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Nanoreporters Tell ‘Sour’ Oil from ‘Sweet’

April 23, 2014 9:53 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground...                                

Vacuum Ultraviolet Lamp of the Future Created in Japan

April 23, 2014 9:38 am | by Jason Bardi, APL Materials | News | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers...                             

Attacks on Payment Systems Trail other Cybercrimes

April 23, 2014 9:34 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks...                     

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Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 9:25 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search for Schools

April 23, 2014 9:16 am | by Associate Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade...

Meet the Board: Tom Donofrio – Central Semiconductor Corp.

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Tom Donofrio is responsible for Central’s worldwide marketing efforts including: marketing strategies, brand management, marcom, new product introductions, and trade shows. He has over 20 years of B2B technical marketing and product management experience and holds a BS degree from Dowling College in...

Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

Apple Recycles All Old Products, for Free

April 22, 2014 9:29 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices, and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services...                  

Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

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Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer Compatible with Monics Satellite Carrier Monitoring System

April 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has announced that its MS2830A Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer is now compatible with the Monics satellite carrier monitoring system from SAT Corporation (SAT), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions...                                     

Meet the Board: William H. “Bill” Conley III – Industrial Wireless Industry Pioneer

April 21, 2014 12:42 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

William H. “Bill” Conley III is B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. As an electrical engineer (EE) with a career spanning almost 30 years, he is an industrial wireless industry pioneer...                                   

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Flipping the Switch

April 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks...              

Big Data Poses Great Challenges and Opportunities for Databases

April 21, 2014 11:55 am | by CUI Bin, Science China Press | News | Comments

Advances in the technology frontier have resulted in major disruptions and transformations in the massive data processing infrastructures. For the past three decades, classical database management systems, data warehousing and data analysis technologies have been well recognized as effective tools for data management and analysis...

Birch Communications Buying Cbeyond for $323M

April 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Birch Communications Inc. is buying technology and communications equipment provider Cbeyond for about $323 million...                                       

Electric Imp Announces Relationship with Murata

April 18, 2014 1:50 pm | by Murata, Electric IMP | News | Comments

Electric Imp has announced a strategic relationship with Murata to produce and sell its next generation Wi-Fi enabled connectivity module. The collaboration brings together two of the foremost companies in their respective sectors. Electric Imp is an innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based service platform...           

TE Connectivity Acquires SEACON Group

April 18, 2014 12:41 pm | by TE Connectivity, SEACON | News | Comments

TE Connectivity has announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV)/autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications...     

Agilent Technologies Announces Certification of HDMI 2.0 Test Solution

April 18, 2014 12:34 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that the Agilent HDMI 2.0 test solution has been certified by the HDMI Forum as an official compliance test tool. The solution has the widest coverage for HDMI Physical layer compliance test. Certification was achieved with the collaborative framework of Panasonic; the solution will be used at the Panasonic Authorized Test Center, in Osaka, Japan...     

In the HotSeat: Putting the 'Long Term' in Long Term Evolution

April 18, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, LTE appears to be living up to it long term promise. With only a few murmurs of 5G in the ether, the current iteration of LTE is only the first step in a series of enhancements aimed at not only the air interface, but also at heterogeneous network topologies, advanced services, and for the first time...           

Testing Protocols in Internet of Things by a Formal Passive Technique

April 18, 2014 9:59 am | by CHE Xiaoping, Science China Press | News | Comments

Protocol conformance and performance testing are two branches of testing designed to determine compliance and performance of protocol implementations to their standard. Dr. CHE Xiaoping and Dr. MAAG Stephane from Laboratory UMR 5157 of French Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) focus on converging these two kinds of testing in a same formal approach...

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