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Photo of the Day: Single-Atom MRI Shed New Light on Protein Structures

October 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zürich | News | Comments

The sensor consisted of an impurity in diamond known as the nitrogen-vacancy centre. In this case, two carbon atoms are missing in the otherwise regular diamond lattice, while one of them is replaced by a nitrogen atom. The nitrogen-vacancy centre is both fluorescent and magnetic, making it suitable for extremely precise magnetic field measurements...            

Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology to Detect Cancer Earlier

October 21, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies...                     

Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 21, 2014 10:31 am | by AnthroTronix | News | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Provide Critical Feedback on Gas Turbine Valve Status

October 20, 2014 10:23 pm | by Macro Sensors | White Papers

The abundance of shale gas has increased demand for gas turbines throughout the world. To address demand, gas turbine manufacturers are not only building more turbines, but designing them to operate more efficiently...                                            

B&K Precision Donates Lab Equipment to Benefit Bourns College of Engineering Students

October 20, 2014 5:26 pm | by B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has outfitted the test benches in an electrical and computer engineering lab at Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) with all new, state-of-the art equipment. Victor Tolan, President and CEO of B&K Precision, has a penchant for equipping the engineers of tomorrow with the tools they need today...

Cisco and Sensity Systems Deliver IoT Applications Platform

October 20, 2014 5:21 pm | by Sensity | News | Comments

Cisco and Sensity Systems, announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for Cisco’s City Infrastructure Management (CIM) software...

TIA Voices Support for Next Generation Text-to-911 Applications

October 20, 2014 5:16 pm | by The Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to its request for comments on the continued evolution of text-to-911 applications...

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Mobile Interference Hunting System Makes Locating Interferers Easier, Faster, More Economical

October 20, 2014 5:02 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced mobile interference hunting system that helps field engineers and technicians locate sources of interference more accurately, efficiently, and economically. Integrating an easy-to-use interface, fast setup times, and numerous features to effectively hunt a variety of signal types...

NASA Engineer and Audio Legend Dies at 75

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | News | Comments

Soundmatters has announced the passing of its founder, NASA engineer and audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, on October 16th following an inspiring battle with gastric cancer. Born on April 9, 1939 in Bochum, Germany, Dr. Guenther earned his undergraduate degree in physics...              

Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 12:12 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about...         

Photos of the Day: Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:26 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has yet to propose rules to govern the use of commercial robotic aircraft in U.S. skies. But it predicts that 7,500 unmanned craft weighing 55 pounds or less will be operating in the U.S. by 2018...

Airware to Test Air Traffic Control for Commercial Drones

October 20, 2014 11:16 am | by Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year program will create a series of prototype air traffic management systems and could shape how widely commercial drones can be used.

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U.S. FCC to Look Into New-Generation Wireless Networks

October 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Alina Selyukh and Marina Lopes; Editing by Andrew Hay | News | Comments

U.S. regulators will look "to infinity and beyond" to harness new technology that can help build a new generation of mobile wireless connections. The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to open a so-called "notice of inquiry" into what it and the industry can do to turn a new swath of very high-frequency airwaves, previously deemed unusable for mobile networks, into mobile-friendly frequencies...

HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer that is finally available; a tool that broadcasts and receives information to truly bring to life one’s personal environment; the problem with electric cars; a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots; the RP6V2-C autonomous mobile robot syste; and welcome... 

Stanford Students Create Geographic Mapping Software That Tells the Story of Global Change

October 20, 2014 10:31 am | by Rob Jordan | News | Comments

An innovative project led by Stanford students harnesses the power of first-person and local news stories – presented in an interactive online map – to help people grasp the science of global environmental impacts on their communities...

Crystallizing the Complex 3D DNA Nanostructures

October 20, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices. DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices...

iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...              

Biological Debate Resolved with Electrostatic Force Microscopy

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Janet Lathrop, University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims...          

Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at its Kansas Headquarters

October 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce...                            

IBM to Hand Over its Costly Chip Division to Globalfoundries

October 20, 2014 9:05 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations...                         

What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 20, 2014 8:54 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the...                                 

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

Dispelling a Misconception about Mg-Ion Batteries

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop...            

The Social Web of Things

October 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our networked devices such as cars, domestic appliances and gadgets. The concept would also extend to the idea of those devices connecting...          

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