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The NASA imager dentists use daily

When sitting in the dentist's chair, few patients think of NASA. But the space agency is there nonetheless, in the sensor that enables high-resolution, digital X-ray imagery that helps the dentist ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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New Storage Device Potentially Store Data for 1,000 Years (1)

A Japanese research group developed a technology to realize a storage device that can store data for more than 1,000 years and has a recording density equivalent to that of an HDD.

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Tech-On

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Efficient power converter for internet of things

The "internet of things" is the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock will soon have sensors that report information directly to networked ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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New chip could bring voice command to almost anything

We're growing more accustomed to the idea of talking to our devices, thanks to the success of products like Amazon Echo and Google Home, not to mention Apple's Siri voice assistant. ...

Tue 14 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Reactive lignin for reducing the environmental impacts of wood products

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology known as "CatLignin" to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry byproducts to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds ...

Tue 14 Feb 17 from

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The Download, Feb 13, 2017: The Free Web in Danger, U.S. Chips in China, and Amazon’s Real-Life Retail Lab

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Mon 13 Feb 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.

Wed 8 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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New LED array builds a better street light

It's estimated there are over 300 million streetlights in the world, so it's good to see they're constantly being improved, with CityTouch connectivity, glare reduction and even pole-less ...

Fri 10 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Engineers develop powerful millimeter-wave signal generator

Your doctor waves a hand-held scanner over your body and gets detailed, high-resolution images of your internal organs and tissues. Using the same device, the physician then sends gigabytes ...

Wed 8 Feb 17 from TechXplore

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Hexagon acquires MSC Software for $834m

Hexagon is to acquire MSC Software, a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions – including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development – ...

Fri 3 Feb 17 from The Engineer

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