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Scientist strives for superhuman vision

October 7, 2014 1:51 pm | by Leda Zimmerman, MIT Spectrum | News | Comments

All through his childhood, Ramesh Raskar wished fervently for eyes in the back of his head. “I had the notion that the world did not exist if I wasn’t looking at it, so I would constantly turn around to see if it was there behind me.” Although this head-spinning habit faded ...

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NREL software tool a boon for wind industry

October 7, 2014 1:46 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20% wind energy by 2030....

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

October 7, 2014 1:41 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling....

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What to expect when you’re expecting ... prototypes

October 7, 2014 1:12 pm | by Mike Sims, Director of Marketing and Sales, Attero Tech, LLC | Articles | Comments

In a previous article, some key points were identified to help companies identify a suitable design services partner. This article will offer suggestions about how to maximize the experience you have once you’ve selected a partner and move forward....

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What does a safe, reliable supply chain look like?

October 7, 2014 12:48 pm | by Jeffrey Simon, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of America Semiconductor LLC | Articles | Comments

Throughout the industry, we hear distribution managers, procurement professionals, organization leaders, government/defense experts, senators, congressman, and others preach the importance of a reliable, secure supply chain. It has almost become trendy....

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Switching regulators deliver industry-leading efficiency

October 7, 2014 9:59 am | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announced five new additions to the ISL911xx family of market leading buck-boost and boost switching regulators, optimized to support system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi or 3G/4G RF power amplifiers....

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RF development platform targets advanced metering infrastructure and industrial applications

October 7, 2014 9:48 am | Semtech Corp., Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced it has joined with other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance to produce a radio frequency (RF) development platform targeting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and industrial applications. The development platform ...

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President Obama honors nation's top scientists and innovators

October 7, 2014 9:33 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

President Obama today announced a new group of recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation--the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology....

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NJIT to work with the defense and aerospace industries to maintain US military readiness

October 7, 2014 9:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With defense budgets shrinking in the wake of Congressional spending cuts and a sharp reduction in U.S. forces abroad, NJIT has been given the opportunity by the federal government to examine the defense industry in New Jersey for its capacity....

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First-ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future

October 7, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says....

Deep-sea ROVs designed for Navy apps

October 7, 2014 9:17 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The vectored ROV’s high degree of capability and payload attracted the attention of militaries all over the world. Both the vLBV300 and vLBV300-5 come equipped with sonar and tracking systems — making it ideal for military applications....

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Hewlett-Packard's rise, fall and future

October 7, 2014 8:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A plaque that reads "Birthplace of `Silicon Valley'" marks the garage in Palo Alto, California, where Hewlett-Packard Co. got its start in the late 1930s. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard became friends studying engineering at nearby Stanford University....

New York cancels phone booth transmitter program

October 7, 2014 8:49 am | by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The city has scuttled an outdoor media company's project slated to install in payphone booths thousands of transmitters that could track people's movements by sending signals to their smartphones. Titan, which sells ad space in more than 5,000 phone kiosks ...

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Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

October 7, 2014 2:29 am | by Joan Lowy - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let drivers do things like tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the...

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

October 7, 2014 12:29 am | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling....

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