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Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

October 24, 2014 10:22 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent ... 

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

October 24, 2014 7:50 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, N.M. Project lead David Rosewater said Sandia will evaluate the 1 megawatt,...

NASA Interns Developed and Flight-Tested a More Efficient Flight Control System

October 23, 2014 4:29 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

In an ongoing effort to make airplanes fly more efficiently, NASA Aeronautics Academy interns have developed and flight-tested a flight control system employing multiple segmented trailing-edge flaps and a fiber-optic sensing system that could significantly improve aerodynamic efficiency while reducing flight loads on the wing.

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National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system...                      

Detecting Knee Osteoarthritis with Sound Waves

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body. Microphones are attached to the knees of patients, and the high frequency sound waves emanating from their knees are measured as they stand up...

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

Microsemi Collaboration with Broadcom to Expand Broadband Product Portfolio

October 22, 2014 5:31 pm | by Microsemi Corporation | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation introduced at the Broadband World Forum 2014 its new reverse power feed (RPF) technology, a critical technology for FTTdp and G.fast deployments. In order to achieve the highest data rates with G.fast, shorter loop lengths are required which leads to the need for fiber to the distribution point, or FTTdp...

Axiros with Product Line Extensions and Global Expansion

October 22, 2014 5:21 pm | by Axiros | News | Comments

Axiros announced several major investments in its product offerings, new customers and global expansion as it paves the way for its Internet of Things products. Axiros' new and existing Tier 1 and 2 service provider customers and device manufacturers have consistently reinvested in Axiros technology...

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Multiple Companies Fund NuCurrent's Commercial Development

October 22, 2014 5:08 pm | by NuCurrent | News | Comments

Integrators continue to turn to NuCurrent to help build in efficient wireless power capabilities into accessories, smartphones, cars, and the places people visit every day like the coffee shop and office. With NuCurrent’s technology, consumer products benefit from improved simultaneous charging of multiple devices with different power requirements...

Keysight Technologies Introduced 5G Exploration Library

October 22, 2014 4:52 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies introduced the Keysight EEsof EDA 5G Baseband Exploration Library. Providing ready-to-use reference signal processing intellectual property for 5G technology research, this library increases the productivity for system architects and baseband physical layer designers...

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

October 22, 2014 4:45 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

FTC Names Privacy Expert as Chief Technologist

October 22, 2014 3:07 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy...                  

Apple's Security Warning for iCloud

October 22, 2014 2:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China...              

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Top 20 U.S. Cities for Tech Startup Funding

October 22, 2014 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

When you think of tech start-ups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country...                            

'Silicon Beach' Brings Tech Boom to LA

October 22, 2014 2:37 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach..."                       

This is What a 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet Really Looks Like

October 22, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

Tests of a new compact high-power laser have given researchers at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (IPC PAS and FUW) the opportunity to film the passage of an ultrashort laser pulse through the air.

Researchers Build "Smart City" to Test Smart Grid Technologies

October 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University | News | Comments

Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive "smart city" laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received...                        

Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions...                

Reducing Vehicle Collisions with Automotive SoCs

October 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident...               

An Interactive Operating Concept for Vehicles of the Future

October 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented...                              

Taxi GPS Data Helps Researchers Study Hurricane Sandy's Effect on NYC Traffic

October 21, 2014 6:46 pm | by Celeste Arbogast, CEE Dept. University of Illinois | News | Comments

When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the “superstorm” disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only minor delays, according to transportation researchers at the University of Illinois.

Quantum Holograms as Atomic Scale Memory Keepsake

October 21, 2014 4:59 pm | News | Comments

For the first time it is demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to retrieve, on demand, a given portion of the stored quantised light signal of a holographic image – set in a given direction in a given position in time sequence. 

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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