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Watch a drone film the Las Vegas fire show

January 13, 2015 3:45 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

When Las Vegas isn’t actively trying to take your money, it’s entertaining you just long enough so it can continue taking your money. One of these “interludes” is the volcano fire show at the Mirage, and the good folks at Byrobot made the experience 10x hotter....

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Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices

January 13, 2015 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Today, we're surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us - we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies. Many types of smart devices are readily available and convenient to use....

Detection thresholds drop with low-noise quantum cascade laser driver

January 13, 2015 3:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Electronic noise from Quantum Cascade Laser drivers has long limited the detection threshold of chemical sensors. No longer. Patented1 low noise technology is now available to both researchers and developers. Wavelength Electronics introduces the ...

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Panel makers target 261 million LCD TV panels in 2015

January 13, 2015 3:32 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

In a recent survey, we observed that all LCD TV panel makers are increasing their business target for 2015. Their confidence comes from strong demand for LCD TV panels, the increasing variety of TV models, and the aggressiveness of leading brands like ...

NYC libraries pioneer free hot spot lending to 10,000

January 13, 2015 3:29 pm | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program, handing out 10,000 free high-speed hot spots to some of the city's poorest residents. The program - which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value - seeks to bridge ...

Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

January 13, 2015 3:26 pm | by JACK GILLUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S. Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center....

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9 ways the White House geeked out about science & tech in 2014

January 13, 2015 3:19 pm | by Becky Fried, Deputy Assistant Director of Strategic Communications in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy | Blogs | Comments

2014 may go down in history as the geekiest year ever here at the White House. Over the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed makers, coders, gamers, Nobel Prize winners, student scientists, and broadcast meteorologists to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and we've adorned ...

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CES 2015: Sensors are everywhere ... but what products matter?

January 13, 2015 2:30 pm | by Chad Lucien, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs | Blogs | Comments

CES 2015 was defined by more sensors, in more products, in more categories than ever before. Incredibly, one in 10 U.S. adults own an activity tracker today. The latest smartphones contain as many as 16 sensors, and with Google Fit and Apple’s Healthkit ...

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CES 2015: The weird, strange, and unique (Part 2)

January 13, 2015 2:18 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | News | Comments

Every trade show has these — the quirky applications, bizarre exhibits, and general oddities that characterize a large, organized event. And CES goes above and beyond. Here’s a small sampling of what I saw, and be sure to check out part 1....

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White House video highlights Army's 3-D scanning capabilities

January 13, 2015 10:33 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The White House released a video documenting how a Smithsonian-led team created the first 3-D models of a president. The video highlights the use of an Army-funded Light Stage scanning system, which was key to creating the highest resolution digital model....

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Study: Small businesses pay up to 52% more in energy costs

January 13, 2015 9:52 am | News | Comments

A recent study by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows that energy costs are one of the top three business expenses for more than a third of all small businesses. To operate and effectively run their businesses, NFIB comments ...

Digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family

January 13, 2015 9:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with the judged individual, while computer models used ...

New catalyst process uses light, not metal, for rapid polymerization

January 13, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of chemistry and materials science experts from University of California, Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company has created a novel way to overcome one of the major hurdles preventing the widespread use of controlled radical polymerization....

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A novel inorganic material emitting laser light in solution is discovered

January 13, 2015 9:13 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The work, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that the new material presents efficient and degradation-resistant laser emission in the blue, a spectral region of interest in applications such as spectroscopy or materials processing, among others....

Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy

January 13, 2015 9:01 am | by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas. The program considered 24 trillion ...

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