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Tech Valley Communications’ CEO and CNO Featured Speakers at COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO

September 3, 2013 7:57 pm | by Tech Valley Communications | News | Comments

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, today announced that its CEO, Kevin O’Connor, and James Capuano, will serve as panelists...

Saguna Networks Named a 2013 CRN Emerging Mobility Vendor

September 3, 2013 7:53 pm | by Saguna Networks | News | Comments

Saguna Networks, an innovative provider of Radio Access Network (RAN) application acceleration and mobile content delivery on HSPA and LTE networks, announced that the company has been selected as a 2013 Emerging Vendor by CRN Magazine.

TNCI Operating Company Acquires Pac-West Telecomm

September 3, 2013 7:49 pm | by TNCI Operating Company | News | Comments

TNCI Operating Company LLC, an entity formed by Garrison Investment Group (“Garrison”) and Blue Casa Telephone, announced the acquisition of UPH which includes Pac-West Telecomm Inc. With this acquisition, TNCI will operate Pac-West, PointOne and the UPH family of companies under the TNCI brand.


Peregrine Delivers UltraCMOS Antenna Tuning Switch Optimized for High Performance, Ultra-Thin LTE-Advanced Smartphones

September 3, 2013 7:40 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor | News | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has announced a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna-tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. This latest addition to Peregrine’s series of tuning devices leverages Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process using the HaRP and DuNE enhancements...

Almost As Sensitive As a Dog's Nose

August 29, 2013 1:30 pm | by Hyung Gyu Park, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have developed an innovative sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Thanks to its unique surface properties at nanoscale, the method can be used to perform analyses that are more reliable, sensitive, and cost-effective. In experiments with the new sensor.

Collaboration Tools to Accelerate Design

August 29, 2013 1:11 pm | by Nathalie Regniers, Director, Industry & Product Marketing, Infor SCM & PLM | Articles | Comments

Increasing demand for product specialization from customers and market pressures to speed new product introductions are two big challenges facing manufacturers today. Manufacturers with engineer-to-order and made-to-order products need new tools to be able to successfully share the collective brainpower of manufacturing and engineering in real-time.

50 Years Later, Hotline to Moscow Still Relevant

August 29, 2013 12:18 pm | by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Washington-Moscow Hotline is not just a Cold War relic, but a system for top-level crisis communications that remains a useful tool for U.S. and Russian leaders at odds over their relations with Syria and Iran, a former director of the Soviet space exploration program says.

Ultracold Big Bang Experiment Successfully Simulates Evolution of Early Universe

August 29, 2013 12:15 pm | by Steve Koppes, University of Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the big bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. "This is the first time an experiment like this has simulated the evolution.


Space Laser to Prove Increased Broadband Possible

August 29, 2013 9:12 am | by NASA | News | Comments

When NASA’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission managed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, it will attempt to show two-way laser communication beyond Earth is possible, expanding the possibility of transmitting huge amounts of data.

Vodafone in Talks to Sell Verizon Wireless Stake

August 29, 2013 8:55 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Vodafone PLC, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, confirmed Thursday that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its U.S. operations. The U.K. company is mulling its options for its 45 percent stake in the U.S.'s Verizon Wireless, of which Verizon Communications owns the other 55 percent.

First U.S. Surgery Transmitted Live Via Google Glass

August 29, 2013 8:45 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

A surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the first in the United States to consult with a distant colleague using live, point-of-view video from the operating room via Google Glass, a head-mounted computer and camera device.

1st U.S.-Made Smartphone Just as Cheap to Produce

August 29, 2013 8:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the "Made in the U.S.A." designation. Labor costs are higher in the U.S. compared with Asian factories, where phones are typically made. But IHS said the Moto X is about 5 percent cheaper to make than Samsung Electronic's flagship Galaxy S4 phone.

Princeton and USDA Researchers Produce New Egg Pasteurization Method

August 29, 2013 8:39 am | by John Greenwald, DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a novel technique and device for rapidly pasteurizing eggs in the shell without damaging the delicate egg white. The process could lead to a sharp reduction in illnesses caused by egg-borne salmonella bacteria, a widespread public health concern.


