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Cypress Introduces High-Density Video Frame Buffer for High-Bandwidth Video Applications

November 18, 2013 4:11 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced production availability of a high-density video frame buffer that addresses the market’s increasing demand for high-bandwidth video buffering. The 72-Mbit device is based on Cypress’s industry-leading SRAM technology...

SensorData Technologies Introduces Industry Exclusive Real-Time Wireless Conveyor Diagnostic System & Services

November 18, 2013 4:07 pm | by SensorData Technologies | News | Comments

SensorData Technologies (SensorData) announced the global market introduction of the Model M411-106-10K wireless diagnostic system, designed to aid factory floor personnel in the real-time evaluation and predictive maintenance of conveyor systems, with remote data transmission capabilities of up to 750 feet.

Agilent Technologies Announces High-Speed Digital Design and Verification Seminar

November 18, 2013 4:05 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent’s High Speed Digital (HSD) solution seminar includes instruction in a range of simulation and measurement tools to help cut through the challenges of gigabit digital design. Attendees will be shown how to visualize and address Signal Integrity issues in their designs...

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API's Spectrum Control Line of Standard Circular Connectors

November 18, 2013 10:49 am | by API Technologies | Videos | Comments

API Technologies has developed their Spectrum Control line of standard circular connectors for commercial, industrial and military applications that are completely intermateable with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III compact shell connectors. These EMI filtered or unfiltered circular...

Columbia Engineers Make World's Smallest FM Radio Transmitter

November 18, 2013 10:43 am | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University | News | Comments

NA team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene's special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals...

Scientists Invent Self-Healing Battery Electrode

November 18, 2013 10:36 am | by Andy Freeberg, DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones, and other devices. The secret is a stretchy polymer that coats the electrode, binds it...

Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

South Africa Cemeteries to Microchip Tombstones

November 18, 2013 10:03 am | by CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amid a rash of tombstone thefts from cemeteries in Johannesburg, a company will be offering relatives of the deceased a high-tech solution: microchips that can be inserted into the memorial that will sound an alarm and send a text message to their cell phones if...

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Google: Searches for Child Abuse Sites Blocked

November 18, 2013 9:31 am | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Writing ahead of a British summit on Internet safety, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for over 100,000 search terms. When users type in queries that may be related to child sexual abuse, they will...

NASA Launching Robotic Explorer to Mars

November 18, 2013 9:29 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar. The Maven spacecraft was scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket Monday afternoon. NASA is sending Maven to Mars to study its upper atmosphere. Scientists want to know why Mars went...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    

New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles

November 15, 2013 10:53 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as...

New Hologram Technology Created with Tiny Nanoantennas

November 15, 2013 10:20 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing...                  

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Retailers Take on Silicon Valley

November 15, 2013 9:38 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the center of it all. At first glance, this workplace resembles any Silicon Valley startup...

Altered Landscape for Sony, Microsoft Consoles

November 15, 2013 9:35 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case, Blu-ray discs...

British Capital Gets Approval for .london Domain

November 15, 2013 9:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The British capital has won approval to use the .london domain, making it one of a growing number of major cities which claim their own chunk of the World Wide Web. The mayor's office said in a statement Friday that Internet addresses ending in ".london" would be available from next...

Governments Mining Google for More Personal Data

November 15, 2013 9:24 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest snapshot emerged Thursday in a report that the company has released every six months for the past three years. Several other companies, including Microsoft, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., have since followed Google's practice of disclosing... 

DOE Awards $25.4 Million in Contracts for Exascale Supercomputer Interconnect Design

November 15, 2013 9:20 am | by Jon Bashor, NERSC and Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration have awarded $25.4 million in research and development contracts to five leading companies in high-performance computing to accelerate the...  

Photo of the Day: Shoelace Antenna

November 14, 2013 10:07 am | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

The antenna is specially designed to match the wavelength of the target oscillations, while a custom power system covers the broad frequency range of the fluctuations. The operating principle is not so different from a violin string vibrating just right so...

New Antenna Spreads Good Vibrations in Fusion Plasma

November 14, 2013 10:07 am | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

If you want to catch a firefly, any old glass jar will do. But when you're trying to bottle a star—the goal of fusion energy research—the bottle needs to be very special. A tokamak is one type of fusion bottle, capable of holding extremely hot...

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...

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...

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