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Hewlett-Packard Splits off PC, Printer Businesses

October 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. Hewlett-Packard, like other PC makers, has been facing changing consumer tastes...

DecaWave Appoints Gilles Delfassy as Director

October 3, 2014 12:55 pm | by DecaWave | News | Comments

DecaWave has appointed Gilles Delfassy as non-executive director of the company. Gilles Delfassy is a leading figure in the global semiconductor industry, with a career that spans both the US and Europe. Mr. Delfassy is currently the President of the Supervisory Board of Kalray...

Crumpled Graphene Could Provide an Unconventional Energy Storage

October 3, 2014 10:20 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it’s about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene “paper” — a material formed by bonding together layers of the two-dimensional form of carbo...                   

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Stanford Computer Scientist Selected to Join Ambitious Moore Foundation Program

October 3, 2014 10:17 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Christopher Re, assistant professor of computer science and Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar, today was named a Moore Investigator as part of the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative advanced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation...              

Batteries Included: A Solar Cell that Stores Its Own Power

October 3, 2014 9:34 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery...                                    

Can a Football Stadium Be as 'Smart' as a Phone?

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings...                       

New Map Uncovers Thousands of Unseen Seamounts on Ocean Floor

October 2, 2014 4:42 pm | by Cheryl Dybas, Mario Aguilera, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering a more vivid picture of the structures that make up the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean...                                  

Photos of the Day: Satellites Help Create New Map of Ocean Floor

October 2, 2014 4:41 pm | by Cheryl Dybas, Mario Aguilera, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Thousands of previously uncharted mountains rising from the seafloor, called seamounts, have emerged through the map, along with new clues about the formation of the continents...                                  

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MIT, Twitter Team Up on $10M Social Media Project

October 2, 2014 4:07 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them...             

Cree Earns U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Readiness Level 8 Designation

October 2, 2014 1:47 pm | by Cree | News | Comments

Cree has earned the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing readiness level eight (MRL 8) designation. Awarded for its production of GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), this designation...               

New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 1:29 pm | by Amanda Morris, McCormick School of Engineering | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments...             

New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

October 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences...                  

Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture ‘Superhuman’ Navigation

October 2, 2014 1:00 pm | by Debra Nowland, Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher...                  

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Review: Pay by Phone or Just Keep Using Plastic?

October 2, 2014 10:15 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic credit card than to figure out which card works with which app and which app works with which store...                                    

Germany's Rocket Internet Makes Bumpy Market Debut

October 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt...                   

San Francisco Expands Free Public Wi-Fi Access

October 2, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google...                   

Firm Says Phone Apps Spy on Hong Kong Protesters

October 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said...                               

Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

Raytheon Awards Lansdale Four Stars for Excellence

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by Lansdale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems business. The prestigious award was presented to R. Dale Lillard, Lansdale’s president...

'Autotune' Software Makes it Easier to Model Building Energy Use

October 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

There are many ways to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. There are products that use less energy for lighting, heating and cooling; materials that better insulate and seal building envelopes; and architectural and engineering ...

Where Humans, Animals & Robots Meet

October 1, 2014 10:38 am | by IMDEA Networks Institute | News | Comments

To meet our everyday needs in an increasingly multifaceted technological world is a challenge that pushes researchers to find innovative tools using a multidisciplinary approach. We inhabit a globalized planet, made up of complex systems ...

A New Dimension for Integrated Circuits: 3-D Nanomagnetic Logic

October 1, 2014 10:18 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at the Technische Universität München have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements of nanometer-scale magnets instead of transistors...

How IT and OT are Converging: Avoid the Pitfalls to Reap the Benefits

September 30, 2014 11:50 am | by Brad Gilbert, FreeWave Technologies | Articles | Comments

The quest to understand production and operational factors, distribute this information to business systems and people within an organization, and directly improve business processes and profitability as a result is not new. In fact, it has been embraced by companies for decades...           

Photos of the Day: Football-Size Robot Searches for Hidden Contraband on Ships

September 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the robot could also inspect ships for the false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers frequently use to hide contraband. Because of its small size and unique propulsion mechanism — which leaves no visible wake — the robots could, in theory, be concealed in clumps of algae...

Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 30, 2014 10:46 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...              

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