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China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

TIA Submits Letter to CA Public Utilities Commission Cautioning Against Title II Reclassification

September 15, 2014 9:14 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) record the letter from 33 leading technology companies sent on September 9 to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker...                                 

The Sound of an Atom Has Been Captured

September 12, 2014 5:08 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. The results will be published in the journal Science. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied...

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Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

September 12, 2014 4:38 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

As silicon electronics approach their physical limits for density and speed, researchers are seeking materials to revolutionize the industry and continue the vast improvements in performance seen throughout the past four decades ...  

A Multiuser, Multiantenna Transmission Scheme for UHF

September 12, 2014 10:43 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

Photos of the Day: Wireless Experts Tap Unused TV Spectrum

September 12, 2014 10:42 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radios

September 11, 2014 5:05 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford University engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna — no batteries required ... 

First 500 GHz Photon Switch Built

September 11, 2014 4:58 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The work took nearly four years to complete and it opens a fundamentally new direction in photonics - with far-reaching potential consequences for the control of photons in optical fiber channels. Researchers at the University of ...  

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IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that ...

Graphene Paints a Corrosion-Free Future

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries ...

Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

September 11, 2014 4:38 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The team details its ...  

Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

EAZY-CAL Signal Conditioners Simplify LVDT Linear Position Calibration

September 10, 2014 2:29 pm | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Calibration is mandatory prior to sensor installation as it corrects any slight variances between sensors, helping to improve repeatability. Traditionally, AC-operated LVDT Sensors were difficult to calibrate as signal conditioners required that operators use trimmer pots...

Analog Devices Puts Designers on Fast Track at Avnet’s X-fest 2014

September 10, 2014 1:58 pm | by Analog Devices | News | Comments

Analog Devices is participating in Avnet Inc.’s X-fest 2014 technical training events and demonstrating rapid prototyping platforms for software-defined radio, GSPS data acquisition solutions and RF signal processing components that are compatible with Xilinx, Inc...

AIRCOM Device Test Lab Strengthens Carrier Aggregation and LBS Testing Services

September 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by TEOCO | News | Comments

As market demand for 4G/LTE devices utilizing advanced features such as carrier aggregation, A-GNSS and OTDOA/eCID location based services ramps-up, TEOCO's AIRCOM Device Test Lab stands ready to meet industry testing and certification needs...

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

September 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle...

Hotseat 37: Antenna Design Strategy

September 10, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this edpisode of the HotSeat, WDD sit down with Larry Morrell, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Larry Morrell at Cavendish Kinetics...                             

Social Robots to Work With Humans Within Rules

September 9, 2014 9:21 pm | by AP / Powered by NewsLook.com | Videos | Comments

The next generation of social robots will act within social rules attached to its role and impact the way humans interact with each other. The field is actually called cognitive robotics ...         

The Industrial Internet Will Monitor a Vast Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 8:46 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is ...

You Won’t Be Replaced By a Robot

September 9, 2014 8:40 pm | by Steve Tally, Purdue University | News | Comments

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics mean that machines will soon be able to do many of the tasks of today's workers. And not just blue collar jobs in areas such as manufacturing, but even in such white collar occupations as ...

Doped Graphene Nanoribbons with Potential

September 9, 2014 7:24 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

Graphene is a semiconductor when prepared as an ultra-narrow ribbon – although the material is actually a conductive material. Researchers from Empa and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have now developed a new method ... 

Layered Graphene Sandwich for Next Gen Electronics

September 9, 2014 6:38 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

In a recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology, researchers have demonstrated how combining two-dimensional materials in a stack could create perfect crystals capable of being used in next generation transistors. Hexagonal boron ...   

Photo of the Day: Discover the Smart House: The Future Is Here

September 9, 2014 5:52 pm | by Mobile World Capital Barcelona | News | Comments

What will our houses be like in the future? Will the washing machines be connected? The light bulbs? The plants? Thousands of smart projects are being developed to automate the houses, to make them more efficient, more useful and easier for the users. We're showing you here some of the solutions to come...

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