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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...             

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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...         

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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...                       

Wave of Wearable Gadgets Expected at CES Event

January 6, 2014 10:31 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several companies are expected to unveil wearable devices that are easier to use, extend battery life, and tap into the power of gestures, social networks and cloud computing...                                     

Photo of the Day: Computer Chip Crop Circle

January 6, 2014 10:17 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The crop circle near Chualar, CA, contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number "192" in Braille. On Sunday, the company announced the Tegra K1, a new chip for tablets and smartphones that contains 192 computing "cores," or mini-computers, for graphics applications...          

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Nvidia Promotes New Chip with Crop Circle

January 6, 2014 10:16 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A 310-foot "crop circle" in a California barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia, a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones...                    

T-Mobile to Buy Spectrum Licenses from Verizon

January 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

T-Mobile said Monday that it's reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash, allowing it to improve certain kinds of cellular service in markets across the U.S...                        

Rydeen to Bring New In-vehicle Technology to CES

January 3, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rydeen Mobile Electronics | News | Comments

Rydeen Mobile Electronics is celebrating the New Year with its fourth exhibition at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The premier innovator and supplier of safety and convenience technology for the aftermarket will showcase its 2014 product line...

100th Satellite Equipped with Saft Li-ion Batteries Launched

January 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by Saft | News | Comments

Saft achieved a milestone when the 100th satellite to use the company’s pioneering Li-ion battery technology launched this month. The Inmarsat 5 F-1 satellite lifted off from the Proton M rocket in Baikonour, Kazakhstan on December 8. The takeoff also marks the 75th GEO satellite in orbit using Saft batteries.

Meet the Maker

December 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

MIT alumna Limor Fried has become a pioneer of the ‘maker movement’ with her multimillion-dollar company. Since childhood, Fried has built, tweaked and otherwise modified (or “hacked”) electronic devices, sometimes creating her own unique gadgets. Eventually, at MIT and beyond, she would sell these products while ...   

New Innovation Enhances Information Storage in Electronics

December 31, 2013 9:41 am | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology that ...                          

The World Braces For Impending Retirement Crisis

December 31, 2013 9:20 am | by David McHugh, Elaine Kurtenbach and Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by ...           

Privacy Advocate Exposes NSA Spy Gear at Gathering

December 31, 2013 9:09 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency's arsenal of high-tech spy gear...                           

Review: New Camera Phones Notable in 2013

December 31, 2013 9:01 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than ever, which means consumers have more choices than ever. That's why coming up with a "best of" list for 2013 proved difficult...           

Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

December 31, 2013 8:49 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers...                     

Artificial Heart with Norwegian Sensor

December 30, 2013 9:22 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

France is going to test an artificial heart on patients. The heart will contain a Norwegian pressure sensor...                                                              

Photo of the Day: Artificial Heart Ready for Human Testing

December 30, 2013 9:14 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

The French company Carmat will now proceed with full-scale testing on patients. It could save the lives of people who have been waiting many years for a heart transplant...                                  

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