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Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 20, 2015 9:08 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular "Reach Out and Touch Someone" slogan in the 1980s, now wants to be on your TV, car and even trashcan.

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Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones

May 20, 2015 9:04 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a ...

Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

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Sandia researchers first to measure thermoelectric behavior by ‘Tinkertoy’ materials

May 20, 2015 8:02 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such applications as cooling computer chips and cameras and ...

Helping Atlanta’s underserved children see a future in STEM

May 19, 2015 6:02 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

For low-income students, summer is a critical time. Many education experts say that is the time of year when underserved K-12 students fall behind their classmates. While other middle and upper class students are taking family vacations and heading off to summer camp ...

EDS launches new professional group

May 19, 2015 2:47 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Spark is a new program being launched this year within the EDS Summit as a way to engage younger professionals and showcase the benefits of attending EDS each year. The program, which will supplement the EDS meeting schedule with other meetings and ...

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ERA elects new officers for 2015-17 term

May 19, 2015 2:34 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

The Electronic Representatives Association (ERA) reports that its board of directors recently elected new national officers for the 2015-17 term. They are: chairman of the board - Paul Nielsen, CPMR, of Brainard-Nielsen Marketing in Elk Grove Village, Ill ...

Triad awards Digi-Key Corporation Top Global Distributor Award at EDS 2015

May 19, 2015 2:31 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

Triad Magnetics has awarded Digi-Key Corporation its Top Global Distributor Award during the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas. Digi-Key is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, distributing products to more than 170 countries worldwide.

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Euro-drone project gets lift-off to challenge US

May 19, 2015 2:28 pm | by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk | Comments

Brussels: A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models.

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Cicadas inspiration for US military’s new mini-drones

May 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk | Comments

US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.  

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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

May 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used to power other molecular machines, such as artificial muscles.

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element 14 announces build your own dreamboard finalists

May 19, 2015 2:04 pm | by element14 | Comments

element14 has unveiled the 16 finalists in its global DreamBoard initiative to find the ultimate development kit

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AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 19, 2015 1:55 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

AT&T's transition has been years in the making as wireless supplanted landline phones. But the move beyond phones - wireless or otherwise - is accelerating with the impending DirecTV purchase and a growth in car models with connectivity built in.

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Liquid metal antennas to play huge role in IoT

May 19, 2015 1:38 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers have held tremendous interest in liquid metal electronics for many years, but a significant and unfortunate drawback slowing the advance of such devices is that they tend to require external pumps that can't be easily integrated into electronic systems

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What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.  

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