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ANNOUNCEMENTS - Press Releases

Traditional Malaysian musical instrument modernized: 'Rebana Ubi' computer speaker

Researchers are modernizing the 'Rebana Ubi', a traditional Malaysian musical instrument by infusing it with a modern computer aided technology.

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year. Researchers have designed an amplifier that works at 50 percent efficiency compared with the 30 percent now typically achieved.

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost. The device capitalizes on the synergy brought by mixing graphene flakes with single-walled carbon nanotubes, two carbon nanostructures with complementary properties.

'Blood lab' inside a mobile phone could detect cancer

Scientists are in the early stages of an 'e-health technology' project aimed at developing a mobile phone app that can examine blood sample images and diagnose cancer. It would work by taking a magnified image of a blood slide via a microscopic lens attached to the smart phone, which the app would then be able to screen for evidence of leukemia -- a blood cancer.

Higher solar-cell efficiency achieved with zinc-oxide coating

Researchers have achieved 14-percent efficiency in a 9-millimeter-square solar cell made of gallium arsenide. It is the highest efficiency rating for a solar cell that size and made with that material.

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics: New research directs charges through single molecules

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule. Chemical engineers have now figured out how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule.

New technology for greenhouses developed

Agricultural and fruit producers could acquire high-tech greenhouses at a considerably less cost, thanks to researchers who are developing computer systems to control climatic variables within such infrastructures. The technology consists of a motherboard, embedded computer systems (for specific functions), a graphical interface for monitoring variables such as humidity, temperature , wind speed and radiation, as well as elements that enable wireless connectivity between the greenhouse and mobile devices like cell phones.

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean? The hydrophobic -- water repelling -- characteristic of the leaf, termed the "Lotus effect," helps the plant survive in muddy swamps, repelling dirt and producing beautiful flowers. Of late, engineers have been paying more and more attention to nature's efficiencies, such as the Lotus effect, and studying its behavior in order to make advances in technology. As one example, learning more about swarming schools of fish is aiding in the development of unmanned underwater vehicles. Other researchers are observing the extraordinary navigational abilities of bats that might lead to new ways to reconfigure aviation highways in the skies.

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

Researchers have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate, from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick. Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal oxides, a class of materials that seems to have it all: superconductivity, magnetoresistance and other exotic properties. These possibilities have scientists excited to understand everything about these materials, and to find new ways to control their properties at the most fundamental levels.

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

A great improvement has been demonstrated in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly. Researchers developed the 'Dipole Coil Resonant System' for an extended range of inductive power transfer, up to 5 meters between transmitter and receiver coils. "Our technology proved the possibility of a new remote power delivery mechanism that has never been tried at such a long distance. Although the long-range wireless power transfer is still in an early stage of commercialization and quite costly to implement, we believe that this is the right direction for electric power to be supplied in the future. Just like we see Wi-Fi zones everywhere today, we will eventually have many Wi-Power zones at such places as restaurants and streets that provide electric power wirelessly to electronic devices," they say.

Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers: Efficient conversion from magnetic storage to light is key

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research. Scientists have made a new proposal for overcoming a major obstacle to the development of such plastic devices -- the large amount of energy required to read stored information.

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Cougars' diverse diet helped them survive the Pleistocene mass extinction

Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate, unlike their more finicky cousins—the saber-tooth cat and American lion. Both perished along with the woolly mammoth and many of the other supersized mammals that walked the Earth during the late Pleistocene.

Humpback protections downgrade clears way for pipeline

Environmentalist activists on Tuesday decried Canada's downgrading of humpback whale protections, suggesting the decision was fast-tracked to clear a major hurdle to constructing a pipeline to the Pacific Ocean.

Researchers discover the most effective animal signal strategies

There are all sorts of signaling strategies in nature. Peacocks puff out their feathers and spread their colorful tails; satin bowbirds build specialized stick structures, called bowers, and decorate them with blue and shiny objects; and European bitterling males show off bright nuptial coloration during spawning season. Each species has evolved a unique method to communicate with others.

AT&T earnings unchanged, but revenue grows in 1Q

AT&T says its first quarter earnings were unchanged from the first three months of last year, but revenue grew as the wireless business added more than 1 million subscribers.

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline—possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery.

