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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...                      

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...

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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...                                     

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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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Ideas in Action at Eureka Park

January 7, 2014 12:56 pm | by Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A modified Google Glass prototype that transmits personal health insights to the cloud. Ultra thin, flexible, rechargeable batteries for portable electronics. A shoe insole that gives movement feedback for amputees...                  

RAMBO a Small but Powerful Magnet

January 7, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jeff Falk, Rice University | News | Comments

The device dubbed "RAMBO" – short for Rice Advanced Magnet with Broadband Optics – will allow researchers who visit the university to run spectroscopy-based experiments on materials in pulsed magnetic fields of up to 30 tesla...            

Photos of the Day: New Science for Space

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space station...                

New Science Bound for Station on Orbital's Cygnus

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load...             

AT&T to Sell Toll-Free Service for Wireless Data

January 7, 2014 10:12 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T the country's second-largest wireless carrier, announced Monday that it's setting up a "1-800" service for wireless data. Websites that pay for the service will be toll-free for AT&T's wireless customers, meaning the traffic won't count against a surfer's monthly allotment of data...

Volvo Car Group and Ericsson Deliver Global Connected Car Services

January 7, 2014 9:54 am | by Volvo Car Group, Ericsson | News | Comments

The launch of cloud-enabled connected car services across the Volvo product portfolio at this week’s at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is the latest proof-point of the visionary partnership between Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson...

Allure Unveils iBeacon and NFC Enabled Smart Sensor Technology

January 7, 2014 9:50 am | by Allure Energy Inc. | News | Comments

Allure Energy, unveiled a revolutionary combination of iBeacon and NFC Enabled smart Sensor technology known as Aura, and has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for EverSense, a smart thermostat that automatically adjusts temperature based on a user's...

Intel Says its Processors are Now 'Conflict-Free'

January 7, 2014 9:44 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Intel the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...                             

Sony Launches SmartBand with Life-Logging App

January 7, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends...         

French Company Demos Driverless Shuttle at CES

January 7, 2014 9:39 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

French company Induct on Monday showed off the first driverless vehicle to be commercially available in the U.S...                                              

Self-Driving Vehicles offer Potential Benefits, Policy Challenges for Lawmakers

January 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Lisa Sodders, RAND Corporation | News | Comments

Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the data generated by this technology, according to a new RAND Corporation study...            

Global Tech Spending Seen slipping 1 Percent in 2014

January 6, 2014 10:43 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that global spending on technology will slip 1 percent this year to $1.06 trillion as the lower average selling price of smartphones and tablets offsets unit growth in markets like China...                       

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