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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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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

August 26, 2014 4:42 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May. Both groups express great concern....

LG bets on pricey OLED technology as future of TVs

August 26, 2014 4:38 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ship 65-inch OLED TVs...

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A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

August 26, 2014 4:30 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week....

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India’s smartphone market drawing attention from China

August 26, 2014 2:21 pm | by DisplaySearch | Comments

According to our recent research, the growth rate of the Chinese smartphone market was 28% Y/Y in Q1’14, down from 112% in Q1’13. Meanwhile, while Chinese telecom carriers are cutting subsidies, brands and makers are promoting low-price LTE smartphones....

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

August 26, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in...

Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission

August 26, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. The new optical systems at the microscopic scale can amplify light....

5 UC Riverside scientists among world's most influential scientific minds

August 26, 2014 9:46 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five researchers at the University of California, Riverside in its 2014 list of "some of the best and brightest minds of our times." To generate the list, the company analyzed citation data over 11 years (2002-2012) to identify researchers whose published work has had enormous impact....

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ZigBee in the sky

August 26, 2014 9:42 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN) for satellite communications. With the weight of payloads being a major constraint in satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming ...

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Satellites capture the birth and movement of Tropical Storm Cristobal

August 26, 2014 9:36 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed near the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday, August 24. NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellites provided imagery of the storm's birth and movement. System 96L lingered in the eastern Caribbean....

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ACEs are high with space station colloidal research

August 26, 2014 9:31 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

One global marketer took to space to find a way to be leaner and greener back on Earth. For Procter & Gamble (P&G), product innovation and improvement relied on use of the International Space Station (ISS) as a science platform for the Advanced Colloids Experiment-Microscopy-1 (ACE-M-1) investigation....

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Tilted acoustic tweezers separate cells gently

August 26, 2014 9:24 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Precise, gentle and efficient cell separation from a device the size of a cell phone may be possible thanks to tilt-angle standing surface acoustic waves, according to a team of engineers. "For biological testing we often need to do cell separation before analysis," said Tony Jun Huang, professor of engineering science and mechanics....

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To deter cyberattacks, build a public-private partnership

August 26, 2014 9:19 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. But the time to act is now, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says a University of Illinois expert in law and technology....

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New process helps overcome obstacles to produce renewable fuels and chemicals

August 26, 2014 9:12 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

There's an old saying in the biofuels industry: "You can make anything from lignin except money." But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates a concept that provides opportunities for the successful conversion of lignin into a variety of renewable fuels....

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Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field

August 26, 2014 9:10 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection....

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Eye implant developed at Stanford could lead to better glaucoma treatments

August 26, 2014 9:01 am | Comments

For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor – and control – increasing pressure within the eye. Now, a tiny eye implant developed at Stanford ...

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