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Copper Shines as Flexible Conductor

September 1, 2014 8:32 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts ...    

Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 4:00 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna...

A New, Tunable Device for Spintronics

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | News | Comments

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only...

Police Body Cams: An Invasion of Privacy or a Life-Saver?

August 28, 2014 2:46 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri shooting, there is a major civil liberty debate...

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New Samsung Smartwatch Won't Need Companion Phone

August 28, 2014 2:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has unveiled a computerized wristwatch that can do more without a smartphone to go with it, while LG has one with a round design. Thursday's announcements come as technology companies prepare for the holiday shopping season ...  

M23 Hybrid Connectors for Signal, Data and Power Transmission

August 28, 2014 1:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

The new M23 hybrid circular connector from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one connector that transmits signals, data and power. The compact M23 connector can handle currents up to 30 A and voltages up to 850 V DC or 630 V AC ...

Apple to Unveil Next Products at Sept. 9 Event

August 28, 2014 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology ...   

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Visual Search to Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?

August 28, 2014 1:03 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea — but it doesn't quite work ...

The History of Camcorders

August 28, 2014 11:48 am | by Mark Shapiro | Blogs | Comments

Today’s camcorders are very compact and can easily fit in the palm of your hand. You can stick them in your pocket or purse. No matter where you are, on a plane, on a beach, in your house or on a mountaintop, it is easy to create your own ...

Infographic: Which 4 Unknown Geeks Secretly Rule the Tech World?

August 28, 2014 11:26 am | by Who Is Hosting This? | News | Comments

We’ve all heard of tech giants Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), and Elon Musk (Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors). They seem to be at the forefront of all cutting edge software, their names and faces on every technology news ... 

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded ...       

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New Analytical Technology Reveals 'Nanomechanical' Surface Traits

August 28, 2014 9:18 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical" properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries. This new ...  

Materials Other Than Silicon for Next Gen Electronic Devices

August 28, 2014 9:04 am | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | News | Comments

In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State's Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the ...  

Bumping Graphene Off Its Pedestal

August 27, 2014 1:54 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers ...

Scientists Craft a Semiconductor Only Three Atoms Thick

August 27, 2014 11:33 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. The University of Washington researchers have demonstrated that ...    

3G/4G Tech Will Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018

August 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies. The share of cellular M2M devices connected to HSPA/LTE networks is projected to ...

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Optical Microscope Technique Confirmed as Valid Nano-Measurement Tool

August 27, 2014 10:22 am | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Recent experiments have confirmed that a technique developed several years ago at the National Institute of Standards and Technology can enable optical microscopes to measure the three-dimensional shape of objects at ...    

Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas into Reality

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while ...

Godzilla Stomps Back in Ultra HD, Wires Intact

August 27, 2014 9:55 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition. The effort with "4K" technology is carefully removing ...

A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, But Needed?

August 27, 2014 9:49 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last ...

The Downfall of Interactive Restaurant Technology

August 26, 2014 5:25 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

The Interactive Restaurant Technology system, designed by Ukrainian tech firm Kodisoft, allows restaurant patrons to use multitouch tables to peruse food and drink menus and learn detailed information about these choices ...    

Infographic: Big Guys of the Information Technology World

August 26, 2014 3:49 pm | by Dmytro Nesterov, QuartSoft | News | Comments

There are less than 20 companies in the IT industry that are as big as suns with powerful gravitation making thousands of smaller businesses rotate around them. Being a web design and development company, QuartSoft could not help honoring ...

DARPA Aims to Make Nanoscale Benefits Life-Sized

August 26, 2014 3:28 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many common materials exhibit different and potentially useful characteristics when fabricated at extremely small scales—that is, at dimensions near the size of atoms, or a few ten-billionths of a meter. These “atomic scale” or “nanoscale” properties include ...

High-Power Amplifier Offers Low EVM & Current

August 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by PD&D Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip has announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier—the SST12CP21—which offers ultra-low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems. The SST12CP21 delivers high linear output power of up to ...

HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

NSF Awards $10M to Create Cloud Computing Testbed

August 26, 2014 12:04 pm | by The University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Cloud computing has changed the way we work, the way we communicate online, even the way we relax at night with a movie. But even as "the cloud" starts to cross over into popular parlance, the full potential of the technology to directly impact ...

Engineering Live: Will Wearable Devices Be Here in Two Years?

August 26, 2014 11:41 am | by ECN Magazine | Events

In 2013, wearable devices began to take off in the consumer and medical industries, particularly with fitness and health tracking devices. The NPD group believes that the market will swell to 91 million units in 2015, but some insiders predict ...

New Laser Design Paves Way for Power-on-a-Chip Applications

August 26, 2014 11:39 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at ...

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