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US Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

May 28, 2015 8:57 am | by Army News Service | News | Comments

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, Soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders...

New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly

May 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be...

Android, iOS lose share to Windows as smartphone shipments decline

May 27, 2015 12:13 pm | News | Comments

While not much of a surprise, International Data Corporation (IDC) has released new numbers that confirm slowing growth for smartphones...

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Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'

May 27, 2015 12:06 pm | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops...

Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

May 27, 2015 11:59 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up...

Hyundai first to market with Android auto connected car platform

May 27, 2015 11:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Hyundai today said it will be the first automaker to integrate the new Android Auto connected car platform...

Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research

May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford | News | Comments

Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly...

Wi-Fi’s problem with LTE over unlicensed spectrum

May 27, 2015 9:53 am | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

Carriers working to maintain capacity as demand for wireless broadband grows must see a big pool of unlicensed spectrum as an oasis...

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Researchers develop device to image minute forces in cell membrane hemifusion

May 27, 2015 8:58 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have evolved to collaborate at the smallest levels in promoting, preserving and protecting the organism they comprise....

Biosensor chips placed under skin for more precise medicine

May 27, 2015 8:51 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage...

NIST develops first 'roadmap' for public safety communications research

May 26, 2015 5:01 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first "roadmap" for the next 20 years of research needed to establish seamless, broadband public safety communications networks across the United States...

MaterialsLab improves how we conduct research on Earth and in space

May 26, 2015 4:40 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

When companies try to "build a better mousetrap," the process can involve lots of internal studies and tests on the kinds of materials to use and effective designs...

On-demand X-rays enables scientists to select the beams they want

May 26, 2015 4:33 pm | News | Comments

Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, music and movies they want thanks to the internet...

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Navy develops semi-autonomous air-launched missile for F/A-18

May 26, 2015 2:17 pm | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Navy is working on a deal with Lockheed Martin to integrate its new, semi-autonomously guided Long Range Anti-Ship Missile onto an F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, giving the fighter an increased ability to...

New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier

May 26, 2015 1:56 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare...

Researchers develop intelligent handheld robots

May 26, 2015 12:27 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

What if handheld tools know what needs to be done and were even able to guide and help inexperienced users to complete jobs that require skill...

New technique speeds nanoMRI imaging

May 26, 2015 12:17 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Producing images with near-atomic resolution, however, is immensely difficult and time-consuming. A single nanoMRI scan can require weeks to complete....

165W adapter power supplies have medical certification

May 26, 2015 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda medical certified DTM165 adapter power supplies...

Disney Researchers develop 2-legged robot that walks like an animated character

May 26, 2015 10:29 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

When Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he didn't give much thought to how he might bring his character to life in the real world. But robotics now puts that possibility within reach, so Disney researchers have found a way for a robot...

Air Force wants to fire lasers from aircraft by 2023

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Kris Osborn, Defense Tech | News | Comments

The Air Force plans to be able to incinerate targets such as incoming missiles with laser weapons...

Why the birth of PCs led to fewer women in STEM

May 26, 2015 9:26 am | by Muriel Kolker, MHS Engineering Teacher and Mechnical Engineer | Blogs | Comments

We are the product of our environment. Although it may account for the low numbers of girls and minorities in STEM careers...

Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

May 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Army News Service | News | Comments

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers’ ability to...

New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer

May 26, 2015 9:17 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge....

One step closer to a single-molecule device

May 26, 2015 9:13 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Under the direction of Latha Venkataraman, associate professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, researchers have designed a new technique to create a single-molecule diode...

Why you should pursue a STEM career in agriculture

May 26, 2015 9:10 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Try explaining STEM to students and you probably get blank stares, eye rolls or even yawns. Sure, you can spell out the acronym (science, technology, engineering, math) but that doesn’t make it any more exciting...

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