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Creating "smartphone-like” user interfaces in resource-limited embedded graphics applications

May 29, 2014 7:33 am | by Paolo Tamayo, Principal Applications Engineer, Microchip Technology Inc. | Microchip Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

I blame the smart phones! Everyone now expects to see “smartphone-like” user interfaces in everything that has a display. Coffee makers, security systems and thermostat panels are just a few of the examples where you will see integrated colored screens....

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5 things to know about Apple's duet with Beats

May 29, 2014 1:12 am | by Michael Liedtke - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple's 38-year history, will give the iPhone and iPod maker a line of trendy headphones known for their hip appearance and...

New crew launches to Space Station to continue scientific research

May 28, 2014 6:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Germany are on their six-hour journey to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:57 p.m. EDT Wednesday (1:57 a.m. Thursday in Baikonur)....

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Technology marketers should take consumer life-cycle into account: New Rotman study

May 28, 2014 4:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

If you want grandpa to start using the bank machine instead of standing in line for the teller, the best way to do it is to tell him to "Act now!" with a limited time offer for a banking card, shows new research. A new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management....

Zeroing in on the proton's magnetic moment

May 28, 2014 4:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

As part of a series of experiments designed to resolve one of the deepest mysteries of physics today, researchers from RIKEN, in collaboration with the University of Mainz, GSI Darmstadt and the Max Planck Institute for Physics at Heidelberg, have made the most precise ever direct measurement of the magnetic moment of a proton....

A path toward more powerful tabletop accelerators

May 28, 2014 4:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Making a tabletop particle accelerator just got easier. A new study shows that certain requirements for the lasers used in an emerging type of small-area particle accelerator can be significantly relaxed. Researchers hope the finding could bring about a new era of accelerators that would need just a few meters....

Filling in the gaps on the protein map

May 28, 2014 4:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By cataloging over 18,000 proteins, researchers from TUM have produced an almost complete inventory of the human proteome. This information is now freely available in the ProteomicsDB database, which is a joint development of TUM and software company SAP. The database includes information....

Increased social network can have big payoff for nonprofits, study shows

May 28, 2014 4:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Charitable fundraising once depended primarily upon a charity's size, efficiency and longstanding reputation. That was before Razoo, Chipin, Facebook and Twitter came to town. In the first academic study to look at what determines charitable giving on social-media sites ...

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Real-time spectrum analyzer raises high-performance bar

May 28, 2014 4:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Signal Hound (Tampa, FL) today announced the Signal Hound BB60C, successor to the popular Signal Hound BB60A. The Signal Hound BB60C is a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder. It has significantly enhanced performance compared to the BB60A....

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Obama to promote math, tech aid at science fair

May 28, 2014 3:59 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Aiming to diversify and strengthen the nation's technological workforce, President Barack Obama is hosting the White House's annual science fair with an emphasis on the achievements of girls and women and with new initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and math education....

May the force (shoes) be with you

May 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA, and now the agency is "forcing" the issue with a new investigation. On May 29, 2014, NASA will fly the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the International Space Station....

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Supersonic spray delivers high quality graphene layer

May 28, 2014 3:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A simple, inexpensive spray method that deposits a graphene film can heal manufacturing defects and produce a high quality graphene layer on a range of substrates, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University. Their study is available online in the journal Advanced Functional Materials....

iPhone case military drop-tested and editor-approved

May 28, 2014 3:36 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Like most people, I can be a tad … careless with my baby, aka, my iPhone 4S, but I can’t imagine life without it. Amazing that I grew up without the newfangled idea of portable phones. So finding suitable protection for what can only be described as my lifeblood is a top priority....

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Samsung envisions wearables using common system

May 28, 2014 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung executives are outlining their vision for sensors that track fitness and other gauges of health. Samsung is pushing for a common system so that different manufacturers — from startups to established companies — can interchange key parts such as the wristband. The company believes that...

Top five design opportunities for MCUs in the Internet of Things

May 28, 2014 2:48 pm | by Ritesh Tyagi, Vice President of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America | Articles | Comments

There will be significant opportunities available to the embedded MCU market in 2014, specifically for 40nm MCUs targeting Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Thanks to their high performance, low-power consumption, abundant on-chip memory and peripheral resources ...

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