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Social Robots to Work With Humans Within Rules

September 9, 2014 9:21 pm | by AP / Powered by NewsLook.com | Videos | Comments

The next generation of social robots will act within social rules attached to its role and impact the way humans interact with each other. The field is actually called cognitive robotics ...         

The Industrial Internet Will Monitor a Vast Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 8:46 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is ...

You Won’t Be Replaced By a Robot

September 9, 2014 8:40 pm | by Steve Tally, Purdue University | News | Comments

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in such white collar occupations as ...

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Doped Graphene Nanoribbons with Potential

September 9, 2014 7:24 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

Graphene is a semiconductor when prepared as an ultra-narrow ribbon – although the material is actually a conductive material. Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method ... 

Layered Graphene Sandwich for Next Gen Electronics

September 9, 2014 6:38 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

In a recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology, researchers have demonstrated how combining two-dimensional materials in a stack could create perfect crystals capable of being used in next generation transistors. Hexagonal boron ...   

Photo of the Day: Discover the Smart House: The Future Is Here

September 9, 2014 5:52 pm | by Mobile World Capital Barcelona | News | Comments

What will our houses be like in the future? Will the washing machines be connected? The light bulbs? The plants? Thousands of smart projects are being developed to automate the houses, to make them more efficient, more useful and easier for the users. We're showing you here some of the solutions to come...

NXP Ultra Small Adapter Solution

September 9, 2014 4:29 pm | by NXP Semiconductors | Videos | Comments

GreenChip TEA1836 & TEA1892 controller ICs for ultra small 25-65 W adapters. Watch the video to see the solution for worlds first truly portable power adapter, that is as cool as it looks...              

Photos of the Day: GE Leaves the Home

September 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry ...

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Averna Acquires Cal-Bay Systems

September 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by Averna | News | Comments

 Averna announced that it has acquired U.S.-based Cal-Bay Systems, a privately owned provider of test systems, test and measurement solutions, automated testing, and vibration monitoring tools. This move strengthens Averna’s presence in the medical-device, vibration monitoring, and consumer electronics markets, as well as providing the company with strategic positioning on the U.S. West Coast...

Telit Introduces Cloud-Ready Modules

September 8, 2014 3:41 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service – an important step toward realizing the company’s vision of the Internet of Things made Plug & Play...

Apple to Tighten Online Security after Recent Hack

September 8, 2014 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to alert the hundreds of millions of people using its services when there has been an attempt to restore their iCloud data on a new device, change an account password or log on to an account with a new device...

Microsoft Revamps MSN to Flow Across Devices

September 8, 2014 9:20 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses...

Ultra-Thin Detector Captures Unprecedented Range of Light

September 7, 2014 10:11 pm | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

New research could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only one atom thick, a prototype detector is able to see an extraordinarily broad band of wavelengths...

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New Kit Enables Simple Home Automation

September 4, 2014 4:41 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...    

Obama Taps Google, Twitter Execs for Tech Jobs

September 4, 2014 4:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama has named executives from Google and Twitter to tops spots on his technology policy team. The White House says Megan Smith will serve as chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Smith will be responsible for guiding the administration's...

Titania-Based Material Holds Promise as New Insulator for Superconductors

September 4, 2014 3:51 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to dissipate while preserving the ...   

Atomically Thin Material Opens Door for Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits

September 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light. Using a laser to excite electromagnetic waves called plasmons at the surface of the wire, researchers found that...

Perception Is Reality: IoT's Security Problem

September 4, 2014 1:36 pm | by Alex Frommeyer, Founder/CEO Beam Technologies, Founder/CEO Uproar Labs | Blogs | Comments

The hype machine for the internet of things projects to reach its fever pitch by the end of this year or in 2015, as we continue to see a rush of hardware hackers, IoT startups, and, increasingly, even large tech companies flexing their muscles with ...

IDTechEx’s Wearable Technology Forecasts Come True: What Next

September 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analysts IDTechEx have been forecasting emerging technologies and their markets for 15 years; from printed electronics and 3D printing, to the Internet of Things and wearable technology. Our many PhD-level analysts are multi-lingual and, together with their teams, travel the world to understand what is going...

Photo of the Day: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

Sony Attack Shows Shifting Online Security Threat

September 4, 2014 10:42 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say that's a wakeup call for a world...

SIGFOX Global Network Enabling One of World’s

September 4, 2014 10:37 am | by SIGFOX | News | Comments

SIGFOX is partnering with Securitas Direct and Abertis Telecom in Spain on one of the world’s most ambitious deployments of connected security devices. Securitas Direct, the leading security systems provider in Spain and Europe, will connect and monitor millions of devices in customers’ homes and businesses...

Qualcomm Offers New Development Kit With More Features

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Qualcomm Incorporated | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is broadening support for developers to simplify the design of products that use Wi-Fi to connect the Internet of Everything...

Study: Millennials Less Trusting Than Gen X Was

September 4, 2014 10:13 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of other people as the gloomy...

Departments Use Technology to ID Troubled Officers

September 4, 2014 10:07 am | by Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police departments across the U.S. are using technology to try to identify problem officers before their misbehavior harms innocent people, embarrasses their employer, or invites a costly lawsuit — from citizens or the federal government. While such "early warning systems" are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness...

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