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Sun sets on emerging tech blog

Thu, 31 May 2012 07:42:21 +0000

The shifting tides of business means a refocus on ZDNet. It's time to move on.

IEEE releases new standard for body area network

Mon, 21 May 2012 23:42:25 +0000

After five years of work, the IEEE announced a new standard, IEEE 802.15.6, for wireless communications supporting ultra-low power devices operating in or around the human body.

Wearable devices to usher in context-aware computing

Fri, 18 May 2012 07:43:28 +0000

In this guest post, Joe Burton, CTO at Plantronics, lays out a vision for intelligent wearable devices and sensors that will redefine relevance and greatly simplify and automate the lives of users.

Scientists create first electricity generator powered by viruses

Mon, 14 May 2012 00:49:09 +0000

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a method for generating power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity.

'TeleHuman' taps Kinect for 3D holographic videoconferencing

Sun, 06 May 2012 23:22:29 +0000

A Queen's University researcher has created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3-D videoconferencing pod that allows people in different locations to video conference as if they were standing in front of each other.

Sensing systems for robots could help blind navigate

Thu, 03 May 2012 08:08:46 +0000

Parisian researchers have developed a 3D navigation system for the blind using a pair of glasses equipped with cameras and sensors like those used in robot exploration.

Netgear ushers in Gigabit Wi-Fi with first 802.11ac router

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:04:58 +0000

The networking company looks poised to be the first with a next-generation router on the market with speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n.

World's largest digital camera one step closer to reality

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:58:51 +0000

Construction on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a 3.2 billion-pixel camera that will capture the widest, fastest and deepest view of the night sky ever observed, could begin in 2014.

New technique boosts efficiency of multi-hop wireless networks

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:08:08 +0000

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient data transmission approach that can boost the amount of data the networks can transmit by 20 to 80 percent.

Nanosponges soak up more than 100x their weight in oil

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:48:33 +0000

Rice, Penn State researchers laced carbon nanotubes with boron to create reusable oil-soaking sponges that show promise for environmental cleanup, among many uses.

Programmable 'smart sand' can assume any shape

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:23:38 +0000

MIT researchers are developing small magnetic cubes that can communicate with each other to auto-duplicate objects in a "sand box" using a subtractive production algorithm.

Cost of Li-ion batteries in 2020 not low enough for mass adoption of EVs: report

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:29:48 +0000

Despite technology improvements and growing industry scale, Li-ion electric vehicle batteries will cost $397/kWh in 2020, falling short of the $150/kWh target needed to reach the mass market, say experts.

Breast implant with nano 'bed-of-nails' deters cancer cells

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:40:46 +0000

Brown University biomedical scientists have created an implant that appears to deter breast cancer cell regrowth. Made from a common polymer, the implant is the first to be modified at the nanoscale.

Getting up close and personal with the 'King of Wow'

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:27:47 +0000

In this fun "Esquire-esque" interview, Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect CEO, blogger, and author of two books (one just released) shares his wisdom about the state of IT, innovation, and his life's work.

3-D printer with nano-precision sets world record

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 23:27:10 +0000

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a method for fabricating intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand in record speed.

Breakthrough could make smartphones and laptops 1,000 times faster

Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:24:10 +0000

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh have generated a frequency comb (a slice of spectrum) with more than 100 terahertz bandwidth, eclipsing today's devices that operate in the gigahertz frequency region.

'Cheetah' sets land speed record for legged robots

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:06:54 +0000

Created by Boston Dynamics and funded by DARPA, Cheetah is allegedly now the fastest legged robot on the planet.

Five signs the mobile phone form factor is maxed out

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 20:55:06 +0000

Smartphones are ubiquitous and capable, but the innovation ceiling has been reached.

TI's contact-less temperature sensor opens up possibilities

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:46:34 +0000

First-ever single-chip passive infrared temperature sensor could be used in tablets, handsets, watches, and cameras for applications yet to be imagined.

Art installation blurs boundary between physical and digital (video)

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 22:19:12 +0000

Nervous Structure is a series of installations that create hypnotic displays using elastic or spandex and a projector to illuminate it with computer-generated graphics.