Getting at the root of the mountain pine beetle's rapid habitat expansion and forest

The mountain pine beetle has wreaked havoc in North America, across forests from the American Southwest to British Columbia and Alberta, with the potential to spread all the way to the Atlantic coast. Millions of acres of forest have been lost, with severe economic and ecological impacts from a beetle outbreak ten times larger than previous outbreaks.

Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light

Last month, scientists announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant. This almost unimaginably fast expansion was first theorized more than three decades ago, yet only now has "smoking gun" proof emerged.

Florida is 'Ground Zero' for sea level rise

Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown city, Miami, a haven for tourists, but the area is increasingly endangered by sea level rise, experts said Tuesday.

Peru probes killing of endangered penguins

Peruvian authorities announced an investigation Tuesday into the killing of five penguins found slashed to death at a center for endangered species.

Bloomberg invests M in solar-powered lamp

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.

Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech

The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.

Originally posted at News - Business Tech

Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon sing with an iPad app (No, it's really good)

The talk show host, the great singer, and an iPad app called Loopy allow for music making of a spontaneously exalted quality.

Originally posted at Technically Incorrect

HTC One M8 launch in NYC: Join us Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT (live blog)

The handset maker will show off its latest flagship device, which is rumored to have dual cameras and an updated Sense UI skin.

BlackBerry to sell off 3M square feet of space in Canada

The sale represents the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada. BlackBerry's not saying how much cash it'll take in from the transaction.

Originally posted at News - Business Tech

iOS 7.1 jailbroken but only on the iPhone 4

Demoed in a YouTube video, the untethered jailbreak works on the latest version of iOS, though devices with A5 chips or higher apparently are out of the running for now.

Originally posted at News - Apple

Moto 360 will use sapphire glass, wireless charging -- report

The wireless charging capability falls in line with Motorola's previous tease of a "secret" method, while sapphire glass would give the smartwatch a more scratch-resistant shell.

Lenovo buys mobile patents from Unwired Planet for 0M

The Chinese computing giant, which also plans to purchase Motorola, reached a deal to acquire 21 patent families related to 3G, 4G, and other mobile technologies.

Sprint lays off 330 techs, shutters 55 stores as part of broader cuts

Not every store will be able to service a phone, but the company says the cuts were designed with minimal disturbance to the customer.

Rumored Amazon phone: Six cameras, summer launch?

New details emerge about the long-rumored Amazon smartphone that could finally arrive this summer.

Originally posted at Android Atlas

Samsung Galaxy S5 price: 9.99 on-contract, preorders begin March 21

US carriers begin announcing on- and off-contract pricing for Samsung's next flagship smartphone, available for preorder starting Friday, as well as for Samsung's Gear family of wearables.

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Astronomers Reveal Relationship Between the Color of a Galaxy and the Size of Its Bulge

Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to group together over half a million galaxies of all different colors, shapes, and masses, new research reveals a relatively simple relationship between the color of a galaxy and the size of its bulge – the more massive the bulge the redder the galaxy. The universe we […]

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Smartphone Readable Microparticles Could Crack Down on Counterfeiting

MIT chemical engineers invented smartphone-readable microparticles that can be used to verify goods and crack down on counterfeiting. By encoding these particles with different colored stripes, they can generate vast quantities of unique combinations that can be used to tag products. Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to […]

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Researchers Reveal New Method for Studying Binary Star Systems

Using data from the Kepler spacecraft, researchers from the University of Washington confirm the first “self-lensing” binary star system. What looked at first like a sort of upside-down planet has instead revealed a new method for studying binary star systems, discovered by a University of Washington student astronomer. Working with UW astronomer Eric Agol, doctoral […]

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Microgravity Mimics Aging in Immune Cells

Changes in T-cell behavior quickly occur in space, allowing researchers to more effectively study genetic and molecular changes associated with aging-related immune suppression. Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements. Certain cells of the immune system tend to […]

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Hubble Views Globular Cluster Messier 5

This newly released Hubble image shows globular cluster Messier 5, which is located 24,500 light-years away. This sparkling jumble is Messier 5 — a globular cluster consisting of hundreds of thousands of stars bound together by their collective gravity. But Messier 5 is no normal globular cluster. At 13 billion years old it is incredibly […]