Autonomous Vehicles Are Tomorrow: Here’s What Transportation Tech is Doing Today

August 29, 2013 8:37 am | by The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials | News | Comments

Just as patients communicate their symptoms to doctors – smart technology is allowing infrastructure to tell civil engineers when something is wrong. Sensors installed on bridges, in roadways, and on maintenance vehicles, are communicating real-time performance and weather data, allowing engineers to solve problems before they occur.

NYC Transit App Competition Asks Public to Vote

August 28, 2013 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The agency that runs New York City's subways and buses is inviting the public to try out and weigh in on dozens of new apps designed to ease getting around. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and AT&T released 49 new apps on Tuesday. They were developed in a competition to create new mobile tools that draw on real-time MTA data.

Exploring Google Glass through Eyes of Early Users

August 28, 2013 9:47 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

To get a sense of the advantages and drawbacks of the device, The Associated Press spoke to three Glass owners who have been using the device since late spring: Sarah Hill, a former TV broadcaster and current military veterans advocate; David Levy, a hiking enthusiast and small business owner; and Deborah Lee, a stay-at-home mom.

China to Launch Unmanned Lunar Lander by Year-End

August 28, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

China says it will launch its first unmanned lunar lander by the end of this year. The Chang'e 3 lander will carry a radio-controlled rover to transmit images and dig into the moon's surface to test samples. The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said Wednesday the lander had officially entered the launch stage.

Control Scheme Dynamically Maintains Unstable Quantum System

August 28, 2013 9:40 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A simple pendulum has two equilibrium points: hanging in the "down" position and perfectly inverted in the "up" position. While the "down" position is a stable equilibrium, the inverted position is definitely not stable. Any infinitesimal deviation from perfectly inverted is enough to cause the pendulum to eventually swing down.

Georgia Tech Team Supports Open Architecture Software Standards for Military Avionics

August 28, 2013 9:35 am | by Lance Wallace, Georgia Tech University | News | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are helping the U.S. military make key changes in how aircraft electronic systems, called avionics, are produced. The effort focuses on modifying the design of avionics software, especially the ways in which it interfaces with an aircraft's hardware and other software.

Researcher Controls Colleague’s Motions in 1st Human Brain-to-Brain Interface

August 28, 2013 9:33 am | by Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

Radisys and Telum Announce Successful Integration of an eNodeB in Russia with Compact Evolved Packet Core

August 27, 2013 5:17 pm | by Radisys | News | Comments

Radisys has announced successful integration of Radisys’ Compact Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Telum’s compact LTE base station (eNodeB). Aerospace and Defense (A&D) and public safety contractors are turning to LTE to leverage the benefits of higher bandwidth, carrier-grade quality and proven, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology.

ProTek Devices’ New TVS Array Provides Circuit Protection in Computing Applications

August 27, 2013 5:12 pm | by ProTek Devices | News | Comments

ProTek Devices has introduced a very low capacitance transient voltage suppressor (TVS) array designed to protect computing applications from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electrical fast transients (EFT). Such applications include wireless communications devices, Ethernet 10/100/1000 base T, FireWire, and USB interfaces.

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone Driving 55% Increase in Mobile Phone Display Revenues in 2013

August 27, 2013 5:05 pm | by The NPD Group, Inc. | News | Comments

Increased demand for higher resolution, larger touch-enabled smartphones is leading to strong revenue growth in the mobile phone display market in 2013. According to the Quarterly Mobile Phone Display Shipment and Forecast Report by NPD DisplaySearch, overall mobile phone display revenues are expected to reach $33.3 billion.

Beckhoff Automation Adds Two Engineers to US Systems Engineering Group

August 27, 2013 4:52 pm | by Beckhoff Automation | News | Comments

In order to best serve rapidly increasing requests for on-site engineering support, Beckhoff Automation LLC has added two experienced engineers to the company’s Systems Engineering Group. This team, now staffed with six engineers, is tasked with assisting machine builders and manufacturers with the planning, design and implementation...

Pasternack Enterprises Appoints New Distributor for Russia Vilcom Holding Signed as New Pasternack Distributor

August 27, 2013 4:28 pm | by Pasternack Enterprises | News | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has welcomed Vilcom Holding as the exclusive distributor for Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Vilcom Holding joins a growing list of international distributors who are partnering with Pasternack to expand the company’s vast RF product offering and customer service worldwide.

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