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Experimental Blood Device Uses Smart Phone

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Four students and two faculty advisers create portable device that can detect hepatitis B infections in minutes to win one of five awards in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to improve diagnostic devices ...                

New 2D Quantum Materials for Nanoelectronics

November 21, 2014 10:09 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics ...            

NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties within Hexagonal Boron Nitride

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | by Daniel Parry; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride ...             

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Don't Get Hacked!

November 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Brigham Young University Homepage | News | Comments

You're your own worst enemy when it comes to online security.Say you ignored one of those “this website is not trusted” warnings and it led to your computer being hacked. How would you react ...                     

An Ultrasound that Penetrates Bone, Metal

November 21, 2014 9:37 am | by Dr. Yun Jing and Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers ...”                                 

Roman Goldmines in Spain Discovered by Laser

November 21, 2014 9:35 am | by Sinc, Fecyt - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Thanks to a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) laser system attached to an aircraft, the ancient mining works of the area and the complex hydraulics system used by the Romans in the 1st century BC to extract gold (including channels, reservoirs and a double river diversion) have been discovered ...              

Intel Still Struggles to Catch Up in Mobile Computing

November 21, 2014 9:20 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chip-making giant Intel is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015 ...                  

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Phones to Steal Protected Data

November 20, 2014 2:32 pm | by Kim Zetter, Wired | News | Comments

Computers housing the world’s most sensitive data are usually “air-gapped” or isolated from the internet. They’re also not connected to other systems that are internet-connected, and their Bluetooth feature is disabled, too. Sometimes, workers are not even allowed to bring mobile phones within range of the ... 

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NTU Engineers Develop Innovative Process to Print Flexible Electronic Circuits

November 20, 2014 11:00 am | by Lester Kok, Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer ...                      

Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected with GPS Satellites

November 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter ...              

Brighter Images & More Efficient LCD Displays

November 20, 2014 10:32 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light ...             

An Anti-Surveillance Tool for Human Rights Groups

November 20, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Four human rights groups have released a tool that lets users check whether their computer has been infected with surveillance software ...                       

Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash to Collecting American Phone Records

November 20, 2014 10:27 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say ...     

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Home, Baby Cameras not Secure Worldwide

November 20, 2014 10:25 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website ...                    

Gadgets to Help Your Selfie

November 20, 2014 10:24 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by ...            

China & U.S. Boost Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Market in 2014

November 19, 2014 5:10 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology. Global market revenue for ...             

Teaching Self-Driving Cars the Ethics of the Road

November 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of the dangers around them. The cars of the future — those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power — will have near-perfect perception and react based on preprogrammed logic ...                           

Anritsu Demonstrates World’s First LTE Advanced Category 9 with 3x CA

November 19, 2014 10:47 am | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company has demonstrated stable peak data throughput for a Category 9 LTE device and network simulator using 3x Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) ...                   

Getting Started in IoT: A Webinar on Creating Connected Products

November 19, 2014 10:45 am | by Murata | Events

Murata is joining other industry thought-leaders in the upcoming webinar “Getting Started in IoT: Creating Connected Products.”  The panel discussion will specifically address ...             

Replacing Pay Phones with Wi-Fi Hubs

November 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging ... 

Two Sensors in One

November 18, 2014 11:01 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor’s environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets ...

New Technique to Help Produce Next-Generation Photonic Chips

November 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Glenn Harris, University of Southampton | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips ...                     

Mixing Light at the Nanoscale

November 18, 2014 10:48 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light ...

A Wakeup Call for Europe's Comet Lander

November 18, 2014 10:36 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet will send a second round of scientific data back to Earth ...                     

Google Data Center Powered by Dutch Wind Energy

November 18, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building ...                   

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