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

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

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Fuel cell cars: Caution needed

February 17, 2015 8:39 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Launches of fuel cell cars are reportedly planned by up to six carmakers from 2015 including Tata Motors of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover. They are portrayed as pivotal in creating success for ...

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Ground reference component presents viable method of grounding electricity

February 17, 2015 8:32 am | by ColossusEPC Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ColossusEPC Inc., has developed a ground reference component that utilizes light energy to present a viable method of grounding electricity that improves the operation of electronics, while providing unlimited adaptability and efficiency in amplifying, generating, converting, transforming ...

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Surface-mount resistor chips offer a “T” level failure rate

February 17, 2015 8:27 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has enhanced its E/H series of precision MIL-PRF-55342-qualified thin film surface-mount resistor chips to offer a “T” level failure rate for critical space applications. The QPL devices are qualified to ...

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

February 17, 2015 8:24 am | by Yale University | News | 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”)....

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

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

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Computer system to reserve vehicles, send reminders to veterans

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

Controlling genes with light

February 13, 2015 4:44 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University researchers have devised a method to activate genes in any specific location or pattern in a lab dish with the flip of a light switch by crossing a bacterium’s viral defense system with a flower’s response to sunlight....

How one lab is changing students' lives

February 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Students 2 Science is an organization designed to help students experience what conducting an experiment in a real lab is like with an eventual goal of Inspiring, Motivating, and Educating Students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics....

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How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds

February 13, 2015 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used Twitter as a lens to look into the lives of nearly 1,000 people who used the site to announce their wedding engagement. By comparing tweets before and after, the study was able to ...

Chinese mobile sensation dips toes in US with accessories

February 13, 2015 10:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Xiaomi, one of China's hottest companies, is bringing its blend of cheap yet fashionable technology and crowd-pleasing antics to the U.S. Although its smartphones won't be available here anytime soon, Xiaomi unveiled plans Thursday to ...

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This website creates a no fly zone for drones

February 13, 2015 10:23 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Hate drones so much that you’d rather shoot them down than tolerate their presence on your property? NoFlyZone.org has a safer solution than spraying buckshot into the air. No Fly Zone, a consortium of seven drone manufacturers, allows ...

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Reality is distorted in brain's maps

February 13, 2015 10:20 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The brain's GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. But we now know how this is done. The way that the brain's internal maps are linked and anchored to ...

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