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Photos of the Day: Superlens

January 12, 2014 3:46 pm | by Duke Pratt School of Engineering | News | Comments

On one side of the superlens, the researchers placed a small copper coil with an alternating electric current running through it, which creates a magnetic field around the coil. That field, however, drops in intensity and power transfer efficiency extremely quickly, the further away it gets...                 

'Superlens' Extends Range of Wireless Power Transfer

January 12, 2014 3:44 pm | by Duke Pratt School of Engineering | News | Comments

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now...                           

The Cyborgs Era Has Started

January 12, 2014 2:19 pm | by Kosta Schinarakis, KIT | News | Comments

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns...                                   

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RFMD Expands Product Portfolio for the Growing Automotive Wi-Fi Market

January 10, 2014 4:40 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD expanded its broad portfolio of Wi-Fi products to include two new front end modules (FEMs) for automotive Wi-Fi applications. RFMD’s new RFFM8500Q is a compact, high linearity FEM supporting 5 GHz Wi-Fi and featuring a power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and single pole double throw (SPDT) switch.

Sigma Designs to Launch New ARM-based Chipset Family with HEVC at CES

January 10, 2014 11:47 am | by Sigma Designs | News | Comments

Sigma Designs is launching its new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)- capable SMP8750 family at CES 2014  in Las Vegas, NV (January 7-10, 2014). Combining the HEVC compression standard with a high performance ARM Cortex A9 CPU with an ARM Mali 400 GPU, the SMP8756 will offer a unique combination of performance, user experience and video quality.

Anritsu Demonstrates LTE-A Category 6 Peak Data Rates of 300 Mbps

January 10, 2014 11:44 am | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company announced it has worked with Qualcomm Technologies a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, to successfully demonstrate peak throughput for a Category 6 LTE device and network simulator using 20+20 MHz Carrier Aggregation (CA). The two companies have jointly performed tests with a device based on the new Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 modem...

PowerbyProxi Announces Licensing Agreement with Texas Instruments

January 10, 2014 11:42 am | by PowerbyProxi | News | Comments

PowerbyProxi announced it has signed a technology licensing agreement with Texas Instruments (TI), the global semiconductor company that designs and manufactures analog integrated circuits and embedded processors. TI will leverage PowerbyProxi’s resonant and closely coupled wireless power...

Qualcomm Smart Gateway Platform Transforms Connected Experiences in the Home

January 10, 2014 11:32 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Qualcomm announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, is driving a new class of smart gateway products with its recently announced Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ), enabling a robust Smarthome platform that supports connected devices, systems, applications and things for a richer consumer experience in the home.

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Carmakers: Driverless Cars Need Legal Framework

January 10, 2014 9:48 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hydrogen- and solar-powered vehicles are on the streets. So are cars that can get you through stop-and-go traffic while you sit back and send texts from behind the wheel. Cars are even using radar, ultrasonic waves, and cameras to jump into the passing lane and get around slowpokes...              

Metal Ink Could Ease the Way Toward Flexible Electronic Books, Displays

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report on the conductive ink, which could pave the way for a wide range of new...            

Fast Organic Transistor Heralds New Generation of See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:30 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology has the potential to achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices...          

Photo of the Day: See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:29 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

These innovations had the effect of depositing a denser concentration of the organic molecules into a more regular alignment. The result was a great improvement in carrier mobility, which measures how quickly electrical charges travel through the transistor...                 

SURA Reports Findings from Data Management Pilot

January 9, 2014 1:06 pm | by Greg Kubiak, Southeastern Universities Research Association | News | Comments

After 11 months of review, SURA announced the findings of a collaborative project to explore the capabilities of an open source application that assists with publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data; the Dataverse Network...                      

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Photo of the Day: Ultra-Thin Electronic Membrane

January 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zürich | News | Comments

With this new form of thin-film technology, very flexible and functional electronics have been created...                                       

Eye-Catching Electronics

January 9, 2014 10:39 am | by Peter Rüegg | News | Comments

In Professor Gerhard Tröster’s Electronics Lab, scientists have been researching flexible electronic components, such as transistors and sensors, for some time now. The aim is to weave these types of components into textiles or apply them to the skin in order to make objects ‘smart’, or develop unobtrusive, comfortable sensors that can monitor various functions of the body...

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Gets Its Own Business

January 9, 2014 10:19 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM announced Thursday that it's investing over $1 billion to give its Watson supercomputer its own business division and a new home in the heart of New York City...                            

Gadget Watch: Case Makes iPhone a BlackBerry Clone

January 9, 2014 10:19 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

BlackBerry, the company that made physical typing on mobile devices an addictive craze, is suing Typo Products LLC, accusing it of copying its world-famous keyboard...                            

Few 'Wearables' Balance Fashion and Function

January 9, 2014 10:09 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages...                             

The Internet-Connected Toothbrush

January 9, 2014 10:08 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them...                              

T-Mobile to Pay Customers Leaving Rivals

January 9, 2014 10:07 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile, the country's fourth-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure subscribers from rivals by paying the fees required to break their service contracts...                                     

Gadget Watch: Nabu Smart Wristband from Game Maker

January 8, 2014 9:05 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Razer whose gaming tablet won last year's "Best of Show" award at the International CES gadget show, has unveiled a wristband that combines the functionality of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch...                     

Technology? Some Justices Want to Keep Distance

January 8, 2014 9:03 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the legal fight over the NSA's high-tech collection of telephone records moves through the court system, possibly en route to the Supreme Court, some justices already are on record as saying they should be wary about taking on major questions of technology and privacy...          

T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T Party, is Thrown Out

January 8, 2014 9:00 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is taking his "bad boy" image and feud with AT&T to the next level: he crashed a party thrown by AT&T at the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas, and was thrown out after being discovered...                               

A Fireside Chat: How Wall-E Inspired the Ninja Sphere

January 7, 2014 2:32 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Using sensors and actuators, the Ninja Sphere learns about its environment and knows when something is out of place – even the dog. The next generation of environment control, the sphere monitors temperature, light, energy, and location ...            

Photos of the Day: NSF-Supported Consumer Technology

January 7, 2014 12:57 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

CES is a smorgasbord of innovation in software and hardware for consumers, and Eureka Park will feature the latest in grass-roots technology. Since its establishment in 2012, Eureka Park has become known as the focal point for exhibits with technological breakthroughs at CES...     

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