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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower echelons due to theater-wide mission priorities. DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program...

Inspired by a Music Box, Stanford Bioengineer Creates $5 Chemistry Set

April 16, 2014 10:58 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

When Manu Prakash was young he had a thing about flames. He's not encouraging all kids to follow...

In the HotSeat: Device Testing of New Technology

April 16, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

At this year’s LTE Innovation Summit in Del Mar, CA, Louis LaMedica helped to unravel the...

Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

April 16, 2014 10:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the greatest danger to nuclear...

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Scientists Achieve First Direct Observations of Excitons in Motion

April 16, 2014 10:14 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed...

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple...

CSR and OriginGPS Accelerate Adoption of Wearable Devices

April 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by CSR & OriginGPS | News | Comments

CSR plc and OriginGPS has announced a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70 percent smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30 percent reduction in Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF), making them ideal for health and fitness trackers...

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Agilent Technologies Announces Fourth NanoMeasure Scientific Symposium

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that NanoMeasure 2014, a scientific symposium, will take place Sept. 16-17 at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. The two-day event, Agilent’s fourth such symposium, will feature some of the world’s most prestigious scientists presenting the latest nanomeasurement-driven research...

RF Micro Devices to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

April 15, 2014 1:14 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

North Carolina – RFMD will host a conference call to review fiscal 2014 fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's web site under “Investors.” A telephone playback of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion... 

In the HotSeat: LTE Coexistence

April 15, 2014 11:40 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Dr. Vuk Marojevic and Dr. Jeff Reed, both from Virginia Tech, sit down with Wireless Design and Development in this special edition of the HotSeat to discuss LTE coexistence with radar at 3.5GHz...                           

Beam on Target!

April 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Public Affairs | News | Comments

The crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“Jefferson Lab”) has sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era...

Hotseat Episode 19: The Smart Home & ZigBee

April 15, 2014 10:15 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, sits down with WDD in the HotSeat to discuss the latest developments in the Smart Home and ZigBee...                     

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Photo of the Day: Optical Frequency Comb Sources

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The amount of data generated and transmitted worldwide is growing continuously. With the help of light, data can be transmitted rapidly and efficiently...                    

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)...                  

Device Turns Flat Surface into Spherical Antenna

April 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does...                   

New 'Tunable' Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar cells

April 15, 2014 9:24 am | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | News | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves...                   

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

April 15, 2014 9:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own...            

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Study Shows Increase in Online Information Thefts

April 15, 2014 9:07 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday...                    

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems...                          

Energy Harvesting – Powerful Options for Remote Wireless Devices

April 14, 2014 4:20 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications emerging that offer enhanced system functionality, such as periodic two-way communications and remote shut-off capabilities. Satisfying the power-hungry demands of these devices requires the careful choice of a power management system... 

Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

April 14, 2014 11:14 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | News | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

Tiny Particles could Help Verify Counterfeit Goods

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive, and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually...    

Stanford Engineers Design Video Game Controller that Senses Emotions

April 14, 2014 10:13 am | by Bjorn Carey, Kurt Hickman | News | Comments

Sometimes, a dozen ravenous zombies just aren't exciting enough to hold a video gamer's interest. The next step in interactive gaming, however, could come in the form of a handheld game controller that gauges the player's brain activity and throws more zombies on the screen when it senses the player is bored...                     

Heartbleed could Harm a Variety of Systems

April 14, 2014 10:01 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet...                    

NSC Backs Disclosing Software Vulnerabilities

April 14, 2014 9:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday...                

Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 14, 2014 9:35 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate cancer and HIV, to name a few...         

Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Plane

April 14, 2014 9:33 am | by MARGIE MASON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said...                       

Uber Meets Local Lookalikes in Asia Taxi-App Wars

April 14, 2014 9:31 am | by KAY JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Riding on its start-up success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology...                   

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