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A promising new pathway to valleytronics

January 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is "valleytronics," in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. Now, a ...

Dutch judge approves hacking suspect's extradition to US

January 27, 2015 12:32 pm | by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dutch judge on Tuesday approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Russian suspected of involvement in a multimillion-dollar computer hack. The ruling at The Hague District Court clears the way for Vladimir Drinkman to be sent to New Jersey, where he is ...

Qualtré announces channel partnership with Alps Electric

January 27, 2015 10:40 am | News | Comments

Qualtré, Inc. announced that a Commercial Sales Agreement has been executed with Alps Electric, enabling them to market and sell Qualtré’s industrial-grade gyroscopes worldwide.  This agreement further expands on the existing manufacturing and strategic partnerships between the two companies....

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Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

January 27, 2015 9:33 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also ...

Fixing the shortfall of women in aerospace and STEM fields

January 27, 2015 8:37 am | by Jeanna Heeraman, Digital Marketing Executive | Blogs | Comments

Currently in the UK, there is a huge lack of women working in aerospace and STEM jobs. However, the shortfall is not just in the UK; in fact, it is a problem throughout Europe. There are a number of reasons that could be behind this shortfall problem. For one ...

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Imagining a futuristic solar economy

January 27, 2015 8:14 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor ...

This app finds the closest bathroom (no, seriously)

January 27, 2015 8:12 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Yelp is a great resource for finding local restaurants in unfamiliar surroundings. But an app that pinpoints the closest restroom? That’s a new one. Airpnp promises just that — a quick and easy way to find the nearest John. Like Fandango, you enter your location ...

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Towards a scientific process freed from systemic bias

January 26, 2015 4:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Research on how science works - the science of science - can benefit from studying the digital traces generated during the research process, such as peer-reviewed publications. This type of research is crucial for the future of science and that of scientists....

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How to trick a fitness tracker

January 26, 2015 4:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise. Researcher Caitlin Stackpool and her team from the University of Wisconsin ...

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Students master math using Kinect for Windows

January 26, 2015 3:55 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Picture this: a classroom full of 9-year-olds are up and moving around, contorting their bodies and waving their arms. But it's not gym period or even music class getting them moving -- these kids are learning math. That's what a math class should look like....

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NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

January 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

It's showtime for Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet....

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Board equipped with ready-to-use connectivity

January 26, 2015 3:26 pm | by Newark | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

The Atmel SMART SAMA5D4 Xplained Ultra is a member of Atmel’s Xplained fast prototyping and evaluation platforms. The board is based on the Atmel SAMA5D4 microprocessor and comes with a rich set of ready-to-use connectivity, an LCD and HDMI interface ...

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Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

January 26, 2015 3:24 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition....

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Burn-in test socket includes exposed pad

January 26, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new stamped spring pin socket addressing burn-in test requirements for testing 74 lead QFN - CBT-QFN-7038. The contactor used in CBT-QFN-7038 socket is a stamped spring pin with 15 gram ...

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Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

January 26, 2015 3:22 pm | by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world...

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