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High-Tech Mirror to Beams Heat Away from Buildings Into Space

December 1, 2014 11:20 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space ...                           

Bending Light on A Computer Chip with Sound

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota | News | Comments

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light ...                  

Earth's Plasma Shield

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the planet’s equator, they can get no further than about 11,000 kilometers from the Earth’s surface ...          

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Amazon's Robotic Army Ready to Ship

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon has boosted efficiency — and given workers' legs a break — by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees ...                   

MIT's Cheetah Bot Controlled by Video Game Technology

December 1, 2014 11:13 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites, and ballistic missiles ...                            

Girl Scouts Go Digital to Sell Cookies

December 1, 2014 11:02 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites ...                

U.S. Supercomputer Titan Does Calculations for HZDR Cancer Research

November 26, 2014 11:51 am | by Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

For their calculations, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) will now, starting in 2015, have access to the World's second-fastest computer. The Dresden research initiative is one of 56 projects the US Department of Energy has granted access ...              

An Eel-Lectrifying Future for Autonomous Underwater Robots

November 26, 2014 11:42 am | by Philly Lim, World Scientific | News | Comments

On 24 October 2014, Sweden called off the hunt for a submarine after a week-long underwater search in the Stockholm archipelago. Triggered by a reported sighting of a Russian submarine, the alleged 'invasion' had been widely anticipated by military specialists and the media ...                      

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Studying the Speed of Multi-Hop Bluetooth Networks

November 26, 2014 11:40 am | by UPV/EHU-University | News | Comments

A group of researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the most suitable configurations to prevent time lags from arising in data transmission ...                               

Review: 4 Shopping Apps that Will Save You Money

November 26, 2014 11:26 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps ...                                  

Global Quantum Communications -- No Longer the Stuff of Fiction?

November 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Dr. Wojciech Wasilewski, Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw | News | Comments

Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. The Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw has recently made inroads into popularizing quantum information technologies by ...           

Advancement in High Speed Converter Technology Enables Next Generation Wireless Communications Systems Designs

November 26, 2014 11:22 am | by Yi Zhang and Michele Viani, Applications Engineers for the High Speed Converter Group, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

Wireless communications networks are rapidly evolving. Consumers are expressing increasing demands for enhanced data services and greater use of bandwidth. New generation wireless communications systems demand higher data throughput, lower power consumption ...              

Photos of the Day: Mycestro Finger-Mounted "3D Mouse"

November 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Adario Strange, Mashable | News | Comments

When the finger-mounted "3D mouse" called Mycestro blew through its Kickstarter funding goal last year, it seemed like the device might be a hit. The makers of the device were only looking for $100,000, but ended up raising over $350,000 by the time the campaign was over. But now, nearly a year ...

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Top 5 Turkey Day Trinkets

November 26, 2014 7:39 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means stores are prepping their shelves with Black Friday specials. Preparing for the big meal isn’t always an easy task, especially if are cooking for a large group, so here are five turkey day trinkets to help make the process easier ...        

Stanford Scientists to Map Origins of Mental Illness and Develop Noninvasive Treatment

November 25, 2014 3:49 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | News | Comments

Over the years imaging technologies have revealed a lot about what's happening in our brains, including which parts are active in people with conditions like depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. But here's the secret Amit Etkin wants the world to know about those tantalizing images: they show the result of a brain ... 

Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics Enabled by Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off

November 25, 2014 3:32 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising from inherent material properties and processing limitations in scalability have ... 

New White Paper Available from Signal Hound

November 25, 2014 12:33 pm | by Signal Hound | News | Comments

Signal Hound has announced the availability of a white paper entitled, cost-efficient and extensible RF spectrum monitoring & management. The white paper discusses ...                           

White Paper: How to Resolve the Upcoming ZigBee - Bluetooth War

November 25, 2014 12:22 pm | by GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/systems company, today posted a new white paper regarding the oncoming war between ZigBee and the new version of Bluetooth – Bluetooth Mesh ...                

Study Supports Free “Super WiFi”

November 25, 2014 12:09 pm | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) | News | Comments

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that will become free into common property and to use it to extend existing wireless networks ...       

Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Explore the Nano World

November 25, 2014 12:02 pm | by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger, Technische Universität München | News | Comments

Ultra-short and extremely strong X-ray flashes, as produced by free-electron lasers, are opening the door to a hitherto unknown world. Scientists are using these flashes to take “snapshots” of the geometry of tiniest structures, for example the ...               

A Spoon that Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's ...            

Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

Driving Away Car Computer Hackers

November 24, 2014 9:48 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road ...

Researchers Engineer Improvements of Technology Used in Digital Memory

November 24, 2014 8:54 pm | by Scott Schrage, University of Nebraska–Lincoln | News | Comments

Accordingly, a team led by UNL researchers has employed a Nobel Prize-winning material and common household chemical to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity RAM ...               

End-to-End 5G for Super, Superfast Mobile

November 24, 2014 6:23 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centers in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast broadband, 5G. They provide details in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems ...               

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