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Entries Open for Wireless Design & Development EDGE Awards

November 5, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Today, Wireless Design & Development announced the call for entries across 14 product and service categories, three special recognition categories, as well as one custom manufacturing (CM) Innovation category. The deadline for entries is January 19, 2015, and the official awards ceremony will take place on ... 

MINER Shines in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

November 4, 2014 12:17 pm | by Patti Koning, Sandia | News | Comments

A nuclear device has been hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area. Emergency responders have intelligence that narrows down the location to a single city block, but it isn’t safe to search door-to-door. Can they identify the exact location of the device quickly without the culprits realizing a search is on? ...         

Photos of the Day: Coated Battery Solution Prevent Electrical Current Damage

November 4, 2014 11:52 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

To help prevent such injuries, researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a new way to coat batteries with a special material that prevents them from conducting electricity after being swallowed. In animal tests, they found that such batteries did not damage the gastrointestinal (GI) tract at all ...

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New Way to Make Batteries Safer after Ingestion

November 4, 2014 11:45 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Every year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries — the flat, round batteries that power toys, hearing aids, calculators, and many other devices. Ingesting these batteries has severe consequences, including burns that permanently damage the esophagus, tears in the digestive tract, and in some cases, even death ...

Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus ...            

Outsmarting Thermodynamics in Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

November 4, 2014 11:12 am | by Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution, you’re a step ahead of the game toward achieving new and exciting metamaterial properties. But traditional thermodynamic -driven colloidal assembly of these metamaterials, which are materials defined ...               

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

November 4, 2014 11:06 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs ...                                     

'God Particle' Researcher to Lead Swiss CERN Lab

November 4, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The renowned lab that confirmed the existence of the elusive "God particle" has selected an Italian physicist who played a key role in that research to be its new director general ...                                            

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Multi-Core Optical Fibers Achieve 255 Tbps

November 4, 2014 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the USA, report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high 255 Terabits/s over a new type of fibre allowing 21 times more bandwidth than ... 

GreenPeak Wins Deloitte Fast50 Technology Award

November 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/systems company, has again won the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 award for technology companies in the Netherlands. With an impressive 8757 percent growth, GreenPeak moves into the first position ...

Keysight Technologies Begins Trading as Independent Company

November 3, 2014 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies [NYSE: KEYS] has announced that its separation from Agilent Technologies [NYSE:A] has been completed. The newly independent company will begin “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today under the ticker symbol KEYS ...                

MSAB Releases New Version of Globally Acclaimed Digital Forensics Technology

November 3, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

MSAB has announced the release of the latest version of its internationally recognized XRY platform. XRY allows users to perform forensically sound extractions of data from mobile devices. Version 6.11 offers a number of new features and capabilities including expanded access to a wider array of devices, chipsets and Apps ...

Yellowstone National Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth

November 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through neighboring Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone. That would dramatically improve connectivity in certain areas for mobile devices. Details on the Yellowstone fiber optic project ... 

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Graphene Sensors Provide Unprecedented Insights Into Brain Structure and Function

November 3, 2014 11:06 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay technique for studying brain function, while emerging optical techniques—which use photons instead of electrons—are opening new opportunities ... 

Raising Cryptography’s Security Standards

November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty | News | Comments

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. There is, however, another notion of security — information-theoretic security — which means that even an adversary with unbounded computational power ... 

Berkeley Lab Reports Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

November 3, 2014 10:22 am | by Lynn Yarris | News | Comments

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Scientists led by Xiang Zhang, a physicist with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, have developed a unique microring laser cavity ... 

Human-to-Machine Technology Enables Faster, More Accurate Language Translations

November 3, 2014 9:03 am | by Tom Abate | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Stanford have created a language translation system that allows bilingual humans to translate text faster and more accurately than is currently possible. This hybrid approach, which blends human and machine intelligence, is aimed at the $34-billion-a-year worldwide market for professional translation services ... 

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption ...                                   

DARPA Circuit Earns Guinness World Record

October 31, 2014 10:13 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Officials from Guinness World Records have recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz (1012 GHz), or ...                          

Answering the Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 31, 2014 9:41 am | by Joe Wang, University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim ...                 

Improving Communication with Man's Best Friend

October 31, 2014 9:39 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets ...                   

VPG and ES Components Realign Relationship With Focus on High-Reliability, High-Temperature Resistors

October 30, 2014 5:52 pm | by Vishay Precision Group, ES Components | News | Comments

Vishay Precision Group and ES Components have announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components ...

UK Spies Get Bulk Access to NSA Data

October 30, 2014 11:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document published Wednesday ...

Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

October 30, 2014 10:46 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay ...                                  

Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy When Treating Breast Cancer

October 29, 2014 3:43 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | News | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare. The congress was ...

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