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QD Vision named Edison Award finalist for Color IQ Quantum Dot Technology

February 23, 2015 11:07 am | Comments

QD Vision, Inc. has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy....

Professor develops web tool to speed data collection

February 23, 2015 10:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

By 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. To understand the role neighborhoods play in seniors' ability to 'age in place'--living safely and independently in one's home of choice rather than in a healthcare facility--American University sociology ...

Future of biobanking and translational research in China

February 23, 2015 10:30 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

As clinical medical research in China reaches a turning point, the country's strategy for expanding its biosample collection and analysis capabilities and its focus on acquiring new sources of biomedical data ...

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Tracking invasives? There's an app for that

February 23, 2015 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes, and send their alert ...

Ancient and modern cities aren't so different

February 23, 2015 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder....

A wearable, printable, temperature sensor

February 23, 2015 9:30 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference....

'Imitation Game' introduces WWII codebreakers to audiences

February 23, 2015 9:21 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | Comments

A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of "The Imitation Game," giving visitors a rare chance to use the complex Nazi Enigma coding machines at the center of the Oscar-nominated film....

Dutch SIM card maker investigating reported UK-US hack

February 23, 2015 9:16 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Dutch company that makes SIM cards for cellular phones says it is investigating reports that it was hacked by Britain's electronic spying agency in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency. Amsterdam-based Gemalto, which describes itself ...

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Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

February 23, 2015 9:12 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might ...

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French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter

February 23, 2015 9:05 am | by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | Comments

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when ...

YouTube to release kids app to ease parents' worries

February 23, 2015 9:00 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The YouTube for Kids app, scheduled to be released for Android devices on ...

Widespread wind from black hole can shape star formation

February 23, 2015 8:01 am | by European Space Agency | Comments

Astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are blasted out in all directions. This new finding was made possible by observations with ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescopes and it supports the picture of black holes ...

How black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time

February 20, 2015 9:17 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

By looking at the speed of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, astronomers are gaining insight into how black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time. Using the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array ...

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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

February 20, 2015 9:02 am | by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer | Comments

It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph. In a nod to the often overlooked science behind races like Sunday's Daytona 500, NASCAR is announcing a years-long commitment....

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Is DC power the way of the future?

February 20, 2015 8:01 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

The war of the currents still rages ... politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live....

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