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Sennheiser to Cooperate with Smartphone Startup Phonebloks

May 19, 2014 10:16 am | by Jeff Touzeau, Public Relations, Hummingbird Media, Inc. | News | Comments

Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced a new partnership with Phonebloks. The startup company Phonebloks, founded by the Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, has developed an idea for a modular smartphone where customers can use individual components to compile a phone specifically to suit their own needs...

Vitesse Licenses Gigabit Ethernet IP Cores To Freescale

May 19, 2014 9:51 am | by Vitesse Semiconductor | News | Comments

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS) (Camarillo, CA) has announced that Freescale® Semiconductor (Austin, TX) is using Vitesse’s VSC9953-01 SparX™ Gigabit Ethernet switch IP core in Freescale’s 28 nm QorIQ® T1040 quad-core and T1020 dual-core communications processors, now sampling to customers...

Spiders Spin Possible Solution to 'Sticky' Problems

May 16, 2014 8:49 pm | by The University of Akron | News | Comments

Researchers at The University of Akron are again spinning inspiration from spider silk — this time to create more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures...

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Lighting the Way to Graphene-Based Devices

May 16, 2014 8:47 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry, a slimmer, stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon. With no natural energy band-gap, however, graphene’s superfast conductance can’t be switched off, a serious drawback...

With Imprecise Chips to the Artificial Brain

May 16, 2014 8:44 pm | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

Which circuits and chips are suitable for building artificial brains using the least possible amount of power? This is the question that Junior Professor Dr. Elisabetta Chicca from the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology has been investigating...

Fast and Curious

May 16, 2014 8:38 pm | by Princeton University | News | Comments

As smartphones get smarter and computers compute faster, researchers actively search for ways to speed up the processing of information. Now, scientists at Princeton University have made a step forward in developing a new class of materials that could be used in future technologies.

The Early Earthworm Catches on to Full Data Release

May 16, 2014 8:36 pm | by GigaScience | News | Comments

To quote the American cartoonist Gary Larson: all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm—but perhaps never in such a visually stunning way as that presented in two papers published today in the open access journals GigaScience and PLOS ONE...

Tricking the Uncertainty Principle

May 16, 2014 8:34 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Today, we are capable of measuring the position of an object with unprecedented accuracy, but quantum physics and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle place fundamental limits on our ability to measure. Noise that arises as a result of the quantum nature of the fields...

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ECM Announces New Authorized Distribution Agreement with Molex

May 16, 2014 4:06 pm | by East Coast Microwave Distributors (ECM) | News | Comments

East Coast Microwave Distributors, Inc.- (ECM) announced a new authorized distribution agreement with Molex Incorporated to supply the manufacturer’s line of RF/Microwave connectors and cable assemblies. Molex Incorporated is a global leader in RF/microwave cable assembly technologies...

Phase Contrast Improves Mammography

May 16, 2014 9:55 am | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment of breast cancer and its precursors...

Photos of the Day: Silly Putty Material Inspires Better Batteries

May 16, 2014 9:43 am | by University of Califonia, Riverside | News | Comments

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard...

Next Generation Battery Materials

May 16, 2014 9:27 am | by University of Califonia, Riverside | News | Comments

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries that will last three times longer between charges compared to the current industry standard...

US Senate: Firms Must Protect Against Malicious Ads

May 15, 2014 6:43 pm | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate warned Google, Yahoo and other leading technology companies Thursday they need to better protect consumers from hackers exploiting their lucrative online advertising networks or risk new legislation that would force them to do so...

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A3CUBE Partners with FCI

May 15, 2014 6:30 pm | by A3CUBE Inc. | News | Comments

A3CUBE introduces RONNIEE 2S, a Network Interface Card that can transmit four PCIe signals at 20Gb/s on standard Active Optical Cables (AOCs) with improved scalability and power efficiency over conventional solutions. In response to increasing demand...

API Technologies Receives Technology Award from United Kingdom Trade Group

May 15, 2014 6:25 pm | by API Technologies | News | Comments

API Technologies announced it has been awarded the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) GREAT Business Innovation Award in Technology during the annual BritWeek Miami event held in Southern Florida.BritWeek Miami is an alliance between UKTI and the British Consulate General...

National Instruments Announces Next-Generation 5G Collaboration with Nokia

May 15, 2014 5:40 pm | by NI | News | Comments

NI announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively...

And for My Next Trick, a Robot

May 15, 2014 2:12 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology...

Great Improvements Made for Nanogenerator Power Efficiency

May 15, 2014 1:56 pm | by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

The energy efficiency of KAIST's piezoelectric nanogenerator has increased by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices...

Google to Release Diversity Data about Workforce

May 15, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women. The numbers are compiled as part of a report that major U.S. employers must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Telit M2M Technology to Help Turtles and Tourism on North Carolina Coast

May 15, 2014 11:15 am | by Sara Brown, Global Marketing Project Director, Telit | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that Turtle Sense, a project designed to accurately predict when sea turtles hatch and emerge from their nests, will integrate Telit HE910 modules to communicate sensor data with the ultimate goal of protecting both the threatened and endangered sea turtles and the area’s critical tourism industry...

Rohde & Schwarz joins M2M Alliance

May 15, 2014 10:57 am | by Christian Mokry, Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has joined the M2M Alliance, the largest association for the machine-to-machine sector. Jörg Köpp, who is responsible for the M2M/NFC market segment at Rohde & Schwarz, says, "The advanced networking between people and machines and among machines themselves is completely changing our lives...

SRG’s New LTE Chipset Benchmark Study Focuses on CAT 4 Data Throughput

May 15, 2014 9:17 am | by Steve Fiore, SS|PR | News | Comments

Spirent Communications (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced that it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) (Oakland, CA) to benchmark data throughput performance of six LTE Category 4 (Cat 4) capable chipsets from Ericsson, HiSilicon, Intel, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Samsung...

Advance Brings 'Hyperbolic Metamaterials' Closer to Reality

May 14, 2014 8:18 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells...

CEBAF Beam Goes Over the Hump

May 14, 2014 7:45 pm | by CEBAF Beam Goes Over the Hump | News | Comments

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved the final two accelerator commissioning milestones needed for approval to start experimental operations following its first major upgrade...

Deformable Mirror Corrects Errors

May 14, 2014 7:41 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam’s energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and loses intensity. A new type of mirror can deform itself...

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