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Sony sells over 1M PlayStation 4s in first day

November 22, 2013 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony says it sold more than 1 million of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles during their first 24 hours on the market. The consoles went on sale Friday in the U.S. and Canada. Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said in a release Sunday that sales remain...

Will pills become the new standard of online security?

November 22, 2013 1:03 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that the internet is a minefield. There are hackers and thieves at every turn waiting to steal your personal information and everything else you love. And now the NSA has front-row seats to watch it all happen. This is all pretty scary, so we tend to cling to anything that offers us a semblance of security and safety, even if it means swallowing another pill with our multivitamin every day.


How a leftover Thanksgiving dinner gave us LASIK surgery

November 22, 2013 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1981, and like most others across the nation, Rangaswamy "Sri" Srinivasan, a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, had brought some turkey with him to work. The difference between Srinivasan and everyone else was that the scientist had no plans to eat the leftovers.


Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cells

November 22, 2013 12:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel. Converting solar energy into storable fuel remains one of the greatest challenges of modern chemistry.

Will 2-D tin be the next super material?

November 22, 2013 12:43 pm | by DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

A single layer of tin atoms could be the world’s first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists. Researchers call the new material "stanene," combining the Latin name for tin (stannum) with the suffix used in graphene...

What can happen when graphene meets a semiconductor

November 22, 2013 12:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For all the promise of graphene as a material for next-generation electronics and quantum computing, scientists still don't know enough about this high-performance conductor to effectively control an electric current. Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, conducts electricity so efficiently that the electrons are difficult to control.

Handheld DSO offering suits industrial applications

November 22, 2013 12:42 pm | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision announced its 2510 Series handheld digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO). Four models make up this new line of dual-channel oscilloscopes that includes 60-MHz and 100-MHz bandwidth models in non-isolated and isolated designs. Suitable for general electronics


International Microwave Symposium

November 22, 2013 12:41 pm | Events

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society’s 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014) will be held 1-6 June 2014 in Tampa, Florida as the centerpiece of Microwave Week 2014. IMS2014 offers technical sessions, interactive forums, plenary and panel session...



November 22, 2013 12:41 pm | Events

DevCon5 provides you with the information and tools you need to exploit the capabilities of revolutionary HTML5 technology. Learn from Adobe, Microsoft, and other top names, while networking with your colleagues and community. Spend two days immersed in HTML5 topics....


electronica 2014

November 22, 2013 12:41 pm | Events

electronica is a global business platform: The high quality of the visitors including decision-makers from Germany and abroad who are willing to invest ensures first-rate potential for new business. Concentrated expert knowledge, from developers to company executives, in nearly all consumer segments and user industries...


NI Week

November 22, 2013 12:41 pm | Events

NIWeek delivers technical networking and instruction with interactive sessions by NI R&D engineers and guest lecturers; targeted industry summits; hands-on workshops; exhibitions on the latest advancements in design, research, and test; and keynote presentations from leading technology thought leaders.


Bio-based solar cell

November 22, 2013 12:41 pm | by Ruhr-University Bochum | News | Comments

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a bio-based solar cell. They embedded the two proteins photosystem 1 and 2, which in plants are responsible of photosynthesis, into complex molecules developed in-house, thus creating an efficient electron current.


Infrared vision lets researchers see through — and into — multiple layers of graphene

November 22, 2013 12:40 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

It’s not X-ray vision, but you could call it infrared vision. A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a technique for “seeing through” a stack of graphene sheets to identify and describe the electronic properties of each individual sheet — even when the sheets are covering each other up.


Sensors Expo

November 22, 2013 12:38 pm | Events

Save months of time researching your best options by spending three information-packed days at Sensors Expo, examining solutions for your toughest sensing challenges. In-depth Pre-Conference Symposia, more than 60 technical sessions and hundreds of best-in-class technology vendors on the Expo floor will help you find solutions for your present challenges while preparing you for the future.


SID Display Week 2014

November 22, 2013 12:35 pm | Events

Display Week is the once a year, can’t-miss event for the electronic information display industry, a $100 billion/year industry. The exhibition is the premier showcase for global information display companies and researchers to unveil cutting-edge developments in display technology.



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