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NASA Scrubs Launch of Global Warming Satellite

July 1, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow...             

The ABCs of RFID

June 30, 2014 1:34 pm | by Klemens Sattlegger, TI NFC/RF Product Marketing | Articles | Comments

There are a myriad of acronyms out there related radio frequency identification and near-field communications technology – UHF, LF, RF, UHF, NFC, LF. What do they all mean and how exactly do designers use these types of NFC/RF technology and specifications in application design?...

Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes

June 30, 2014 10:27 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

A group of researchers from Russia, Belarus and Spain, including MIPT professor Yury Lozovik, have developed a microscopic force sensor based on carbon nanotubes. The device is described in an article published in the journal Computational Materials Science and is also available as a preprint...

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Bending the Rules

June 30, 2014 10:22 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry. However, the extremely small zinc nanowires he designed did some unexpected — and sort of funky — things...

Winners Named in Global Underwater Robot Event

June 28, 2014 11:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States. The high school and university teams were among 60 from 13 countries...

Let There Be Light: Magnetically Responsive Liquid Crystals

June 27, 2014 12:51 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field. The research paves the way for novel display applications relying on...

Space-Tested Robot Inspires Medicine and Manufacturing

June 27, 2014 12:27 am | by Melissa Gaskill, NASA | News | Comments

Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut has been ...    

Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record

June 27, 2014 12:00 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A world record that has stood for more than a decade has been broken by a team of engineers, harnessing the equivalent of three tonnes of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as brittle as fine china. The researchers managed to 'trap' a magnetic field...

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Ready, Set, GoPro: Camera Maker to Hit Wall Street

June 25, 2014 3:15 pm | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

GoPro has climbed mountaintops and dived to ocean bottoms. Now it's headed somewhere only slightly tamer: Wall Street. The maker of wearable sports cameras, loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, is expected...

Ghost Writing the Whip

June 25, 2014 12:14 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

"Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers is applying the same idea in reverse...

Measuring the Mass of 'Massless' Electrons

June 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it’s a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because its electrons behave as massless particles....

Controllable Optical Steady Behavior Obtainable from Nonradiation Coherence

June 22, 2014 9:40 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A new proposed scheme, by Wen-Xing Yang, from the Department of Physics, Southeast University, China, and colleagues, analyzed in detail the optical steady behavior in GaAs quantum well structure driven by an elliptically polarized field in a unidirectional ring cavity...

Telco Systems Introduces SDN & NFV Solutions for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks

June 19, 2014 9:29 am | by Moshe Shimon, Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems has announced their new strategy focused on their innovative Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV solutions supporting their network evolution approach for transitioning from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to SDN and NFV architectures...

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B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.

June 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Geisa Mello, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision Corporation has announced the acquisition of Teknix S.A., a service and calibration company based in São Paulo, Brasil. Under the new name of B&K Precision Brasil, the subsidiary company will become B&K Precision’s headquarters for South American operations...

Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters

June 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by EverPro Technologies | News | Comments

EverPro Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor announced the completion of successful interoperability testing between both Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller and EZ-USB CX3 camera controller and EverPro’s U3C A0A0-100 USB 3.0 active optical cable...

TIA Releases Network of the Future Conference Videos

June 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by TIA | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the availability of an extensive line-up of videos from its recently concluded Network of the Future Conference. The videos include keynote presentations and in-depth interviews with top ICT executives...

Collecting Light with Artificial Moth Eyes

June 18, 2014 2:33 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

All over the world researchers are investigating solar cells which imitate plant photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Empa researchers have developed such a photoelectrochemical cell, recreating a moth’s eye to drastically increase...

Obama, Inventors Check out Electric Giraffe

June 18, 2014 2:26 pm | by Stacy Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White House, a symbol of the quirky and clever creations Obama wanted to showcase...

Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by RAND Corporation | News | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals...

Obama to Join Inventors at White House Maker Faire

June 18, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs, students and inventors are heading to the White House to show off their innovations at the White House's first "Maker Faire." The White House says more than 100 "makers" from 25 states will join President Barack Obama on Wednesday...

Top 3 Wireless Network Security Concerns

June 18, 2014 10:21 am | by IT Brief | White Papers

One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco’s predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016...

Move Over, Silicon, There’s a New Circuit in Town

June 17, 2014 6:58 pm | by University of South California | News | Comments

When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. Researchers have overcome a major issue in carbon nanotube technology by developing a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors...

UK Says Cyber-Spies Monitor Facebook, Google Use

June 17, 2014 6:37 pm | by Jill Lawless, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism official has said. In a witness statement...

Photos of the Day: 15 MW Test Rig Drive Unit Weighs 400 Tons

June 17, 2014 10:27 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...       

Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

June 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...       

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