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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Unified Superconductors

May 14, 2014 5:06 pm | by International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) | News | Comments

Superconductors are promising materials, with applications ranging from medicine to transport. Unfortunately, though, their use is for the time being limited to the very low temperatures (close to absolute zero) necessary for superconductivity to occur...

Retailers Launch Cybercrime Info Sharing Center

May 14, 2014 4:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the country's largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting consumers' personal and financial information from hackers and thieves. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with several top retailers ranging from...

Photos of the Day: Parrot Bebop Drones Fly into the Future

May 14, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend and plans to test fly drones...

Smithsonian to Fly Drones for 'Future' Festival

May 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future.Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second "The Future is Here" festival this weekend and plans to test fly drones...

What Ants Teach Us about the Brain, Cancer, and the Internet

May 14, 2014 3:11 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought...

A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts & Clicks

May 14, 2014 11:17 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

May 14, 2014 11:14 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

European Court Ruling Redefines 'Googling' People

May 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

A European court decision will require Google to sanitize its Internet search results to protect people who can demonstrate the information unfairly tarnishes their reputation. The landmark ruling empowers the roughly 500 million people living in 28 European Union countries...

Samsung Apologizes to Sickened Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 10:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account...

LTE Over-the-Air Device Testing

May 13, 2014 5:04 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz Wireless | Videos | Comments

Dan Perkins of Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated the Over-the-air (OTA) device at the LTE Innovation Summit, 2014. OTA measurements are commonly used to determine the wireless system performance of wireless-enabled devices aside from field testing...

RFMW Announces Delta Electronics Distribution Agreement

May 13, 2014 4:52 pm | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW and Delta Electronics Manufacturing announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective April 7, 2014. Delta Electronics, founded in 1955, offers a full range of RF/Microwave and Millimeter wave interconnects. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers...

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