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No Chance for Industrial Pirates and Co.

February 14, 2014 12:27 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Though it looks like something straight out of a science-fiction film, it will soon become a reality in the production halls of the future: products along the production lines will know where they are, which steps they have already completed, and what they still need to become a finished product...

Photos of the Day: Bootstrapping Holds the Key to Nuclear Fusion

February 14, 2014 10:20 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power, an idea that has been pursued for decades. They are still a long way from that goal. The amount of energy they got out of their experimental apparatus was minuscule compared to what they put into it...

Nuclear Fusion Project Takes Key Step in Lab Test

February 14, 2014 10:09 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power, an idea that has been pursued for decades. They are still a long way from that goal. The amount of energy they got out of their experimental apparatus was minuscule compared to what they put into it...


Superconductivity in Orbit: Scientists Find New Path to Loss-Free Electricity

February 13, 2014 5:22 pm | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Armed with just the right atomic arrangements, superconductors allow electricity to flow without loss and radically enhance energy generation, delivery, and storage. Scientists tweak these superconductor recipes by swapping out elements or manipulating the valence electrons in an atom's outermost orbital shell to strike the perfect conductive balance...

Huge US Thermal Plant Opens as Industry Grows

February 13, 2014 12:32 pm | by Brian Skoloff & Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the American West...

Curbs Shut US Drone Makers Out of Export Markets

February 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Military brass shopping at Asia's biggest defense expo this week have drones high on their to-buy list. But for U.S. manufacturers including General Atomics, which makes the Predator hunter-killer, there's one problem: they can only sell to a few countries because of tight export restrictions...  

Lenovo Profit up 30 Percent on Smartphone Growth

February 13, 2014 12:18 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Computer maker Lenovo Group reported Thursday that quarterly profit rose 30 percent to a record high on strong smartphone sales and said its acquisition of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business will accelerate its global expansion. Profit for the three months...

Clever Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons

February 13, 2014 11:57 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light...


White House Offers Help to Industry on Cyberattack

February 13, 2014 10:23 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Whited House on Wednesday offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces." Administration officials warned...

Anritsu Achieves World’s First RF/RRM Test Platform Approval Criteria for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation

February 12, 2014 3:30 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company announced that its ME7873L RF/RRM Conformance Test System has achieved the world’s first Test Platform Approval Criteria for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation. This industry-leading achievement in the Global Certification Forum enables wireless device manufacturers... 

Operators Facing a ‘Perfect Storm’ of Commercial and Technology Challenges

February 12, 2014 3:25 pm | by Real Wireless | News | Comments

Mobile operators are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of challenges in 2014 according to wireless experts Real Wireless. The independent consultancy is warning that carriers have yet to grasp the scale of technological and commercial challenges that will start to hit in 2014...

Gemalto Enables M2M Connectivity for Telematics Equipment Designer in the US

February 12, 2014 3:21 pm | by Gemalto | News | Comments

Gemalto announced it is enabling secure connectivity and long life cycles for a unique customizable fleet management solution for The Morey Corporation (Morey), a leading US telematics hardware designer and manufacturer. Gemalto’s Cinterion line of M2M wireless communication modules and ruggedized machine identification modules...

IAR Systems Offers Free Technical Seminars at Embedded World 2014

February 12, 2014 3:13 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Offering technical seminars during embedded world has almost become a tradition for IAR Systems. At embedded world 2014, IAR Systems puts full emphasis on the developers’ needs: Within the framework of Focus on Your Code, the company offers a non-stop series of free technical seminars directly at its stand 4-216...


Increased Bandwidth and Reduced SWaP Solutions Highlighted at Singapore Airshow

February 12, 2014 2:52 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity is presenting its solutions for increasing bandwidth and power efficiency while reducing size and weight for aerospace electronics at the Singapore Airshow, Booth # B24, February 11-16, 2014, at the Changi Exhibition Center in Singapore...

Powervation Closes $5.5M Funding Round

February 12, 2014 2:36 pm | by Powervation | News | Comments

Powervation announced that it has recently raised a $5.5M C1 funding round which will enable it to further accelerate growth, product development, and market adoption of its Digital Power platform at leading cloud and communications infrastructure OEMs...

Pasternack Launches Redesigned RF and Microwave Website

February 12, 2014 2:32 pm | by Pasternack Enterprises | News | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises recently launched its new website which boasts best-in-class site search functionality, one-page checkout and an updated user friendly interface. The new 2014 Pasternack website is the first major redesign since the Company’s previous 2012 website overhaul...

Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech

February 12, 2014 11:49 am | by Karin Laub, Associated Press | News | Comments

Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong. Abu Ghaith has become the first female high-tech entrepreneur in the West Bank, setting up an Internet employment brokerage and software development firm...

Tech Products Can Turn Uncool When They Become Too Popular

February 12, 2014 11:11 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

In the tech world, coolness takes more than just good looks. Technology users must consider a product attractive, original and edgy before they label those products as cool, according to researchers. That coolness can turn tepid if the product appears to be losing its edginess, they also found...

Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Bullish Despite Tech Trouble

February 12, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs building businesses around Bitcoin say they are confident the virtual currency will survive a series of technical problems that have affected withdrawals in recent days. Bitcoin's value dropped to about $633 early Wednesday after two big exchanges, BTC-E and Bitstamp, imposed freezes on converting it into traditional currencies...

Technology Firms Urge Changes to US Spying

February 12, 2014 9:33 am | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

A coalition of leading U.S. technology firms joined an international protest Tuesday against the U.S. government's spying programs, urging more limits on collections of Americans' electronic data and greater oversight and transparency about the secret operations...

Icahn Retreats from Apple Battle on Stock Buybacks

February 11, 2014 9:45 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn is retreating from his battle with Apple's board of directors, ending a high-profile campaign to pressure the iPhone maker into spending more money to buy back its own stock. The about-face outlined in an Icahn letter to Apple's shareholders figures to turn the company's Feb. 28 annual meeting into a more sedate affair...

Appeals Court in NY Restores Monitor for Apple

February 11, 2014 9:35 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

A court-appointed monitor evaluating Apple's antitrust policies can resume his work but must adhere to the strict limits on his duties spelled out by the judge who appointed him, a federal appeals panel said on Monday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued the order...

Govt Report: Cyberattacks Not Coordinated

February 11, 2014 9:32 am | by Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy. In a two-page report, the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force says the global implications...

Aeroflex Announces the Acquisition of Shenick Network Systems

February 10, 2014 3:14 pm | by Aeroflex Holding | News | Comments

Aeroflex Holding ("Aeroflex") announced the acquisition of Shenick Network Systems (“Shenick”). “Shenick provides Aeroflex with next generation technology in the rapidly growing virtual test market,” stated Len Borow, Aeroflex’s Chief Executive Officer...

Flat-pack Lens Boosts Solar Power

February 10, 2014 9:49 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China. Fresnel lenses were invented by French engineer and scientist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in the early nineteenth century...

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