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Paintable Electronics? Nist Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
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Paintable Electronics? Nist Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors

A multidisciplinary research team at NIST has found that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area electronics, such as solar cells...

A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics
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A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics

Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a technique to turn defects in graphene into tiny metallic wires.

Nasa Will Help Probe Toyota Acceleration Problem
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Nasa Will Help Probe Toyota Acceleration Problem

NASA and the National Academy of Sciences are joining the U.S. government's effort to figure out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to Toyota's...

Spies Among Us?
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Spies Among Us?

Governments' practice of electronic surveillance—and the growing use of warrantless wiretapping—has observers deeply concerned.

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response
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Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Data Streaming 2.0
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Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.

Improved Nanogenerators Enable Self-Powered Nanosensors
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Improved Nanogenerators Enable Self-Powered Nanosensors

By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what they believe are the first self-powered...

Laser Security for the Internet
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Laser Security for the Internet

Jacob Scheuer at Tel Aviv University's School of Electrical Engineering has developed an information security system that acts as a type of key bearer. 

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Pushing For Software Quality Assurance

In a recent Journal of Computer Science research article, "Resistance Factors in the Implementation of Software Process Improvement Project in Malaysia," the authors...

An Express Lane From Camera to Computer
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An Express Lane From Camera to Computer

Intel is developing the Light Peak fiber-optic link, cable technology that will transmit 10 gigabits of data per second bidirectionally, and is expected to scale...

Human Arm Transmits Broadband
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Human Arm Transmits Broadband

Korea University researchers have developed a method for transmitting data at a rate of 10 megabits per second through a person's arm, between two electrodes on...

A New System Makes Household Communication Networks More Versatile
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A New System Makes Household Communication Networks More Versatile

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid researchers have developed a configuration for a residential gateway device, which would connect a residential communications network...

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Supercapacitors Boost Efficiency

University of Waikato researchers have developed working prototypes of a supercapacitor that could enable mobile phones and laptop computers to run longer between...

Jpl Program Cleans Mars Mission Code
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Jpl Program Cleans Mars Mission Code

Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses formal verification at every step of software development, and is applying some of those techniques to the flight code for next year's...

Computer Algorithm 'reads' Memories
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Computer Algorithm 'reads' Memories

Computer algorithms developed at University College London (UCL) can predict which of three short films a person is thinking about, just by looking at their brain...

Institute Says It Can Mass-Produce Graphene
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Institute Says It Can Mass-Produce Graphene

Scientists have leaped over a major hurdle in efforts to begin commercial production of graphene, a form of carbon that could rival silicon in its potential for...

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Academics and software engineers from the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, and Southampton have established the Software Sustainability Institute with research...

Machine-Learning Revolutionizes Software Development
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Machine-Learning Revolutionizes Software Development

Automation technology has revolutionized the fine-tuning needed to maximize software performance on devices such as mobile phones.

Quantum Dots Could Lead to Faster Computers
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Quantum Dots Could Lead to Faster Computers

An international team of scientists has developed a new type of semiconductor that could lead to faster and more efficient computers.The new research centers on...

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For Smaller Chips, Borrow 18th-Century Tricks

A new take on a centuries-old printing technique could shrink silicon chips and lead to advances in ultra-high-density computer storage. Computer chips are made...
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