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Accidental Discovery Dramatically Improves Electrical Conductivity

November 14, 2013 9:56 am | by Matthew McCluskey, Washington State University | News | Comments

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the...

Motorola Unveils Budget Smartphone, Aimed at World

November 14, 2013 9:47 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Motorola wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology at less than a third the typical price. The new Moto G phone starts at $179 in the U.S. without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must pay for phones without traditional two-year...

Samsung Says It Owes Apple $52M

November 14, 2013 9:42 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. It's possible a jury presiding over a patent trial in a San Jose courtroom will find somewhere...

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Beyond Twitter: The Next Wave of Tech IPOs Brews

November 14, 2013 9:41 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Just as one high-tech breakthrough often paves the way for the next big thing, technology IPOs move in virtuous cycles, too. Twitter's scintillating stock market debut punctuated a procession of highly anticipated coming-out parties over the past two-and-half years, providing a springboard for a new...

Using Airport Screening Technology to Visualize Waves in Fusion Plasma

November 13, 2013 4:40 pm | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

A new, quasi-optical radar technique images millimeter-wave radiation reflected from fusion plasmas in 2D, time-resolved images. This novel application lets researchers image waves in fusion plasmas in startling detail and provides vital information to devise strategies to avoid instabilities which...

Riding an Electron Wave into the Future of Microchip Fabrication

November 13, 2013 4:09 pm | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

A groundbreaking fabrication technique, based on what is called a DC-augmented capacitively coupled plasma source, affords chip makers unprecedented control of the plasma. This process enables DC-electrode borne electron beams to reach and harden the surface of the mask that is used for...

New Generation of Micro Sensors for Monitoring Ocean Acidification

November 13, 2013 3:24 pm | by Catherine Beswick, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) | News | Comments

The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, which will measure pH levels in seawater, was developed by engineers from the National Oceanography Centre, in close collaboration with oceanographers from University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, which is based at the center.

Better Batteries Through Biology?

November 13, 2013 3:02 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a much greater driving range.                           

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Meaghan's Minute: Invisibility Cloak

November 13, 2013 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has been successfully demonstrated by two researchers at the Edward S. Rogers Senior...

Submarine, its Sailors Maintain Cold War Secrets

November 13, 2013 9:56 am | by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows. It was known primarily as a research vessel, but it also carried out...

Review: Pricey iPad Mini Keeps Apple Premier Brand

November 13, 2013 9:44 am | by Anick, Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is probably one of the few companies that can pull off a price increase. The new iPad Mini starts at $399, or $70 more than last year's model. For that price, you get a leap forward in power, speed, and display...                                     

Testimony to Begin in Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

November 13, 2013 9:32 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Feature Industry Forum & Exhibition Dedicated to Latest NFV & Communications Technology Advancements

November 13, 2013 9:23 am | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the international conference dedicated to global communications, will host its 56th annual event in historic Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the five-day international conference, hundreds of leading technical and business communications authorities will provide...

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Animal, Human Health Benefits Anticipated from University's Premier Biomedical Instrument

November 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer...

Ultra Thin Microwave Absorption Film for Noise Suppression of High Frequency Devices

November 12, 2013 5:04 pm | by DKN Research | News | Comments

DKN Research has commercialized an ultra thin microwave absorption film called Nikram.  The film, manufactured by Nikkan Industries, is capable of suppressing noise from high frequency devices up to...                  

Ultra Thin Microwave Absorption Film for Noise Suppression of High Frequency Devices

November 12, 2013 4:56 pm | by DKN Research | News | Comments

DKN Research has commercialized an ultra thin microwave absorption film called Nikram.  The film, manufactured by Nikkan Industries, is capable of suppressing noise from high frequency devices up to 12 GHz.                                             

Taking a New Look at Carbon Nanotubes

November 12, 2013 4:29 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have developed a technique that can be used to identify the structure of an individual carbon nanotube and characterize its...

Thin, Active Invisibility Cloak Demonstrated for First Time

November 12, 2013 4:12 pm | by Marit Mitchell, University of Toronto | News | Comments

Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable, and adaptive to different types and sizes of...

Rohde & Schwarz to Reach LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Category 6 IP Throughput Using R&S CMW500

November 12, 2013 2:51 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and HiSilicon have successfully implemented the requirements for device category 6 in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced. Jointly, the companies have performed tests on a HiSilicon Balong720, the world’s first category 6 chipset solution.

Lime Microsystems Signs Vitec Electronics as Japan Distribution Partner

November 12, 2013 2:49 pm | by Lime Microsystems | News | Comments

The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, today announced it has signed Vitec Electronics as its strategic distribution partner for Japan. Lime is the world’s leading supplier of field programmable RF transceivers. Its software configurable chips run on any 2G, 3G or 4G mobile standard and on any frequency between 0.3 and 3.8GHz.

Latest Consumer Communications & Networking Technology Trends to be Explored at IEEE CCNC

November 12, 2013 2:47 pm | by IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

The IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2013) will hold its 11th annual event dedicated to the advancement of consumer networking technologies, applications and services from January 10 – 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wireless Research Center of North Carolina Announces CTIA Certification

November 12, 2013 2:44 pm | by Wireless Research Center of North Carolina | News | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) has, as of November 1, 2014, been certified as a CTIA Authorized Test Lab (CATL) for mobile station radiated performance testing. Wireless devices on all nationwide cellular networks are required to be tested by a CATL using the CTIA's over-the-air (OTA) test procedure in order to receive a certification.

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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