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IDT Lowers Cost of Test by Adopting the NI Semiconductor Test System

August 13, 2014 4:38 pm | by Glen E. Peer, Integrated Device Technology Inc. | News | Comments

“Traditional ATE systems require major costly retooling efforts on the test floor as generations of test systems become obsolete or unable to meet new test requirements, but the nature of the open PXI architecture of the STS helps us retain our original investment and build upon it, rather than throw it away..."

IEEE ICC 2015 Dedicates Conference to 'Smart City & Smart World' Innovations

August 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

Themed “Smart City & Smart World,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications will hold its next premier international event from June 8 – 12 in the global cultural center of London, UK surrounded by world-class shopping, fine restaurants and located just minutes from iconic attractions like Canary Wharf...

AAMI Releases FAQ Resource on Wireless Challenge in Healthcare

August 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

That is the first question in a new document of FAQs dealing with the wireless challenge in healthcare. Released by AAMI, the project is the work of AAMI’s Wireless Strategy Task Force, which was created in the fall of 2012 to dig deeper into the wireless challenges that many healthcare facilities now face...

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Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics...

Photos of the Day: 'Street View' Goes Undersea

August 13, 2014 9:44 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. government scientists are learning to use specialized fisheye lenses underwater in the Florida Keys this week in hopes of applying "street view" mapping to research and management plans in marine sanctuaries nationwide ...  

Google Maps Underwater Wonders

August 13, 2014 9:43 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders...

A New Class of Semiconducting Materials

August 13, 2014 1:09 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic "hybrid" perovskites. The term "perovskites..."

Robotic-Assisted Imaging

August 13, 2014 1:05 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

  While in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai used a computer to perform a robot-assisted trans-Atlantic ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. In another study Kurt Boman, MD, of Umeå University in Sweden...

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Could Hemp Nanosheets Topple Graphene for Making the Ideal Supercapacitor?

August 13, 2014 12:58 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors...

Angling in the Data Lake

August 13, 2014 12:53 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to the ...        

Apple's Tech Jobs Held Mostly by White, Asian Men

August 13, 2014 12:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent...

Challenges & Strategies for Women Pursuing STEM Careers

August 12, 2014 5:17 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

As a national push continues to recruit talented girls and young women into math- and science-related careers, a new study underlines the importance of mentoring and other social support systems for women pursuing those ...    

This Is How You Webinar

August 12, 2014 2:53 pm | by ON24 | Videos | Comments

DJ Dave presents you with everything you need to know to make your next webinar the show ...                                                                                                        

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Obama Takes Step to Improve Government Technology

August 11, 2014 4:22 pm | by Julie Pace & Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House on Monday announced the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly. The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout of President Barack Obama's...

Therapy for Ultraviolet Laser Beams: Hydrogen-Treated Fibers

August 11, 2014 3:54 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

To make a better optical fiber for transmitting laser beams, the first idea that comes to mind is probably not a nice long hydrogen bath. And yet, scientists have known for years that hydrogen can alter the performance of optical fibers, which are often used to transmit or even generate laser light in optical devices...

As Medical Device Makers Go Wireless, Compliance Must Be Top of Mind

August 11, 2014 3:29 pm | by Ivaylo Tankov, TÜV Rheinland | Articles | Comments

Wireless technology broadens application possibilities of medical devices for healthcare staff, patients and insurers, while boosting business for manufacturers. Despite the market potential, some device makers delay going wireless because of additional compliance steps this requires...

Keysight Technologies Joins 5G Forum in South Korea

August 11, 2014 3:16 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced membership in the Korea 5G Forum, a collaborative development environment for next–generation 5G wireless communication. The Korea 5G Forum was founded by the Ministry of Science, ICT (information and communications technology) and Future Planning (MSIP) to lead the development of 5G mobile wireless...

Which Structure has Optimal Resistive Switching Characteristics?

August 11, 2014 1:34 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Resistance switching of random access memory has been widely explored due to its potential for replacement of flash memory in the next-generation nonvolatile memory applications. One of the problems with resistive switching materials is ...

Running on Waste Heat

August 11, 2014 1:16 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

It’s estimated that more than half of U.S. energy — from vehicles and heavy equipment, for instance — is wasted as heat. Mostly, this waste heat simply escapes into the air. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to ...    

Photo of the Day: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 11, 2014 10:56 am | by Roaming Technologies | News | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?...        

Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement of Tech Wage Case

August 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block ...

'Seeing' through Virtual Touch Is Believing

August 11, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it's on the rise in America. A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding pedestrians navigate the blurred edges of everyday life...

Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 10:18 am | by University College London | News | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit...

Spectacular 3-D Sketching System Revolutionizes Design Interaction and Collaboration

August 11, 2014 10:12 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. "Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching..."

The Grass Really Is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots

August 11, 2014 10:07 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film that efficiently makes liquid crystal display screens more richly colored...

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