fund a distribution to its shareholders and pay for expenses in connection with the issuance. The facility as well as FCI is rated B1 and BB- by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s respectively.

Virginia Tech Researcher Develops Energy-Dense Sugar Battery

January 21, 2014 9:00 am | by Zeke Barlow, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable...                       

Photos of the Day: Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Wake Up Signal

January 21, 2014 8:52 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency received the all-clear message from its Rosetta spacecraft at 7:18 p.m. (1818 GMT; 1:18 p.m. EST) — a message that had to travel some 800 million kilometers (500 million miles)...                             

Comet-Chasing Probe Wakes Up, Signals Earth

January 21, 2014 8:50 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet...                 

Slumping Intel to Cut More than 5,000 Jobs in 2014

January 21, 2014 8:36 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost its earnings amid waning demand for its personal computer chips...                                  

Snowden Could Use a Trial to Showcase Spy Claims

January 21, 2014 8:35 am | by KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Should Edward Snowden ever return to the U.S., he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that...             

Researchers Develop Tools to Make Mobile Devices More Energy Efficient

January 20, 2014 3:06 pm | by Chriss Swaney, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Mobile devices are now so ubiquitous that they outnumber the human race, but most remain expensive to operate, consume gobs of scarce energy resources and compete for sparse spectral access on the airwaves...                             

Motion Engine Closes Seed Round of $1M

January 20, 2014 2:44 pm | by Motion Engine | News | Comments

The Montreal start-up firm Motion Engine a member of the MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI), has completed a seed stage round of financing totaling approximately $ 1 million to continue the development of its proprietary next-generation motion sensing enabled systems technology. Angel investors from Canada...

Photos of the Day: Broadband THz Wave Generation

January 20, 2014 10:10 am | by Jigang Wang and Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, Ames Lab | News | Comments

Terahertz electromagnetic waves occupy a middle ground between electronics waves, like microwave and radio waves, and photonics waves, such as infrared and UV waves. Potentially, THz waves may accelerate telecom technologies and break new ground in...                               

Highly Efficient Broadband Terahertz Radiation from Metamaterials

January 20, 2014 10:09 am | by Jigang Wang and Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, Ames Lab | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have demonstrated broadband terahertz (THz) wave generation using metamaterials. The discovery may help develop noninvasive imaging and sensing, and make possible THz-speed information communication, processing, and storage...                     

GPS Loggers Reveal Aerodynamics of Birds Flying in a V-Formation

January 20, 2014 9:43 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Researchers using custom-built GPS and accelerometer loggers, developed with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, (EPSRC), and attached to free-flying birds on migration, have gained ground-breaking insights into the mysteries of bird flight formation...                  

High Court Takes Cases on Cellphone Searches

January 20, 2014 9:36 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether police need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they have arrested. The court will hear two cases in which criminal defendants were convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms at least in part on the strength of evidence obtained by...             

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