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South Africa Cemeteries to Microchip Tombstones

November 18, 2013 10:03 am | by CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amid a rash of tombstone thefts from cemeteries in Johannesburg, a company will be offering relatives of the deceased a high-tech solution: microchips that can be inserted into the memorial that will sound an alarm and send a text message to their cell phones if...

Google: Searches for Child Abuse Sites Blocked

November 18, 2013 9:31 am | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Writing ahead of a British summit on Internet safety, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for over 100,000 search terms. When users type in queries that may be related to child sexual abuse, they will...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    


New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles

November 15, 2013 10:53 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as...

New Hologram Technology Created with Tiny Nanoantennas

November 15, 2013 10:20 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing...                  

British Capital Gets Approval for .london Domain

November 15, 2013 9:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The British capital has won approval to use the .london domain, making it one of a growing number of major cities which claim their own chunk of the World Wide Web. The mayor's office said in a statement Friday that Internet addresses ending in ".london" would be available from next...

DOE Awards $25.4 Million in Contracts for Exascale Supercomputer Interconnect Design

November 15, 2013 9:20 am | by Jon Bashor, NERSC and Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration have awarded $25.4 million in research and development contracts to five leading companies in high-performance computing to accelerate the...  

Photo of the Day: Shoelace Antenna

November 14, 2013 10:07 am | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

The antenna is specially designed to match the wavelength of the target oscillations, while a custom power system covers the broad frequency range of the fluctuations. The operating principle is not so different from a violin string vibrating just right so...


New Antenna Spreads Good Vibrations in Fusion Plasma

November 14, 2013 10:07 am | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

If you want to catch a firefly, any old glass jar will do. But when you're trying to bottle a star—the goal of fusion energy research—the bottle needs to be very special. A tokamak is one type of fusion bottle, capable of holding extremely hot...

Accidental Discovery Dramatically Improves Electrical Conductivity

November 14, 2013 9:56 am | by Matthew McCluskey, Washington State University | News | Comments

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the...

Samsung Says It Owes Apple $52M

November 14, 2013 9:42 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. It's possible a jury presiding over a patent trial in a San Jose courtroom will find somewhere...

Using Airport Screening Technology to Visualize Waves in Fusion Plasma

November 13, 2013 4:40 pm | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

A new, quasi-optical radar technique images millimeter-wave radiation reflected from fusion plasmas in 2D, time-resolved images. This novel application lets researchers image waves in fusion plasmas in startling detail and provides vital information to devise strategies to avoid instabilities which...

Riding an Electron Wave into the Future of Microchip Fabrication

November 13, 2013 4:09 pm | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

A groundbreaking fabrication technique, based on what is called a DC-augmented capacitively coupled plasma source, affords chip makers unprecedented control of the plasma. This process enables DC-electrode borne electron beams to reach and harden the surface of the mask that is used for...


New Generation of Micro Sensors for Monitoring Ocean Acidification

November 13, 2013 3:24 pm | by Catherine Beswick, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) | News | Comments

The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, which will measure pH levels in seawater, was developed by engineers from the National Oceanography Centre, in close collaboration with oceanographers from University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, which is based at the center.

Better Batteries Through Biology?

November 13, 2013 3:02 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to electric cars with a much greater driving range.                           

Meaghan's Minute: Invisibility Cloak

November 13, 2013 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has been successfully demonstrated by two researchers at the Edward S. Rogers Senior...

Submarine, its Sailors Maintain Cold War Secrets

November 13, 2013 9:56 am | by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows. It was known primarily as a research vessel, but it also carried out...

Testimony to Begin in Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

November 13, 2013 9:32 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to...

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Feature Industry Forum & Exhibition Dedicated to Latest NFV & Communications Technology Advancements

November 13, 2013 9:23 am | by IEEE | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the international conference dedicated to global communications, will host its 56th annual event in historic Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the five-day international conference, hundreds of leading technical and business communications authorities will provide...

Animal, Human Health Benefits Anticipated from University's Premier Biomedical Instrument

November 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A Kansas State University team recently received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Institute for a biomedical instrument that is anticipated to help with breakthroughs in animal and human health as well as cancer...

Ultra Thin Microwave Absorption Film for Noise Suppression of High Frequency Devices

November 12, 2013 5:04 pm | by DKN Research | News | Comments

DKN Research has commercialized an ultra thin microwave absorption film called Nikram.  The film, manufactured by Nikkan Industries, is capable of suppressing noise from high frequency devices up to...                  

Ultra Thin Microwave Absorption Film for Noise Suppression of High Frequency Devices

November 12, 2013 4:56 pm | by DKN Research | News | Comments

DKN Research has commercialized an ultra thin microwave absorption film called Nikram.  The film, manufactured by Nikkan Industries, is capable of suppressing noise from high frequency devices up to 12 GHz.                                             

Taking a New Look at Carbon Nanotubes

November 12, 2013 4:29 pm | 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) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have developed a technique that can be used to identify the structure of an individual carbon nanotube and characterize its...

Thin, Active Invisibility Cloak Demonstrated for First Time

November 12, 2013 4:12 pm | by Marit Mitchell, University of Toronto | News | Comments

Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable, and adaptive to different types and sizes of...

Rohde & Schwarz to Reach LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Category 6 IP Throughput Using R&S CMW500

November 12, 2013 2:51 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and HiSilicon have successfully implemented the requirements for device category 6 in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced. Jointly, the companies have performed tests on a HiSilicon Balong720, the world’s first category 6 chipset solution.

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