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Gift Guide: Lots of Tablet Choices

November 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to ... 


Dutch Seek to Harness Energy from Salt Water Mix

November 26, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday. Blue energy takes advantage of the difference in ...   


FDA Strengthens Warning on Device Linked to Cancer

November 26, 2014 9:19 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients ...     


HP Earnings Show Continued Struggle

November 25, 2014 6:02 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead. CEO Meg Whitman has decided to split the ...     


Oscilloscope Probes for High-Voltage Signal Measurements

November 25, 2014 5:29 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies has introduced 200-, 300- and 500 MHz, high-voltage probing solutions with a wider input range, higher common-mode rejection ratio, and optimized accessories. The probes are suitable for testing switching power ...

Student's DIY Microscope Could Save Thousands

November 25, 2014 5:02 pm | by Brunel University | News | Comments

Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of pounds cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who hacked his own microscope ...     


New Mini Swivel Fittings for Precision Blow Off

November 25, 2014 4:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Exair Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR has announced new Mini Swivel Fittings to adjust the position of their air nozzles. Using these type 316 stainless steel mini swivels, their mini Super Air Nozzles can be pointed where it is needed. Available in three sizes, these ...

New Technique Controls a Material With Voltage

November 25, 2014 4:18 pm | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of ...  


New Device May Ease Mammography Discomfort

November 25, 2014 2:16 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), standardizing ...


Are Virtual Money Transactions Really Anonymous?

November 25, 2014 2:07 pm | by University of Luxembourg | News | Comments

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the transactions really anonymous ...   


Flexible Electronics Breakthrough Enabled by Inorganic-Based Laser Lift-Off

November 25, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising ...


Robotic Ocean Gliders Aid Study of Melting Polar Ice

November 25, 2014 1:49 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide. Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor causing the ice to melt, the process by ...


Blu-Ray Disc Can Be Used to Improve Solar Cells

November 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells - suggesting a ...


Brain's Reaction to Virtual Reality Provides Insight into Memory Restoration

November 25, 2014 12:59 pm | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-world environments. Their findings could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming ...  


Scientists Turn Handheld JCAD into a Chemical, Explosives Detector

November 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Edgewood Chemical Biological Center | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center here, proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector. The original JCAD was ...  



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