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Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 9:22 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues...  

Interactive Typewriter Allows Communication through Internet Forums

October 16, 2014 9:15 am | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool...                            

Designing Tomorrow's Air Traffic Control Systems

October 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort and lots of lost time and money...              

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New Miniature Device Monitors Heart Failure Patients Remotely

October 16, 2014 8:47 am | by Scott Maier | News | Comments

UCSF is the first medical center in the western United States to offer the wireless CardioMEMS HF System implant, an innovative device that monitors heart failure patients remotely.

FirstLight Fiber Completes Acquisition of G4 Communications’ Assets

October 15, 2014 1:44 pm | by FirstLight Fiber | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of New Hampshire-based G4 Communications, including G4’s customer base and data center located at 77 Sundial in Manchester, New Hampshire...

Vertix Consulting Released Network Deployment White Paper

October 15, 2014 1:34 pm | by Vertix Consulting | News | Comments

Vertix Consulting announced the release of its new white paper entitled, “Identifying and Minimizing Network Deployment Challenges.” The paper features expert analysis and viewpoints from Vertix on network deployment challenges and mitigation...

UTEL Total Cabinet Automation System

October 15, 2014 1:25 pm | by UTEL | News | Comments

 UTEL announced its product, Robo-Cab, an innovative fully managed ADF system which will revolutionize the future operation and management of FTTC. The system can fully automate the whole cabinet...

Centile Telecom Unveiled the Unified Communications Platform ISTRA

October 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Centile Telecom Applications | News | Comments

In the hyper-fast-moving market for fixed and mobile communications, Centile Istra 9.0 offers customers the latest advances and developments in both end-user experience and the self-management of services...

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nubia Adopts Cavendish Kinetics’ SmarTune Antenna Tuning Solution

October 15, 2014 12:55 pm | by Cavendish Kinetics | News | Comments

Cavendish Kinetics and nubia announced today that nubia’s new Z7 includes a 3rd Generation smart antenna that is powered by Cavendish Kinetics’ revolutionary SmarTune antenna tuning solution...

TelcoApps Deliver Virtualized Firewall and Routing Network Functions

October 15, 2014 12:35 pm | by Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release of its first two TelcoApps, vFirewall and vRouter, enabling service providers to achieve the significant benefits of distributed network functions virtualization throughout their telecom networks...

“Dressing” in Superconductors

October 15, 2014 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Experimental observations haven’t clarified if the phenomenon at work in conventional superconductors - at low critical temperature – and involving the “dressing” concept (as physicists call it) can also be seen in cuprates, but one study suggests that this might be the case.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Represent a Game Changer for Business Aviation

October 15, 2014 12:27 pm | by Robotic Skies | News | Comments

UAS are the topic of a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) panel discussion, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Opportunities for Business Aviation in the Innovation Zone of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando...

Photos of the Day: Resonant Inelastic Soft X-Ray Scattering

October 15, 2014 11:16 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In RIXS, low-energy X-rays from synchrotron or X-ray free-electron laser light sources scatter off molecules within the studied material. If those molecules include light elements, such as the -OH group in alcohols, the complex spectra RIXS produces are difficult to interpret...                

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New Light on the 'Split Peak' of Alcohols

October 15, 2014 11:15 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relatively new technique called resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering (RIXS) in the last few years, a persistent question has been how to account for "split peak" spectra seen in some hydrogen-bonded materials...                  

Tiny, Sound-Powered Chip to Serve as Medical Device

October 15, 2014 11:12 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Medical researchers would like to plant tiny electronic devices deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain...                                    

New Wireless Communications Systems to Serve Remote & Rural Areas

October 15, 2014 10:47 am | by Talia S Ogliore, | News | Comments

Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation...                            

WIND Hellas Acquires New 4G Spectrum

October 15, 2014 10:40 am | by WIND Hellas Telecommunications | News | Comments

WIND Hellas Telecommunications announced that following a multiple round auction it has acquired spectrum of 2 x 10MHz in the 800MHz band and 2 x 20MHz in the 2.6GHz band. The spectrum will support WIND Hellas’ current 4G roll-out and provide the necessary bandwidth to meet the traffic and network capacity demand of a growing market...

Telco Systems' Release of CloudMetro 100

October 15, 2014 10:18 am | by Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems announced the release to market of the newest member of its Open Metro Edge solution, CloudMetro 100, a 10GE platform for Virtualized IT Services at the network edge. CloudMetro 100 is the latest product in Telco Systems’ SDN/NFV Open Metro Edge solution...

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

October 15, 2014 10:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Facebook and Apple will now be giving up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women...

Catalysts for Hydrogen Fuel Cells Synthesized in Microwave Oven

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by Umeå University | News | Comments

The world’s rapidly growing demand for energy and the requirement of sustainable energy production calls for an urgent change in today’s fossil fuel based energy system. Research groups worldwide work intensively to develop novel advanced energy conversion and storage systems...

NTU Develops Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries that Last 20 Years

October 15, 2014 9:36 am | by Nanyang Technology University | News | Comments

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation batteries also have a long lifespan of over 20 years, more than 10 times compared to existing lithium-ion batteries...

Future Computers Could be Built from Magnetic 'Tornadoes'

October 15, 2014 9:20 am | by The University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Magnetic materials form the basis of most hard disc drives as they are able to store data. A team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering have been investigating whether they could also be used to perform calculations, and so take on the role of a computer's central processing unit...

Can it Be Real? Augmented Reality Melds Work, Play

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A new set of Epson Moverio B200 glasses allow an entire world of virtual characters, objects, and structures to overlay and interact with users' real environment through so-called "augmented reality...                             

Review: Music Player Learns Your Tastes Over Time

October 14, 2014 9:55 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening habits and weighs such factors as whether it's a lazy Sunday morning. It then plays what it thinks you're in the mood for...               

Navy to Commission Amphibious Assault Ship America

October 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Department of Defense News | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's...                                  

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