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Photo of the Day: Fingernail-Sized Biosensor Alert Doctors

November 12, 2013 11:13 am | by Phil Sneiderman, John Hopkins University | News | Comments

The project originated about two years ago when Katz, who chairs the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was contacted by Allen D. Everett, a Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric cardiologist who studies biomarkers linked to pulmonary hypertension and...

Biosensor Could Help Detect Brain Injuries During Heart Surgery

November 12, 2013 10:51 am | by Phil Sneiderman, John Hopkins University | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors devise new ways to minimize brain damage or...

Cooling When There's Too Much Heat

November 12, 2013 10:43 am | by Nancy W. Stauffer, MITEI | News | Comments

MIT researchers make surfaces that are easier to cool under extreme heat; finding could benefit power plants, electronics...                                                                                           

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Better Police Surveillance Technologies Come With a Cost, Scholar Says

November 12, 2013 10:34 am | by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor | News | Comments

The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse and misuse, a University of Illinois expert in criminal law and information privacy says...

Biometrics Researchers See World Without Passwords

November 12, 2013 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Stephen Elliott is the director of international biometric research at Purdue University in Indiana. He says iris and fingerprint scans as well as facial and voice recognition are just a few of the tools that improve security while making lives easier. His basement lab is...

Samsung Makes Quiet Push for New Mobile OS

November 12, 2013 9:35 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google's Android or Apple's iOS. Its ambition doesn't stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television...

Many Millions at Stake at 2nd Apple-Samsung Trial

November 12, 2013 9:23 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung's Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung Electronics Co. is fighting back with its own complaints that some key Apple patents are invalid and Apple has...

Report: Google's CA Barge to Hoist Sails

November 11, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Google plans to include a dozen or so massive sails on its four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, creating a floating artistic structure the Internet giant promises will "stand out," a newspaper reported Friday. After weeks of speculation that...

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Smartphones Seen Tripling to 5.6B by 2019

November 11, 2013 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six years, with service providers increasing high-speed networks to deal with the surge. Total mobile subscriptions...

Photo of the Day: Space Junk Fragments Fall into Ocean

November 11, 2013 9:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 6,600 satellites have been launched. Some 3,600 remain in space but only about 1,000 are still operational, according to ESA. Not all are still intact, and the U.S. Space Surveillance Network tracks some 23,000 space objects, ESA said. A lot of junk comes down unnoticed, said...

Satellite Hits Atlantic – But What about Next one?

November 11, 2013 9:54 am | by DAVID RISING, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites re-entered the Earth's atmosphere early Monday on an orbit that passed over Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. The 2,425-pound satellite disintegrated in the atmosphere but...

ESA: Satellite Causes No Damage after Re-Entry

November 11, 2013 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says one of its research satellites that had run out of fuel caused no known damage after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. ESA said the satellite re-entered the atmosphere at about 0000 GMT Monday on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western...

NASA's Orion Sees Flawless Fairing Separation in Second Test

November 8, 2013 9:55 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a test of a system that will protect Orion during its first trip to space next year. The panels... 

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Carnegie Mellon Researchers Use Inkblots to Improve Security of Online Passwords

November 8, 2013 9:42 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen from websites. This new type of password, dubbed...

Wireless Device Converts 'Lost' Energy into Electric Power

November 8, 2013 9:32 am | by Minnie Glymph, Duke University | News | Comments

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with...                           

Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 8, 2013 9:29 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on the collar, torso, waist or...

How the NSA Betrayed the World's Trust -- Time to Act

November 8, 2013 9:20 am | by Mikko Hypponen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every...

FBI Wants Hacker Who Helped Catch Cheating Lovers

November 8, 2013 9:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI this week added to its list of most wanted cybercriminals a former San Diego college student who developed an $89 program called "Loverspy" or "Email PI." Sold online from his apartment, the program would send the suspected cheater an electronic greeting card that...

Microsoft Makes IE 11 Browser Work for Windows 7

November 8, 2013 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft said Thursday that it has made its latest browser, Internet Explorer 11, available to users of Windows 7 machines. The new browser had already been part of the Windows 8.1 upgrade the...                                     

Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

Olympic Torch Blasts into Space for 1st Spacewalk

November 7, 2013 9:59 am | by LAURA MILLS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian rocket soared into the cosmos Thursday carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts to the International Space Station ahead of the first-ever spacewalk for the symbol of peace. Video streamed by the U.S. space agency NASA reported a flawless docking with the space station about...

Review: New Kindle is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest...

Georgia Tech Warns of Threats to Cloud Data Storage

November 7, 2013 9:45 am | by Phil Taylor, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As more businesses find their way into the cloud, few engage in security measures beyond those provided by the associated cloud storage firm, a new report from Georgia Tech notes. Even fewer seek heightened data protection because of concerns that usability and access to remote...

Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits

November 7, 2013 9:42 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

Infinite Peripherals Introduces Infinea Tab M, the First Mobile POS Device Compatible with the Apple iPad mini

November 6, 2013 5:06 pm | by Infinite Peripherals | News | Comments

Infinite Peripherals introduced the Infinea Tab M, the first mobile POS device compatible with the iPad mini. The new MFi-certified offering from IPC meets retailer needs for a lightweight, portable solution with ample screen space to transform the customer experience and increase traffic to positively impact conversion rates directly on the sales floor.

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