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Open access science debate shifts to EU after UK government backing

July 17, 2012 8:33 am | by Chris Wickham, Reuters | News | Comments

The debate over free access to publicly-funded scientific research will shift to the European Commission after the UK government backed a report calling for financial support for researchers to use so-called 'open access' science journals.

Google searching for human traffickers, drug cartels, to break up illicit networks

July 17, 2012 8:30 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, The AP | News | Comments

Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals.

Carbon-based transistors ramp up speed and memory for mobile devices

July 16, 2012 4:23 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

As silicon technology gets smaller, creating a large and powerful memory grows harder, say PhD candidate Elad Mentovich and his supervisor Dr. Shachar Richter of TAU's Department of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Working with carbon molecules called C60, Mentovich has successfully built a sophisticated memory transistor that can both transfer and store energy, eliminating the need for a capacitor.

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Human eye inspires clog-free ink jet printer invented by MU researcher

July 16, 2012 4:19 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Clogged printer nozzles waste time and money while reducing print quality. University of Missouri engineers recently invented a clog-preventing nozzle cover by mimicking the human eye.

Solve 3.3-V relay design issues

July 16, 2012 3:04 pm | by Kalyan Cherukuri, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

Today’s telecommunications industry is trending towards the use of 3.3-V relays in their end applications. Traditionally, only discrete components were available to switch and drive low-voltage relays. Each relay requires one transistor, one resistor, and in some cases a diode. Data routing applications need to switch and drive four-to-seven relays, requiring eight to 21 discrete components. Additionally, these applications often need

Symmetrical adapters can handle up to 300 watts of power at 2.7 GHz

July 16, 2012 2:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated and Radiall announced the continued collaboration and expansion of their cost-effective SMP-MAX series with new symmetrical adapters and RF coaxial interconnect solutions for board-to-board, module-to-module and panel-to-panel telecom applications.  As a second source, Molex is designing, manufacturing and marketing these connectors for global customers.

Could Wii nunchucks make screen time healthier?

July 16, 2012 9:48 am | by Natasja Sheriff, Reuters | News | Comments

Active video games might help people burn more calories than couch-based screen time, but those who play active games tend to undo most of the difference if there's junk food available, says a new study.

Politics, economics weight on moguls' minds at Sun Valley

July 16, 2012 9:46 am | by Lisa Richwine and Liana B. Baker, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - The 30th edition of the renowned Allen & Co media conference came to a close on Saturday with executives focused on the impending U.S. election as they heard from business and political leaders, including a finale with Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett.

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The brave new world of tomorrow's tablets

July 16, 2012 9:44 am | by Poornima Gupta and Noel Randewich, Reuters | News | Comments

Reuters) - Tablets with paper-thin screens that can be folded and tucked into your back pocket, artificial intelligence and augmented reality -- the stuff of science fiction may be coming to a store near you.

Chip maker Nvidia says up to 400,000 users' encrypted passwords compromised in attacks

July 16, 2012 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. semiconductor maker Nvidia Corp. says up to 400,000 users of its forums have had their encrypted passwords compromised in attacks dating back to early July.

What’s the deal with Apple’s environmental policy?

July 16, 2012 8:44 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

You may have heard that Apple recently asked environmental watchdog EPEAT to remove 39 of its products from its registry and informed the organization it will no longer submit its computers for testing. It seems like an odd request, considering Apple helped create EPEAT in 2006 along with the government and several other big computer players.

Getting amped: Caltech researchers develop instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world

July 13, 2012 3:42 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new type of amplifier for boosting electrical signals. The device can be used for everything from studying stars, galaxies, and black holes to exploring the quantum world and developing quantum computers.

Cable assemblies designed to support system integrators

July 13, 2012 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc., has introduced its new line of SRX cable assemblies for low PIM requirements. The SRX line is an engineered suite of low PIM cable assemblies designed to support system integrators. Several different deployment scenarios encompassing cabinet integration, short cable runs or jumper applications, long haul cable runs, indoor use, outdoor use, riser, and plenum environments, have been accommodated for and include interconnect options for SMA, N, 7/16, and TNC mating.

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Controlling your computer with your eyes

July 13, 2012 9:14 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Millions of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than £40.

Insight: Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran

July 13, 2012 9:13 am | by Marcus George, Reuters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - At its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops, all-in-one desktop computers and more.

Investors remain leery of Netflix 1 year after video service's price increase irked customers

July 13, 2012 9:11 am | by By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Netflix is more popular among couch potatoes than investors a year after its polarizing decision to raise U.S. prices for video subscription services.

Researchers create highly conductive and elastic conductors using silver nanowires

July 12, 2012 4:02 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed highly conductive and elastic conductors made from silver nanoscale wires (nanowires). These elastic conductors could be used to develop stretchable electronic devices.

Yahoo breach puts users of other sites at risk

July 12, 2012 3:56 pm | by Jim Finkle, Rueters | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported the theft of some 400,000 user names and passwords to access websites including its own, saying that hackers had taken advantage of a security vulnerability in its computer systems.

NBC launches 2 apps to watch the Olympics on the iPad, iPad and some Android devices

July 12, 2012 3:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NBC is launching two mobile apps that will let people watch Olympics events as they happen, look up athlete profiles and access other extra content on their iPads, iPhones and certain Android devices.

Why you’ll never win Rocks—Paper—Scissors again

July 12, 2012 10:02 am | by Kasey Panetta, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Prepare yourselves, board game junkies, the robots are taking over. If you’re one of those people who is naturally gifted at board games—not your humble editor—it’s time to stand up and take notice. Advances in artificial intelligence are allowing designers the ability and tools to create robots your tiny human brain can’t possibly compete with.

Software provides data logging, control, real-time data for Ethernet, internet networks

July 12, 2012 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biodata's new Microlink 851 provides data logging, control and real-time data acquisition for Ethernet and Internet networks.

3-D models for small form factor USB make system integration fast, user-friendly

July 12, 2012 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation releases 3-D models for its new MIL-STD-1553 small form factor BU-67113U USB and BU-67114H mini-PCIe boards to enable engineers to conduct an exact fit analysis and begin to integrate the boards into their embedded system or laptop computer design without the need to have any physical hardware present.

NIST releases test framework for upgrading smart electrical meters

July 12, 2012 8:38 am | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or mobile devices do. On July 10, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its first-ever draft guidelines* to help utility companies test their procedures for upgrading meters securely from a remote location.

Analysis: Is Twitter building ad business at the expense of innovation?

July 12, 2012 8:34 am | by Gerry Shih, Reuters | News | Comments

Is Twitter a technology platform, a media company -- or both?

Social networks scan for sexual predators, with uneven results

July 12, 2012 8:33 am | by By Joseph Menn, Reuters | News | Comments

On March 9 of this year, a piece of Facebook software spotted something suspicious.

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