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World Record in Data Transmission with Smart Circuits

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit that was designed at Chalmers University of Technology. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an ...  

Samsung Phones Cleared for U.S. Government Use

October 21, 2014 10:10 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the...

Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the...

Samsung Seeks Boost from Redesigned Note

October 21, 2014 9:29 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial...

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Smartphones to Examine Diabetic Eye Disease

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | News | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American ...    

NASA Engineer/Audio Legend Passes Following Cancer Battle

October 20, 2014 1:18 pm | by Soundmatters | News | Comments

Soundmatters has announced with great sorrow the passing of its founder, NASA engineer and audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, on October 16th following an inspiring battle with gastric cancer. Born on April 9, 1939 in Bochum, Germany ...

Shattering Mystery of How Glass Deforms

October 20, 2014 11:39 am | by Dawn Levy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Throw a rock through a window made of silica glass, and the brittle, insulating oxide pane shatters. But whack a golf ball with a club made of metallic glass - a resilient conductor that looks like metal - and the glass not only stays intact but ...


iPhone Glass Maker to Cut 727 Jobs

October 20, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The company on Thursday announced ...   

Microsoft CEO Launches Diversity Training Effort

October 20, 2014 10:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about ...

Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Its Kansas Headquarters

October 20, 2014 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce. The report, which was ...

IBM to Pay $1.5B to Shed Its Costly Chip Division

October 20, 2014 8:58 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it ...  

Designing the Antibiotics of the Future

October 17, 2014 1:42 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria, which split the structure of the antibiotic and stop it working, making the bacteria resistant.The new findings, published in Chemical Communications ...


RazerCam Smart Camera with FPGA

October 17, 2014 12:12 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FSI Technologies has announced the latest "smarter camera" offering from EVT (EyeVision Technology), the RazerCam. The compact RazerCam is based on the XILINX ZYNQ SoC, and is equipped with two ARM cores and a user ...

When Cadavers Beat Computers

October 17, 2014 11:41 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care ...  

What Is the Internet of Things & What Does It Mean for Design?

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Diego Tamburini, Line/Shape/Space | Blogs | Comments

Is the tech buzz around 3D printing giving way to a new-media darling? Sure looks like it. What is the Internet of Things (IoT) fervor all about? While the idea of connecting products such as mobile devices, TVs, and even refrigerators to the ...

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce ...

Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:04 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data ...  


Will Apple Pay Be the Next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 12:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet ... 

Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a ...  

Interactive Typewriter Allows Communication through Internet Forums

October 16, 2014 1:31 pm | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

An antique typewriter has been transformed for the digital generation, using sensors and circuit boards to turn it into an interactive social tool. Joe Hounsham, a graduate of the BA (Hons) Digital Art and Technology programme at ...  

Understanding How the Brain Hears 3D Sound

October 16, 2014 1:23 pm | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

A University of Huddersfield researcher is poised to develop new technology that offers the ultimate listening experience. The £100,000 project aims to do for the ears what 3D cinema has done for the eyes.It could mean that in the ...  

Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries

October 16, 2014 12:48 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant ...   

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in 5 Years

October 16, 2014 12:36 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS ...

Magnetic Mirrors Enable New Tech by Reflecting Light in Uncanny Ways

October 16, 2014 12:22 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

As in Alice's journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other. As reported today in The Optical Society's ...

Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV ...             

Building 3D Materials of the Future

October 16, 2014 10:48 am | by Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University | News | Comments

Researchers in Japan have developed a novel yet simple technique, called "diffusion driven layer-by-layer assembly," to construct graphene into porous three-dimensional (3D) structures for applications in devices such as batteries ...  

Teardown: 4 Channel, 50 MHz Oscilloscope

October 16, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down the new US$399 Rigol 4 channel 50MHz DS1054Z oscilloscope. How can they get such incredible value for the price?             

Building Blocks That Blink, Beep & Teach

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together ...

Google Tries to Upstage Apple with Latest Devices

October 16, 2014 9:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's also releasing a new streaming video and ...

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