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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 ...                                  

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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 ...

Photos of the Day: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

A team of students at MIT is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of that demand, and they’re doing it by asking one compelling question: Why not just heat and cool our bodies instead? The Wristify prototype is a personal climate-controlling wearable ... 

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 10:28 am | by Kyle Vanhemert | News | Comments

Keeping indoor spaces at comfortable temperatures requires a huge amount of electricity–especially in sweltering climates like India and Brazil–and in the U.S. alone it accounts for a full 16.5 percent of energy use. All of that adds up to a big problem. At a point when humans need to take a sober look at our energy use ... 

Helping General Electric Upgrade the US Power Grid

October 29, 2014 10:21 am | News | Comments

When researchers at General Electric Co. sought help in designing a plasma-based power switch, they turned to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The proposed switch, which GE is developing under contract with the ... 

Google's Working on a Pill That Can Detect Cancer

October 29, 2014 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's latest "moonshot" project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill. The pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor ... 

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Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay at Checkout Line

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because Apple hasn't offered incentives to install pricey point-of-sale terminals and train staff on its new mobile payment system ... 

Electric-car Drivers Trading Gas for Solar Power

October 29, 2014 9:38 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight. Solar panels installed on the roof of a home or garage can easily generate enough electricity to power an electric or plug-in gas-electric hybrid vehicle ... 

Experts Identify Easy Way to Improve Smartphone Security

October 28, 2014 4:49 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

What information is beaming from your mobile phone over various computer networks this very second without you being aware of it?Experts say your contact lists, email messages, surfed webpages, browsing histories, usage patterns, online purchase records and even password protected accounts may all...

Keysight Sponsors B4G MIMO Lab in Taiwan

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced sponsorship of the B4G MIMO Lab, part of National Taiwan University’s (NTU) High-Speed Radio Frequency and mmWave Center. Keysight also announced that is has joined the B4G/5G Technology Forum ...                           

A Simple Solution for Quantum Technology Challenge

October 28, 2014 11:38 am | by Jacqui Bealing and James Hakner, University of Sussex | News | Comments

In a paper published today (28 October) in Nature Communications, Professor Barry Garraway and colleagues show how to make a new type of flexibly designed microscopic trap for atoms ...                           

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Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

Boosting Laser Output by Cutting Power

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton engineers have shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude ...                            

New Evidence for an Exotic, Predicted Superconducting State

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Kevin Stacey, Brown University | News | Comments

Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ago, that can indeed arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field ...

Apple CEO Says Apple Pay a Success

October 28, 2014 10:49 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system ...                            

New Online Data Resource on STEM Education and Careers

October 28, 2014 9:44 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

It just became a lot easier for educators, students, parents, policymakers and business leaders to learn more about national trends in education and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).The National Science Board (NSB) today released an interactive, online resource...

Implantable Device Delivers Theraputic Drugs by Remote Control

October 27, 2014 5:06 pm | by Houston Methodist Research Institute | News | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control...   

Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...                  

TIA Says Deployment of 600 MHz Spectrum is Necessary to Address Spectrum Crunch

October 27, 2014 1:56 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, is concerned by the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the earliest possible date for the voluntary incentive auction...            

NetComm & Arrow Join Forces on M2M in North America

October 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by NetComm Wireless Limited | News | Comments

NetComm Wireless Limited has announced a wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute NetComm Wireless' cellular M2M products to diverse markets spanning telecommunications, medical, transportation and industrial in North America...                 

Cloud & Data Center Spending will Jump Nearly 50 Percent Through 2017

October 27, 2014 1:22 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high tech communications networks, released an in-depth report showing that cloud computing will be one of the fastest-growing segments in telecommunications through at least 2017...              

National Instruments & Nokia Collaborate on Next-Gen 5G

October 27, 2014 12:52 pm | by National Instruments | News | Comments

NI has announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively.

Breakthrough in Molecular Electronics Paves the Way for DNA-based Computer Circuits

October 27, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits ... 

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