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'Melbourne Shuffle' Secures Data in the Cloud

July 10, 2014 1:03 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

To keep data safe in the cloud, a group of computer scientists suggests doing the Melbourne Shuffle. That may sound like a dance move (and it is), but it's also a computer algorithm developed by researchers at Brown University. The computing version of the Melbourne Shuffle aims to hide patterns that may emerge as users access data on cloud servers...

Speeding up Data Storage by a Thousand Times with 'Spin Current'

July 10, 2014 12:59 pm | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

A hard drive stores bits in the form of tiny magnetic domains. The directions of the magnetic north and south poles of these domains, which are referred to as the magnetization, determine whether they are a 0 or a 1. Data is stored by changing the direction of the magnetization of the associated bits...

Study Advances Limits for Ultrafast Nano-Devices

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing...

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New System Would Give Individuals More Control over Shared Digital Data

July 10, 2014 12:47 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn't the only organization that collects information about people's online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone apps routinely ask to access your location information, your address book, or other apps, and of course, websites...

Robot Writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum

July 10, 2014 12:20 pm | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't need to take breaks. The Torah-writing robot was developed by the German artists'...

Report: Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Personnel Networks

July 10, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times. Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access...

U.S., China Talk Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

July 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Bradley Klapper & Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the two powers had a frank exchange on the issue...

New Technology Illuminates Colder Objects in Deep Space

July 9, 2014 5:43 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Too cool and faint, many objects in the universe are impossible to detect with visible light. Now a McCormick team has refined a new technology that could make these colder objects more visible, paving the way for enhanced exploration of deep space...“

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Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future

July 9, 2014 5:39 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving an artificial three-dimensional reality, may soon be rendered obsolete with the introduction of...

Chemists Develop Novel Catalyst with Two Functions

July 9, 2014 5:10 pm | by Ruhr-University Bochum | News | Comments

Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on the basis of carbon, which can facilitate two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen...

The Rx for 5G RF

July 9, 2014 1:14 pm | by Moor Insights & Strategy | White Papers

The Internet of Things explosion has led to a severe wireless spectrum shortage, driving researchers to seek new ways to alleviate the bandwidth crunch. Wireless researchers now plan for a 5th generation wireless standard (5G), which is expected to provide a...

Freewave Sets Sights on Fast-Growing Industrial M2M Marketplace

July 9, 2014 11:43 am | by FreeWave Technologies | News | Comments

FreeWave Technologies announced exciting new executive appointments that will position the company for continued growth and leadership in the exploding M2M and industrial Internet of Things markets. In line with this vision, FreeWave has appointed Kim Niederman as its new CEO...

IEEE ComSoc 5 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course

July 9, 2014 11:15 am | by IEE ComSoc | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society has announced a two for one package that combines the organization’s 5 Day Intensive Wireless Training Course with the 2014 Fall IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies Certification Exam. The offer provides seating at the IEEE WCET exam...

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Collisions with Robots – without Risk of Injury

July 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly...

US to Press China on Liberalizing High-Tech Trade

July 7, 2014 7:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is looking for concessions from China to kick-start international negotiations on liberalizing trade in high-technology products. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the U.S. wants to resolve differences with China over products...

The New Atomic Age: Building Smaller, Greener Electronics

July 7, 2014 7:03 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hungry technologies since the days the personal computer fit atop a desk...

Plasma Clean to Reduce Wire Bond Failures

July 7, 2014 6:42 pm | by Nordson MARCH | White Papers

Nordson MARCH announced that the white paper, Plasma Clean to Reduce Wire Bond Failures, is now available on the Nordson MARCH website at http://bit.ly/PlasmaWP. The article discusses the two areas of wire bonding: the wire bonding process itself (wire bond "statistics") and the long-term reliability of the device...

902 Booths Sell Out Exhibition Floor at IMS2014 in Tampa

July 7, 2014 6:32 pm | by IMS | News | Comments

More than 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first-time attendees, filled the sold-out show floor at the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa, Fla., marking the fourth consecutive year in which first-time attendees topped 30 percent...

Antenna Evolution

July 7, 2014 6:29 pm | by CommScope | Videos | Comments

For the first time ever, the LTE World Summit event in Amsterdam will include an Antenna Evolution Focus Day, bringing together some of the top business and technology leaders and analysts in the antenna industry...                                                                         

EnOcean Alliance Defines Intelligent Commissioning of Smart Buildings

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by EnOcean | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems to optimize and ease the control and configuration of building automation networks. At the same time, the specification allows...

Central Semiconductor Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Discretes

July 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Central Semiconductor | News | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. is proudly celebrating its fortieth anniversary in the industry as a manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Since its inception, Central has consistently supplied the highest quality innovative products, with outstanding service, to a worldwide customer base...

Researchers Observe Tunable Quantum Behavior in Bilayer Graphene

July 7, 2014 12:07 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The fractional quantum Hall effect, which can occur when electrons confined to thin sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a striking example of collective behavior where thousands of individual electrons behave as a single system...

With 'Ribbons' of Graphene, Width Matters

July 6, 2014 11:54 pm | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths – just several atoms across – a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has found a novel way to "tune" the wonder material, causing the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor...

Researchers Invent 'Meta Mirror' to Help Advance Nonlinear Optical Systems

July 2, 2014 3:54 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new nonlinear metasurface, or meta mirror, that could one day enable the miniaturization of laser systems. The invention, called a "nonlinear mirror" by the researchers...

Hollow Optical Fibers for UV Light

July 2, 2014 3:43 pm | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | News | Comments

New optical waveguides improve precision investigations in physics, chemistry and life sciences If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibers - with as little loss as possible, you should opt for infrared light, as is the case, for example, in the telecommunication networks worldwide...

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