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Near Error-Free Wireless Detection Made Possible

January 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Sarah Collins, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The accuracy and range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which are used in everything from passports to luggage tracking, could be vastly improved thanks to a new system developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge...                          

How to Build an Information Time Machine

January 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Frederic Kaplan, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers...                      

Cooling Microprocessors with Carbon Nanotubes

January 23, 2014 9:14 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “process friendly” technique that would enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through carbon nanotubes...                     

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Nighttime Smartphone Use Zaps Workers’ Energy

January 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Andy Henion, Russell Johnson, Michigan State University | News | Comments

Using a smartphone to cram in more work at night results in less work the next day, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar...                                            

Portable Sensor for Nitrous Oxide, Methane

January 23, 2014 8:38 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have created a highly sensitive portable sensor to test the air for the most damaging greenhouse gases...                                         

Government Panel Urges End to Phone Data Spying

January 23, 2014 8:23 am | by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans'...               

SecurityCoverage Launches Tech Home to US Communications Marketplace

January 22, 2014 11:32 am | by SecurityCoverage | News | Comments

SecurityCoverage launched the country's first turnkey solution to the complexities of today's connected home. The managed service offering will be marketed through cable and ISP providers across the US. Tech Home is an innovative, three-tiered solution offering protection, technical support and warranty solutions on a subscription basis.

ITC Recommends Exclusion Order to Prevent Mellanox and FCI from Further Importing Fiber Optic Products Infringing Avago Patent

January 22, 2014 11:14 am | by Avago Technologies | News | Comments

Avago Technologies announced its successful assertion of a patent related to its VCSEL technology used in datacenter, enterprise network and high-performance computing applications. On Friday, December 13, 2013, the International Trade Commission issued the Initial Determination finding a violation of Section 337...

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Greater Presence at MWC 2014: Rohde & Schwarz Adds New Booth

January 22, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

This year for the first time, the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies will have an additional booth (B50, hall 6) dedicated to network operators and infrastructure manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. At its main booth (C40, hall 6), the T&M specialist will showcase innovations and test applications...

IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Innovation Continues with Launch of New Projects

January 22, 2014 11:06 am | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE announced initiation of three new standards-development projects and an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections activity that are all intended to expand the capabilities and relevance of the IEEE 802.3 “Standard for Ethernet.” Work is underway to amend the base standard in multiple ways...

New Transparent Display System Provide Heads-Up Data

January 22, 2014 10:27 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations...               

Turkeys Inspire Smartphone-Capable Early Warning System for Toxins

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California – Berkeley | News | Comments

Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals. But bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that changes color when exposed to chemical vapors. This feature makes the sensors valuable detectors of toxins or airborne pathogens...

Photos of the Day: Turkey Inspired Bio Sensors

January 22, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

The turkey-inspired biosensors were exposed to a range of volatile organic compounds, including hexane, isopropyl alcohol and methanol, as well as vapor of the explosive chemical TNT, at concentrations of 300 parts per billion...                 

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Texas Instruments Cutting 1,100 Jobs; 4Q Profit Up

January 22, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chipmaker Texas Instruments said Tuesday that it will cut 1,100 jobs worldwide, about 3 percent of its workforce, to trim costs and will reduce its investments in certain markets...                                 

Ohio Man Questioned over Google Glass in Theater

January 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device....                               

VMware to Buy AirWatch for $1.18B in Cash

January 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cloud computing company VMware says it is buying mobile computing company AirWatch for about $1.18 billion in cash. The deal also includes about $365M million in installment payments and assumed unvested equity...                                    

Semtech’s PCI Express 3.0 PHY IP Platform

January 21, 2014 1:39 pm | by Semtech | News | Comments

Semtech announced that its PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 PHY IP, part of the Snowbush IP platform, successfully completed the rigorous testing of the PCI-SIG and is now on the PCIe 3.0 Integrators List. The PCI-SIG integrators list maintains the gold standard by which companies developing PCI products make IP purchasing decisions. 

Saft Signs Multi-million Euro Energy Storage Contract for La Réunion Island

January 21, 2014 1:37 pm | by Saft | News | Comments

A consortium led by Saft has been awarded a multi-million euro project by Akuo Energy. This turnkey contract is realized in partnership with Ingeteam (Spain) - world leading manufacturer of power electronics and energy management systems– and Corex Solar (based in La Réunion) to build the Bardzour solar photovoltaic...

Shan Morgan Appointed President of Elma Electronic

January 21, 2014 1:34 pm | by Elma Electronic Group | News | Comments

The Board of Directors of the Elma Electronic Group announced the appointment of Shan Morgan as President of Elma Electronic Inc. effective January 1st, 2014. Shan succeeds Fred Ruegg, who became CEO of the Elma Group in September 2013. Prior to this appointment, Morgan was senior vice president of sales & marketing for the Systems group...

NuWaves Engineering's Sales Representative Network Expands with Addition of Aerogear Telemetry

January 21, 2014 1:29 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering announced that the company has added AeroGear Telemetry as an authorized representative of its products and design services for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and South Central regions of the United States, in total covering 17 states as well as the District of Columbia.

FCI Announces the Successful Completion of a New

January 21, 2014 1:24 pm | by FCI | News | Comments

FCI announced that it has raised a new $250 million syndicated term loan in the US institutional loan market. Proceeds from the new 7 year loan will be used to fund a distribution to its shareholders and pay for expenses in connection with the issuance. The facility as well as FCI is rated B1 and BB- by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s respectively.

Virginia Tech Researcher Develops Energy-Dense Sugar Battery

January 21, 2014 9:00 am | by Zeke Barlow, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable...                       

Photos of the Day: Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Wake Up Signal

January 21, 2014 8:52 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency received the all-clear message from its Rosetta spacecraft at 7:18 p.m. (1818 GMT; 1:18 p.m. EST) — a message that had to travel some 800 million kilometers (500 million miles)...                             

Comet-Chasing Probe Wakes Up, Signals Earth

January 21, 2014 8:50 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Waking up after almost three years of hibernation, a comet-chasing spacecraft sent its first signal back to Earth on Monday, prompting cheers from scientists who hope to use it to land the first space lander onto a comet...                 

Researchers Develop Tools to Make Mobile Devices More Energy Efficient

January 20, 2014 3:06 pm | by Chriss Swaney, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Mobile devices are now so ubiquitous that they outnumber the human race, but most remain expensive to operate, consume gobs of scarce energy resources and compete for sparse spectral access on the airwaves...                             

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