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'Skin-Like' Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...                    

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

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Moviemaking Drones Face Likely FAA Approval

September 25, 2014 9:48 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

he Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision...                 

Joint Non-Linear VNA Testing Solutions

September 24, 2014 4:36 pm | by Mesuro | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro showcase their continuing collaboration on Non-Linear measurement solutions at European Microwave Week in Rome. In a joint demo at the Rohde & Schwarz booth, the companies present their testing solution based on the R&S ZVA vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz and Mesuro’s behavioral modeling formulations...

NAI Redesigns Website to Better Align with Strategic Vision for Growth

September 24, 2014 4:24 pm | by National Atlantic Industries | News | Comments

North Atlantic Industries announced the launch of their new website geared toward better serving customers in the military, industrial and commercial aerospace markets. The new website has been redesigned to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout...

Keysight Technologies Donates Oscilloscopes to University Engineering Programs

September 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has donated an MSOX4154A oscilloscope to each of the universities supporting the company’s student internship program. As part of the program, interns from each of the universities led Keysight’s A+ Hands-On seminars during 2014...

HGI Discusses the Connected Home Ecosystem

September 24, 2014 4:09 pm | by HGI | News | Comments

HGI has recently met both the EnOcean Alliance and the ULE Alliance to explore current trends and case studies within the Smart Home. Luca Giacomello, HGI Chairman and Project Manager at Telecom Italia, recently attended the EnOcean Alliance meeting 2014 in Italy and presented a keynote speech...

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Nanotechnology Leads to Better, Cheaper LEDs for Phones & Lighting

September 24, 2014 1:32 pm | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting ...

Ametherm Expands U.S. Representatives Network

September 24, 2014 1:05 pm | by Ametherm | News | Comments

Ametherm announced that it has expanded its network of value-added representatives in the United States with the conclusion of three new agreements. Effective immediately, L&W Power Corp, Southeast Power Components Inc., and C&N Associates are offering Ametherm's entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors...

Interop Receives U.S. Patenet for Rich Communications Services Solution

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,856,356 covering the deployment of rich communication services without any reliance on underlying IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture. Interop Technologies was granted intellectual property rights pertaining to RCS without IMS and RCS interworking with the legacy network...

Communications Vertical with Acquisition of Incognito Software

September 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by Volaris Group | News | Comments

Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Incognito Software and Interactive Enterprises a communications Operations Support Systems solutions business. The acquisition is Volaris’ first acquisition in the Communications vertical market...

Time Warner Cable Announces Enhancements to Ethernet Services Portfolio

September 24, 2014 11:31 am | by Time Warner Cable Business Class | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Business Class today announced significant enhancements to its Ethernet Services portfolio, to target mid-market and enterprise customers with business locations spread across the US. These enhancements come on the heels of other major product updates this year...

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GE Helps Ireland’s Top Telecom Provider Deliver Faster Speeds

September 24, 2014 11:21 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory solution has been selected by eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications provider to roll out its new broadband network across Ireland. eircom chose the Smallworld Network Inventory solution to manage its entire physical network in a single system, enabling them to replace multiple disparate systems, including their legacy geospatial platform...

New Formulation Leads to Improved Liquid Battery

September 24, 2014 10:29 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A physical model of the liquid metal battery at room temperature, in a glass container. The bottom layer is the positive electrode. In the real battery this is an alloy of antimony and lead, represented here by mercury. The middle layer is the electrolyte — in reality, a mixed molten salt; here, a solution of salt in water...

Big Data Is Better Data

September 24, 2014 10:05 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning — and human knowledge ...       

Inrad Optics Receives SBIR Phase III for Fast Neutron Detection

September 24, 2014 9:18 am | by Inrad Optics | News | Comments

Inrad Optics announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office of the US Department of Homeland Security to support continued development of neutron detection materials...

Photo of the Day: 'Bendy' LEDs

September 23, 2014 4:28 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

"Bendy" light-emitting diode displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers in Korea. Currently, most flexible electronics and optoelectronics devices are fabricated using organic materials...

Bendable Optoelectronics One Step Closer to Reality

September 23, 2014 4:23 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

"Bendy" light-emitting diode displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers in Korea. Currently, most flexible electronics and optoelectronics devices are fabricated using organic materials...

Future Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes

September 23, 2014 1:16 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor ...  

LEGO-Like Components Simplify Building 3D 'Labs-on-a-Chip'

September 23, 2014 1:07 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. Microfluidic systems ...

Photos of the Day: Robots Given Unprecedented Dexterity

September 23, 2014 10:15 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is an adaptation of a technology called GelSight. The new sensor isn't as sensitive as the original GelSight sensor, which could resolve details on the micrometer scale...

Graphene Imperfections Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

September 22, 2014 5:01 pm | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times...

Start-Up Expert Becomes New CEO of EnOcean

September 22, 2014 3:22 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

EnOcean today announced the appointment of Dr. Wald Siskens as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. In this position, he will further develop EnOcean’s business in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy for the core markets of building automation and smart home...

GelSight Tactile Sensor Adapted for Robots

September 22, 2014 10:47 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is an adaptation of a technology called GelSight. The new sensor isn't as sensitive as the original GelSight sensor, which could resolve details on the micrometer scale...

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