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Entries open for ECN IMPACT Awards, celebrating excellence in electronics design

August 12, 2014 | Comments

Companies from across the global electronics design landscape are invited to submit their stand-out products and services — in 24 categories — for consideration by a panel of judges for the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards. The entry period opens today at www.ecnawards.com and ends January 19, 2015....

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Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones

September 16, 2014 10:23 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has published a live graph comparing the fragmentation and power consumption of Android and iOS devices. The visualisation employs more than two ...

Elusive quantum transformations found near absolute zero

September 16, 2014 9:59 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Heat drives classical phase transitions—think solid, liquid, and gas—but much stranger things can happen when the temperature drops. If phase transitions occur at the coldest temperatures imaginable, where quantum mechanics reigns, subtle fluctuations ...

NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

September 16, 2014 9:54 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit. On Monday, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program, which is meant to hunt and catalog comets....

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

September 16, 2014 9:50 am | by DIDI TANG, Associated Press | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager ...

Kremlin-friendly tycoon buys Russian social media

September 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has paid $1.5 billion to gain full control of one of Russia's most popular social media websites, VKontakte. Mail.Ru, owned by Usmanov, said in a statement on Tuesday ...

Photos of the Day: Vintage artifacts of a bygone era

September 16, 2014 9:23 am | by Associated Press | Comments

This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a detail from an amusment park shooting range built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn ...

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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice....

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Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

When this week's print issue of the journal Science comes out, a collective cheer will go up from New Mexico, Montana and even the Netherlands, thanks to the type of collaborative effort that is more and more the norm in these connected times....

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Data visualisation page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones

September 16, 2014 8:59 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has published a live graph comparing the fragmentation and power consumption of Android and iOS devices. The visualisation employs more than two....

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NSF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles

September 15, 2014 10:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the ...

NJIT computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing ...

Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

September 15, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys ...

Army investing in Soldiers, civilians to fight war against hackers

September 15, 2014 10:34 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today....

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UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. The finding, published today ...

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers

September 15, 2014 9:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat -- literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti....

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