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Superconducting Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

April 24, 2014 12:58 pm | by Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of ...         

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Hands May Be Best Computer Interface

April 24, 2014 12:55 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way to bring your thoughts and ideas to ...

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Isolated Device Coupler

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced the all new FieldBarrier R4D0-FB-IA, a diagnostic-enabled isolated device coupler for FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA instruments ...

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$19.9M Fine Paid in Price-Fixing Case

April 24, 2014 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department says an auto parts manufacturer accused in a price-fixing conspiracy has agreed to plead guilty and pay a fine of $19.9 million. Federal officials allege Showa Corp., based in Japan, had ...     

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Ultrasound Device May Detect Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

April 24, 2014 12:46 pm | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. At issue is the plaque that ...

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New Tricks for Old Dogs: Veterinary Surgical Hip Replacement

April 24, 2014 10:37 am | by GKS Services | Articles | Comments

With an eye to its teaching mission and updated methods, one company wanted to create a comprehensive training video for its hip replacement surgery procedure. In the past, they had relied on hard copy manuals and PowerPoint presentations to ...

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7 Hilariously Ingenious Engineering Pranks

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by JF Stackhouse, Engineerjobs.com | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to eye-opening pranks, hacks, and stunts, no one can equal a team of determined engineering students. If you’re looking for inspiration – speaking strictly hypothetically, of course – or want to sit back and marvel at what ...

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Fearsome Stealth Destroyer Becomes Navy’s First All-Electric Ship

April 24, 2014 9:21 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The stealthy 610-foot long USS Zumwalt, named after the late Admiral Elmo “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., is the Navy’s most advanced multi-mission destroyer. The Navy estimates that the 15,600-ton ship can hit target at a range of more than 60 miles ...

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Tech Boom Creates New Wrinkles for Wrigley Field

April 24, 2014 9:11 am | News | Comments

The lack of a video board is only the most visible example of some of the differences between Wrigley and other parks. Rather than ordering food and drink on a hand-held device and having it delivered right to their seats, fans at Wrigley get ...

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Tech Beams Gene Therapy into Ears, Improves Hearing

April 24, 2014 8:58 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing. The approach reported ...  

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Olympics Show Wide Second-Screen Use

April 23, 2014 5:13 pm | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how ...   

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection

April 23, 2014 5:07 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows ...

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Telsa Motors Expanding in California

April 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California. The company has leased a 430,000-square-foot building in Lathrop, a community on Interstate 5 about 75 miles east of San Francisco. Tesla has not said what it plans to do ...

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Images Released of Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

April 23, 2014 4:53 pm | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado said ...   

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Rail Safety Effort Marred By Squabbling

April 23, 2014 4:49 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by U.S. government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who ...

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