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Google Buys Corporate Mobile-Device Manager Divide

May 19, 2014 3:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done. Financial terms of the acquisition announced Monday were not disclosed. The deal is part of...

Israeli, Chinese Universities to Collaborate

May 19, 2014 3:34 pm | by Ariel David, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Two top universities from Israel and China announced Monday that they are starting a $300 million research project focused on nanotechnologies, the latest move in booming ties between the Jewish state and the Asian giant. Tel Aviv University and Beijing's Tsinghua University said they will exchange graduate students...

Liberating Devices from their Power Cords

May 19, 2014 3:23 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

This intriguing prospect is one of the reasons for the current interest in building the capacity to store electrical energy directly into a wide range of products, such as a laptop whose casing serves as its battery, or an electric car powered by energy stored in its chassis...

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Advanced Connectivity Solutions Reduce Weight in Space Applications

May 19, 2014 2:58 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit the TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #1305 at the 30th National Space Symposium to see TE’s advanced solutions that reduce weight and are space qualified to meet the most critical demands for mission critical applications...

National Instruments Announces Next-Generation 5G Collaboration with Nokia

May 19, 2014 12:18 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...

NASA Awards Radiation Budget Instrument Contract

May 19, 2014 11:26 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded ITT Space Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Exelis, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a contract to provide the Radiation Budget Instrument, a scanning radiometer capable of measuring Earth’s reflected sunlight and emitted thermal radiation...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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