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Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics | Comments

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel....

Technology changing teacher's role

February 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared ...

Improved fire detection with new ultraviolet light sensor

February 17, 2015 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light ...

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Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

February 17, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology.The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colorful photos....

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | Comments

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out ...

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Obama calls for public debate over encryption

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks....

Altera announces virtual prototyping through collaboration with Mentor Graphics

February 17, 2015 10:19 am | Comments

Altera Corporation today announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista® virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm ...

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Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project

February 17, 2015 9:09 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | Comments

You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project - code name "Titan" ...

Hackers steal up to $1 billion from banks, security co. says

February 17, 2015 9:07 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday....

A look at proposed drone rules

February 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Some highlights of rules proposed Sunday on routine flights by small, commercial drones and on privacy protections when the government uses drones to collect information....

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Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

February 17, 2015 8:54 am | by JACK CHANG, Associated Press | Comments

Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China ...

Next stop: Bringing a literary train to life with a 3D printer

February 17, 2015 8:24 am | by Yale University | Comments

Readers may say a great novel “leaps off the page,” but that phrase took on new meaning when a Yale professor and three of her students set out to create a 3D-printed train based entirely on descriptions from Emile Zola’s 1890 novel “La Bête humaine” (“The Beast Within”)....

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Novel crumpling method takes flat graphene from 2D to 3D

February 17, 2015 8:20 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by SungWoo Nam, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, have developed a unique single-step process to achieve ...

Computer system to reserve vehicles, send reminders to veterans

February 16, 2015 12:15 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist is designing a reservation/reminder software system as part of a project that will eventually lead to veterans on military bases being driven to doctor appointments via driverless cars....

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