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Incentives are coming for payments by phones

February 26, 2014 1:47 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail stores as well? A variety of mobile wallet systems store credit or debit card information....


How the "Internet of Things" will become as mainstream as Dropbox

February 26, 2014 12:10 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

At Mobile World Congress, a preview of a central way to manage washing machines, parking meters, and glucose sensors.According to booth-manning reps at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IBM is announcing an “Internet of Things Cloud” with free enrollment of the first 10 connected gadgets—whether...

EPA revises permitting guidance for using diesel fuel in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing

February 26, 2014 12:09 pm | by United States Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law...


Software package includes repour speed increases from 2x to greater than 20x

February 26, 2014 11:33 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia) announces the release of Altium Designer 14.2, the latest update of the DesignVision Award-winning Altium Designer 14. For this release, the emphasis of development was around the use of copper areas on the board.


Connector features 500 contact points/inch

February 26, 2014 11:21 am | Fujipoly America | Product Releases | Comments

Fujipoly’s (Carteret, NJ) 2005 Zebra Connector is constructed from alternating layers of conductive carbon and non-conductive silicone that are as thin as 0.0004” (0.010mm). This unique construction allows for 500 conductive layers per inch making it ideal for densely packed boards.


New US trade investigations for solar PV industry: Any winners?

February 26, 2014 11:15 am | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

On Valentine’s Day, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined an affirmative indication regarding injury to the US industry as part of the new anti-dumping (AD) and counterveiling duty (CVD) petitions against PV products from China and Taiwan. The US Department of Commerce...

New test screens wastewater biosolids for environmental contaminants

February 26, 2014 11:14 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

  Every year waste treatment facilities in the United States process more than eight million tons of semi-solid sewage called biosolids—about half of which is recycled into fertilizer and spread on crop land. The practice helps solve storage issues and produces revenue to support the treatment plants, but what else is being spread in that sludge?

Near-space study helping to predict storms

February 26, 2014 11:13 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake that devastated Japan had an epicenter some 19 miles below the earth's surface and 70 miles from the Japanese mainland. The ensuing tsunami had devastating effects on the east coast of Japan and traveled across the Pacific Ocean.


Market report on emerging nanotechnology now available

February 26, 2014 11:13 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Nanotechnology has had an established role in industry for many years. For more than a decade, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported cross-disciplinary nanoscale science and engineering research, helping to spawn global growth in nanotechnology research and development. To help...

Computer model predicts vastly different ecosystem in Antarctica's Ross Sea in the coming century

February 26, 2014 11:12 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

The Ross Sea, a major, biologically productive Antarctic ecosystem, "clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change" in the coming decades as rising temperatures and changing wind patterns create longer periods of ice-free open water, affecting the life cycles of both...

Single-chip device to provide real-time 3-D images from inside the heart and blood vessels

February 26, 2014 11:12 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging, the new device could better guide surgeons working in...

CERN experiment produces first beam of antihydrogen atoms for hyperfine study

February 26, 2014 11:09 am | by CERN Press Office | News | Comments

Geneva, 21 January 2014. The ASACUSA1 experiment at CERN2 has succeeded for the first time in producing a beam of antihydrogen atoms. In a paper published today in Nature Communications, the ASACUSA collaboration reports the unambiguous detection of 80 antihydrogen atoms 2.7 metres downstream of...

CERN prepares its long-term future

February 26, 2014 11:09 am | by CERN Press Office | News | Comments

Geneva, 6 February 2014. Particle physics takes the long-term view. Originally conceived in the 1980s, the LHC took another 25 years to come into being. This accelerator, which is unlike any other, is just at the start of a programme which is expected to run for another 20 years. Even now, as...


NanoMarkets report projects smart glass sales to the automotive sector to reach $3.2 billion by 2019

February 26, 2014 10:33 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has published a new report, “Smart Glass Opportunities in the Automotive Industry – 2014” covering the market for smart glass in the automotive sector.  In this report the NanoMarkets says it expects this market to reach $2.1 billion by 2019, compared with $1.0 billion in 2014.


Automotive Energy Storage Systems 2014

February 26, 2014 10:26 am | Events

The ITB Group's 15th annual technical conference will again focus on the latest developments that are shaping automotive fuel systems, components and alternative energy storage systems. Plan now to participate and take advantage of excellent networking and business development opportunities with leading OEM engineers, innovative supplies and industry experts.



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