The technology for these devices may not be so far off. Northwestern University researchers have recently developed a graphene-based ink that is highly conductive and tolerant to bending, and they have used it to inkjet-print graphene patterns that could be used for extremely detailed, conductive electrodes.
A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques.
Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets. One promising material for a potential new generation of recording media is an alloy of iron and platinum with an ordered crystal structure. Researchers led by Professor Kai Liu and graduate student Dustin Gilbert at the University of California, Davis ...
Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
Wireless company Sprint Nextel Corp. says it can now let Dish Network Corp. see its books and talk with Dish to see whether its competing offer to buy Sprint is better than its current deal with Japan's SoftBank. The companies said late Thursday that SoftBank had waived provisions of its deal with Sprint that will allow Sprint to talk with Dish.
A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the U.S. government. Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to testify Tuesday on Capitol Hill to explain the company's tax strategy.
Banks, who resides in Jackson, spearheads the executive development of KMB’s telecommunications business and is a recognized industry leader. He has more than two decades of telecom experience as a professional civil/structural engineer in the United States and Europe. He moved from the United Kingdom to the U.S. in 2002.
Imec and Renesas Electronics Corporation have announced that they have entered into a new strategic research collaboration at Holst Centre. Together, the companies will collaborate to enhance ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technologies for short range communication, targeting sensor networks for automotive and industrial purposes.
GaN Systems Inc. has announced the strengthening of its European design team with the news that industry-veteran Nigel Springett is joining company as Applications Consultant, based in Emmendingen Germany. In this role he will assist customers with the early adoption of the company’s gallium nitride power switching transistors.
It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.
Over the last several years, the rise of the smartphone in the wireless market has led to substantially increased capabilities in mobile devices. The emergence of an applications ecosystem for these platforms has enabled an almost limitless number of ways for consumers and enterprise users to interact with people, systems and businesses. Supporting much more than telephony, today’s smartphones function as a digital appendage...
There has been a lot of talk about Google Glass lately, mostly due to the prototype debut, but one interesting aspect of that public viewing is that developers –outside of GoogleLand—can take a crack at coming up with interesting uses for the technology. By allowing new voices into the conversation, the world is seeing even more possibilities for Google Glass.
The future growth of rail services depends on improved train to shore communications. That’s what a major international conference will discuss in London next month. Hosted by transport and wireless consultancy BWCS, Train Communications Systems 2013 has already attracted train operators and suppliers from Russia, the US, the Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, India, Kazakhstan...
The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, has announced the appointment of Peter Lefkin as managing director, and Mike Krell as the director of marketing and membership.
LogMeIn, Inc. [NASDAQ: LOGM], has announced it has launched Xively Cloud Services, the industry’s first public cloud platform purpose-built for developing and managing commercial products on the Internet of Things.
Agilent Technologies New AFM/Raman Spectroscopy System Provides Nanoscale Material Identification and AnalysisMay 20, 2013 2:37 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced the availability of a high-performance AFM/Raman system for life science and materials science applications. The system seamlessly integrates the Agilent 6000ILM AFM (atomic force microscope) and a HORIBA XploRA INV (inverted Raman microscope).
B&K Precision has launched its new “pwrApp” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding greater value to its DC power solutions, B&K Precision’s pwrApp allows full monitoring and control of network-connected (via WLAN) XLN-GL series of power supplies over local wireless networks.
Pervasive Group is excited to announce MMGuardian, one of the first optimized parental control solutions for carriers. MMGuardian is a CTIA E-Tech Awards Finalist in the mobile category and Pervasive will conduct a live demonstration of MMGuardian on the Exhibit Innovations Stage at booth 5646 within CTIA World on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:30pm.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Automated Switching Solution for Testing Multilane Digital Bus StandardsMay 20, 2013 1:17 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments
Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has introduced an automated switching solution for testing each lane of a multilane digital bus interface. The automated switching solution works with Infiniium Series oscilloscopes and is available on compliance applications for multilane buses, including DisplayPort, HDMI, PCI-Express and MIPI D-PHY and M-PHY interfaces.
X6 Innovations is launching BlueBee, a unique smartphone accessory that uses the first cloud-based crowdsourcing technology to track and find your things quickly and easily. BlueBee is a small electronic location device, the shape of a mini cassette tape that will make your life easier.
In this week’s episode of the HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Samsung announces 5G mobile communications; a Japanese company announces an iPhone attachment that produces smell; a new wireless data transmission record is set; and o-synce puts the answer to the challenge of exercise motivation in front of your eyes.
Microchip Technology announced the shipment of its 12 billionth PIC microcontroller (MCU) to the Nidec. Microchip delivered this 12 billionth MCU approximately 10 months after delivering its 11 billionth. The announcement demonstrates the industry’s continued acceptance of Microchip’s 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers...
The Canadian government has launched an aggressive campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers frustrated by U.S. visa policies northward, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America's immigration system. Canada's minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, Jason Kenney...
Last year, Apple added a visually stunning option to its MacBooks: screens with ultra-high resolution. These "Retina" displays reveal four times as much detail as any Windows laptop screen ... until now. Toshiba just released a new laptop line with a Retina-level display.
The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.