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Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 11:43 pm | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | News | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ... 

Photo of the Day: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by Who Is Hosting This? | News | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ...

A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 11:21 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of ... 

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Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with strikingly counterintuitive features. For the first time, an image has been obtained without ever detecting the light that was used to illuminate the imaged object, while the light revealing the image never touches the imaged object...

Inter-Dependent Networks Stress Test

August 28, 2014 3:44 pm | by Springer | News | Comments

A new study relies on a complex systems modeling approach to analyze inter-dependent networks and improve their reliability in the event of failure Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ancillary sub-systems structured like a network—including water for cooling...

Classroom Contest Yields Publishable Results

August 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Students’ designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance. In the 21st century, design contests have emerged as a way to make rapid progress on tough computational problems. The million-dollar Netflix Prize, which sought to improve Netflix’s movie recommendation algorithm...

The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 28, 2014 1:34 pm | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

Police Body Cams: An Invasion of Privacy or a Life-Saver?

August 28, 2014 12:40 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting, there is a major civil liberty debate occurring, amid proposals for widespread adoption of police body cameras. In my home state of Wisconsin, and across the country, there is a growing push for the mandatory implementation of body cams...

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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a butterfly. Biwu Ma, associate professor, created the molecule in a lab about a decade ago, but has continued to discover that his creation...

Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone...

Digi-Key to Distribute Embedded UHF RFID Modules

August 27, 2014 5:02 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer Trimble's ThingMagic Mercury  6e Series and Mercury  5e Series of embedded UHF RFID modules. The ThingMagic family of award winning embedded RFID modules is used worldwide to reduce development costs...

Electric Vehicles Need Magic of Graphene

August 27, 2014 2:48 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Graphene could radically improve batteries and supercapacitors. Hybrid and pure electric vehicles by land, water and air increasingly rely on lithium-ion traction batteries to escape the tyranny of pollution and poor performance from lead-acid batteries and meet the need for something better than nickel metal hydride batteries with their rare earth rationing and price increases combined with only intermediate performance...

3G/4G Technologies to Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018

August 27, 2014 1:45 pm | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies. The share of cellular M2M devices connected to HSPA/LTE networks is projected to more than double from less than 20 percent at the end of 201...

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Everyday Cybercrime — and What You Can Do about It

August 27, 2014 1:42 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminal...

Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-Possible Semiconductor Junctions

August 27, 2014 12:11 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

  Researchers have demonstrated that two of these single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an atomically seamless fashion known as a heterojunction. This result could be the basis for next-generation flexible and transparent computing, better light-emitting diodes...

Competition for Graphene

August 26, 2014 11:55 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers has reported...

Symphony of Nanoplasmonic and Optical Resonators

August 26, 2014 11:48 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at the microscopic scale that amplify light and produce ultra-narrowband spectral output..."

'Robo Brain' Will Teach Robots Everything from the Internet

August 26, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Robo Brain – a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources – is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. The information is being translated and stored in a robot-friendly format...

Scientists Develop a Water Splitter That Runs on an Ordinary AAA Battery

August 25, 2014 5:17 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, a fossil fuel that contributes to global warming. Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device...

Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals

August 25, 2014 4:12 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old scientific law describing crystal growth breaks down at the nanoscale. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy...

Less Interference, Happier Customers

August 25, 2014 4:09 pm | by CommScope | News | Comments

After investing billions of dollars in wireless spectrum and network infrastructure, the last thing operators want is a loose or poorly made connection degrading network performance and the user experience. But that is exactly what can happen in extra sensitive LTE networks. The evolution of wireless networks to LTE brings about increased scrutiny of the performance...

TE Connectivity Upgrades Mobile Networks for 4G and Beyond

August 25, 2014 3:44 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) announced that TE’s FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna systems are now upgraded for 4G services, allowing customers currently using 2G and 3G service to deliver more capacity in their networks. Using techniques such as multiple input/multiple output, resectorization...

Telit Technology Helps Address Safety Concerns in Schools and Campuses

August 25, 2014 11:04 am | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the North American CE910-DUAL variant of the company’s xE910 family of unified form factor modules will be used in future versions of the Campus Eye reporting as MessageQube devices that currently utilize the CC864 module...

Keysight Technologies Receives Cyber Innovation Award

August 25, 2014 10:55 am | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it has received an Innovation Award from the U.K. government for its research into cyber threat detection. The award was presented to the Keysight research team by Professor Nick Jennings, chief scientific adviser for U.K. National Security...

Meaghan's Minute: Compact Medical Testing

August 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Harvard researchers have created a portable medical detector that can monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests that now are done by machines costing...               

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