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Ghost Writing the Whip

June 25, 2014 12:14 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

"Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers is applying the same idea in reverse...

Measuring the Mass of 'Massless' Electrons

June 24, 2014 12:00 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Individual electrons in graphene are massless, but when they move together, it’s a different story. Graphene, a one-atom-thick carbon sheet, has taken the world of physics by storm—in part, because its electrons behave as massless particles....

Controllable Optical Steady Behavior Obtainable from Nonradiation Coherence

June 22, 2014 9:40 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A new proposed scheme, by Wen-Xing Yang, from the Department of Physics, Southeast University, China, and colleagues, analyzed in detail the optical steady behavior in GaAs quantum well structure driven by an elliptically polarized field in a unidirectional ring cavity...

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Telco Systems Introduces SDN & NFV Solutions for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks

June 19, 2014 9:29 am | by Moshe Shimon, Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems has announced their new strategy focused on their innovative Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV solutions supporting their network evolution approach for transitioning from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to SDN and NFV architectures...

B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.

June 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Geisa Mello, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision Corporation has announced the acquisition of Teknix S.A., a service and calibration company based in São Paulo, Brasil. Under the new name of B&K Precision Brasil, the subsidiary company will become B&K Precision’s headquarters for South American operations...

Cypress and EverPro Extend USB 3.0 Performance Up to 100 Meters

June 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by EverPro Technologies | News | Comments

EverPro Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor announced the completion of successful interoperability testing between both Cypress’s EZ-USB FX3 USB 3.0 peripheral controller and EZ-USB CX3 camera controller and EverPro’s U3C A0A0-100 USB 3.0 active optical cable...

TIA Releases Network of the Future Conference Videos

June 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by TIA | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced the availability of an extensive line-up of videos from its recently concluded Network of the Future Conference. The videos include keynote presentations and in-depth interviews with top ICT executives...

Collecting Light with Artificial Moth Eyes

June 18, 2014 2:33 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

All over the world researchers are investigating solar cells which imitate plant photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to create synthetic fuels such as hydrogen. Empa researchers have developed such a photoelectrochemical cell, recreating a moth’s eye to drastically increase...

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Obama, Inventors Check out Electric Giraffe

June 18, 2014 2:26 pm | by Stacy Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White House, a symbol of the quirky and clever creations Obama wanted to showcase...

Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by RAND Corporation | News | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals...

Obama to Join Inventors at White House Maker Faire

June 18, 2014 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs, students and inventors are heading to the White House to show off their innovations at the White House's first "Maker Faire." The White House says more than 100 "makers" from 25 states will join President Barack Obama on Wednesday...

Top 3 Wireless Network Security Concerns

June 18, 2014 10:21 am | by IT Brief | White Papers

One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco’s predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016...

Move Over, Silicon, There’s a New Circuit in Town

June 17, 2014 6:58 pm | by University of South California | News | Comments

When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. Researchers have overcome a major issue in carbon nanotube technology by developing a flexible, energy-efficient hybrid circuit combining carbon nanotube thin film transistors...

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UK Says Cyber-Spies Monitor Facebook, Google Use

June 17, 2014 6:37 pm | by Jill Lawless, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.K.'s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain's top counterterrorism official has said. In a witness statement...

Photos of the Day: 15 MW Test Rig Drive Unit Weighs 400 Tons

June 17, 2014 10:27 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...       

Testing the World’s Largest Wind Turbines

June 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With a total weight of two million pounds, and blades as long as 400 feet, a single 15 mega-watt wind turbine would be able to power nearly 3,900 homes. Unfortunately, they don’t exist ... yet ...       

Strange Physics Turns off Laser

June 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Inspired by anomalies that arise in certain mathematical equations, researchers have demonstrated a laser system that paradoxically turns off when more power is added rather than becoming continuously brighter. The finding could lead to new ways to manipulate...

Tech Giants Seek to Halt Overseas Snooping by U.S.

June 16, 2014 8:24 pm | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country. U.S. companies that host services over the Internet...

Bel Agrees to Acquire Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions from Emerson for $98 Million

June 16, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Bel Fuse Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions (ECS) business of Emerson Inc. Bel will pay approximately $98 million in cash to acquire the ECS business, which had 2013 revenue of approximately $83 million...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

‘Exquisitely Engineered’ Human Vision Featured in 'Optical Engineering'

June 15, 2014 8:08 pm | by SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems...

Who's Using Your Data?

June 15, 2014 8:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By now, most people feel comfortable conducting financial transactions on the Web. The cryptographic schemes that protect online banking and credit card purchases have proven their reliability over decades. As more of our data moves online, a more pressing concern...

Breakthrough for Information Technology Using Heusler Materials

June 15, 2014 7:40 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

It is the breakthrough that physicists and chemists around the world have long anticipated and it will play a pivotal role in information technology in coming years. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have managed, for the first time...

Photo of the Day: The Internet of Things Ecosystem

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

IDTechEx Quantifies the Internet of Things Market

June 12, 2014 11:33 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analyst views of the Internet of Things vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem where IoT centers on things...

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