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Photos of the Day: New Science for Space

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space station...                

New Science Bound for Station on Orbital's Cygnus

January 7, 2014 10:20 am | by Laura Niles, NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load...             

Volvo Car Group and Ericsson Deliver Global Connected Car Services

January 7, 2014 9:54 am | by Volvo Car Group, Ericsson | News | Comments

The launch of cloud-enabled connected car services across the Volvo product portfolio at this week’s at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is the latest proof-point of the visionary partnership between Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson...

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Allure Unveils iBeacon and NFC Enabled Smart Sensor Technology

January 7, 2014 9:50 am | by Allure Energy Inc. | News | Comments

Allure Energy, unveiled a revolutionary combination of iBeacon and NFC Enabled smart Sensor technology known as Aura, and has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for EverSense, a smart thermostat that automatically adjusts temperature based on a user's...

Sony Launches SmartBand with Life-Logging App

January 7, 2014 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends...         

Self-Driving Vehicles offer Potential Benefits, Policy Challenges for Lawmakers

January 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Lisa Sodders, RAND Corporation | News | Comments

Self-driving vehicles offer the promise of significant benefits to society, but raise several policy challenges, including the need to update insurance liability regulations and privacy concerns such as who will control the data generated by this technology, according to a new RAND Corporation study...            

T-Mobile to Buy Spectrum Licenses from Verizon

January 6, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

T-Mobile said Monday that it's reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash, allowing it to improve certain kinds of cellular service in markets across the U.S...                        

Rydeen to Bring New In-vehicle Technology to CES

January 3, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rydeen Mobile Electronics | News | Comments

Rydeen Mobile Electronics is celebrating the New Year with its fourth exhibition at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. The premier innovator and supplier of safety and convenience technology for the aftermarket will showcase its 2014 product line...

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100th Satellite Equipped with Saft Li-ion Batteries Launched

January 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by Saft | News | Comments

Saft achieved a milestone when the 100th satellite to use the company’s pioneering Li-ion battery technology launched this month. The Inmarsat 5 F-1 satellite lifted off from the Proton M rocket in Baikonour, Kazakhstan on December 8. The takeoff also marks the 75th GEO satellite in orbit using Saft batteries.

Meet the Maker

December 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

MIT alumna Limor Fried has become a pioneer of the ‘maker movement’ with her multimillion-dollar company. Since childhood, Fried has built, tweaked and otherwise modified (or “hacked”) electronic devices, sometimes creating her own unique gadgets. Eventually, at MIT and beyond, she would sell these products while ...   

New Innovation Enhances Information Storage in Electronics

December 31, 2013 9:41 am | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology that ...                          

Privacy Advocate Exposes NSA Spy Gear at Gathering

December 31, 2013 9:09 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world's tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency's arsenal of high-tech spy gear...                           

Feds Announce Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

December 31, 2013 8:49 am | by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers...                     

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Artificial Heart with Norwegian Sensor

December 30, 2013 9:22 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

France is going to test an artificial heart on patients. The heart will contain a Norwegian pressure sensor...                                                              

Photo of the Day: Artificial Heart Ready for Human Testing

December 30, 2013 9:14 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

The French company Carmat will now proceed with full-scale testing on patients. It could save the lives of people who have been waiting many years for a heart transplant...                                  

Touchscreens that Touch Back

December 30, 2013 8:45 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Developers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrate touchscreen technology that could one day...                                              

The Age of the Industrial Internet

December 29, 2013 9:43 pm | by Marco Annunziata, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future? In this thoughtful talk, economist Marco Annunziata looks at how technology is transforming the industrial sector, creating machines that can see, feel, sense and react...             

NSA Phone Surveillance Legal, Federal Judge Rules

December 29, 2013 9:22 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program, citing its need in the fight against terrorism, just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely unconstitutional...

Report: NSA Intercepts Computer Deliveries

December 29, 2013 9:11 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets...

Solitons in a Crystal

December 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear. Discovered over 150 years ago in water canals, solitons represent a surprising phenomenon of wave propagation and have been observed in natural phenomena including moving sand dunes and space plasmas...

New Approach to Vertex Connectivity Maximizes Networks’ Bandwidth

December 27, 2013 12:43 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

A new approach to understanding a basic concept in graph theory, known as “vertex connectivity,” could ultimately lead to communications protocols — the rules that govern how digital messages are exchanged — that coax as much bandwidth as possible from networks...         

Laser Demonstration Reveals Bright Future for Space Communication

December 27, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Hosted aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE, for its ride to lunar orbit, the LLCD was designed to confirm laser communication capabilities from a distance of almost a quarter-of-a-million miles...               

Batteries as They are Meant to Be Seen

December 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northewest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries...                      

Anritsu Company Teams with Wild River Technology to Develop Signal Integrity Test Solutions

December 26, 2013 8:13 pm | by Anritsu | News | Comments

Anritsu Company, as part of its commitment to develop innovative test solutions to meet the needs of signal integrity engineers, announces a working cooperation with Wild River Technology. The two companies are collaborating to provide test solutions that meet the rigorous test requirements...

LTE Innovation Summit Announces 2014 Call for Papers in All Areas Driving the Convergence of Wireless Networks, Devices, Services & Applications

December 26, 2013 8:08 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

The 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit has issued a Call for Papers seeking presenters from all stages of the mobile wireless ecosystem. The 2014 LTE Innovation Summit will focus on the underlying technologies that are driving the convergence of wireless networks, devices, services & applications.

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