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Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

March 24, 2014 10:32 am | by KATY DAIGLE, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone, or create charcoal to combat climate change...                                 

Police Keep Quiet about Cell-Tracking Technology

March 24, 2014 10:28 am | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do...                       

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

March 24, 2014 10:27 am | by Angelika Dester , EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has welcomed WattStopper, which has released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches, and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install, and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits...

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Report: NSA Targeted Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

March 24, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer...                      

China Demands Answers from U.S. over Spying Claims

March 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China said Monday it was demanding an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions...                                 

Discovery of New Semiconductor Holds Promise for 2D Physics and Electronics

March 21, 2014 11:58 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

From super-lubricants, to solar cells, to the fledgling technology of valleytronics, there is much to be excited about with the discovery of a unique new two-dimensional semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry...         

New InInfrared Technique Aims to Remotely Detect Dangerous Materials

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

For most people, infrared technology calls to mind soldiers with night-vision goggles or energy audits that identify where heat escapes from homes during the winter season...                       

Pseudogap Theory Puts Physicists Closer to High-Temperature Superconductors

March 21, 2014 10:58 am | by Nick Manning, University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Physicists are one step closer to developing the world’s first room-temperature superconductor thanks to a new theory from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and Perimeter Institute...                                

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As Age-Friendly Technologies Emerge, Experts Recommend Policy Changes

March 21, 2014 10:40 am | by The Gerontological Society of America | News | Comments

From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to the latest issue of...                         

Microsoft Says it Snooped on Hotmail to Track Leak

March 21, 2014 10:30 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft, which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets...                     

SOLiD Chooses Graybar to Open New Distribution Channel for In-Building Wireless Solutions

March 20, 2014 11:58 am | by Mike Collado, SOLiD & Wendie Larkin, Calysto Communications | News | Comments

SOLiD has announced a new relationship with Graybar. SOLiD’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS) products will now be available to Graybar resellers that deploy in-building wireless solutions to enable cellular and public-safety communications...

RFMD Wins CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology

March 20, 2014 11:26 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed...

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

March 20, 2014 10:28 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

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Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environs

March 20, 2014 10:16 am | by Aditi Risbud, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that...                     

Device Cloud Networks Launches Comprehensive Connectivity & Service Enablement M2M Platform

March 20, 2014 10:06 am | by Device Cloud Networks | News | Comments

Device Cloud Networks (DCN) has announced the launch of its global end-to-end enablement platform for enterprise machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, delivering a next-generation comprehensive M2M platform that combines wireless connectivity, service provisioning, device management, and application enablement...

Homerider Systems Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System

March 20, 2014 9:49 am | by Pauline Cadena, Semtech | News | Comments

Homerider Systems has announced a next-generation system based on the Semtech SX1272 transceiver with LoRa long-range RF technology. The LoRa technology is integrated into the Call Rider+ concentrator and Warm G2 water meters and significantly reduces the deployment cost for Homerider by eliminating repeaters and concentrators. Each concentrator now has the capability to collect...

Report Says CA Targeted by Cyber-Gangs

March 20, 2014 9:27 am | by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

International criminal enterprises follow the money, and a report being released Thursday says they are increasingly focusing on California because of its wealth and innovation....                       

Possible Plane Debris Tracked by Satellites

March 20, 2014 9:23 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press SCOTT MCDONALD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Military search planes flew over a remote part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday hunting for debris in "probably the best lead" so far in finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, officials said...                 

New Technique Makes LEDs Brighter, More Resilient

March 19, 2014 7:48 pm | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new processing technique that makes LEDs brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride with a layer of phosphorus-derived acid. “By coating polar GaN with a self-assembling layer of phosphonic groups, we were able to increase luminescence..."

New App Provides Pocket Medical Diagnosis

March 19, 2014 7:41 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new app which turns any smartphone into a portable medical diagnostic device could help in the fight against diseases including HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world. A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions...

Malaysia, FBI Analyze Missing Pilot's Simulator

March 19, 2014 5:58 pm | by Ian Mader, Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI joined forces with Malaysian authorities in analyzing deleted data on a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, while distraught relatives of the passengers unleashed their anger Wednesday — wailing in frustration at 12 days of uncertainty...

IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research

March 19, 2014 5:48 pm | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center to help develop treatments for glioblastoma...

New Test Methodology Simplifies Envelope Tracking Design in Mobile Devices

March 19, 2014 5:24 pm | by Lawrence Wilson, Product Manager Signal Generators and Power Meters, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

The mobile communications industry is moving faster than ever to deliver the connected experience of video, voice, and data to the billions of people worldwide who are eager to consume it...                           

Maximize DC-DC Synchronous Buck Converter Performance

March 19, 2014 2:42 pm | by ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Switched mode power converters are very prominent in industry today and provide high efficiency solutions for a wide range of end applications. They can be found in power supplies and battery charging circuitry for computers, power tools, televisions, media tablets, smart phones, automobiles, and countless other electronic devices...

Europe's Telecom Tie-Ups Signal Big Shakeup

March 19, 2014 11:29 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

After focusing for years on becoming wireless services, Europe's telecom companies are having a renewed love affair with cables. In what some industry observers are calling a "Back-to-the-Future" moment, the need for faster and wider pipes to deliver video and other data-intense applications...

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