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Quantum Dots Make Photovoltaic Solar-Panel Windows Possible

A new study from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Milano-Bicocca demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy, boosting the output of solar cells and allowing for the integration of photovoltaic-active architectural elements into buildings. A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be […]

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SLAC Scientists View Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

Scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Linac Coherent Light Source used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses to capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity. A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity – the ability to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency – in a promising copper-oxide material. Scientists used […]

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Nearly Completed VPHAS+ Catalog to Include 300 Million Stars

Nearly completed, the VPHAS+ catalog will include stars and nebulae that are as much as 1500 times fainter than the ones in the older catalog, as well as much improved images of all objects. Atomic hydrogen is the lightest and by far most abundant element in the universe. When it is exposed to ultraviolet light, […]

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New Technique Provides Near Real-Time Mapping of the Sun’s Interior

Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, researchers have developed a new technique that opens the door for near real-time mapping of the sun’s roiling interior. Like a balloon bobbing along in the air while tied to a child’s hand, a tracer has been found in the sun’s atmosphere to help track the flow of […]

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Kepler Discovers Earth-Size Planet Orbiting a Star in the ‘Habitable Zone’

Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone,” confirming that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signaling a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in […]

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Researchers Develop Spaser Made of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers from Monash University have developed a spaser using graphene and carbon nanotubes, showing that graphene and carbon nanotubes can interact and transfer energy to each other through light. A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing. A […]

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Free NIST Web-Based Program Manages the App Vetting Workflow

The first open source web application for managing the mobile app vetting process is available for free from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Because mobile 'apps' on smart phones and tablets can be just as big a ...

NIST Conference Will Explore the Role of New Information Systems in Organizations, May 22, 2014

Computers were once 'just' tools to improve worker productivity, now information systems are recognized as an essential component of a successful organization. The best example is the rise of former computer department managers to the ...

NIST Removes Cryptography Algorithm from Random Number Generator Recommendations

Following a public comment period and review, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators. Before implementing the change, NIST is ...

NCCoE Invites Collaboration on Energy Sector Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks collaborators to address key security challenges in identity verification and access management for the electric power ...

Engineering for Privacy: NIST Workshop Meets April 9-10, 2014

On April 9 and 10, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a workshopxa0that focuses on developing 'privacy engineering' to ensure that privacy is an integral part of the design process of new IT ...

NIST Information Technology Professionals Recognized for Excellence

Three employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently received awards for their national and international contributions to information technology.Naomi Lefkovitza id='http:patapsco.nist.govimagegalle

March Cloud Computing Meetings at NIST Discuss Impact on Mobile Devices, Forensic Science

As part of its cloud computing forum and workshop series, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting two meetings in March at its Gaithersburg, Md. Campus, 'The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility' from March ...

NIST Issues Guidance for Federal Use of Secure Mobile Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published two draft documents for public comment that describe processes that federal employees and contractors could use to provide smart card-like authentication for access ...

NCCoE Launches Building Blocks for Access Control and Mobile Devices

NISTaposs National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations develop capabilities for attribute based access control, the other to help enterprises address security issues ...

NIST Requests Comments on its Cryptographic Standards Process

As part of a review of its cryptographic standards development process, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comment on a new draft document that describes how the agency develops those ...

Five Ways to Meddle with Memory

Researchers tinkered with recall in a spate of recent studies

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How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference

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Illusions That Play Hide-and-Seek with Perception

Hidden illusions are the Easter eggs of the mind

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How Sleep Protects the Brain

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Bees Have Small Brains But Big Ideas

Bees understand abstract relations despite lacking the brain areas thought necessary

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MIND Reviews: It's a Jungle in There

Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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MIND Reviews: Mindwise

Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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Music and Language, Intertwined

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MIND Reviews: Inheritance

Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND

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Music Helps Kids Read

Making music improves auditory precision and attentiveness

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How to Be a Better Negotiator

Be fair, strike a power pose and aim high

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JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station

JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station04-21-2014

JPL's OPALS lasercomm experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, via SpaceX Dragon.

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins04-15-2014

Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred.

International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth04-14-2014

NASA's OPALS project readies for launch

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets03-24-2014

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds

Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds03-18-2014

A new NASA-led study has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.

NASA Technology Views Birth of the Universe

NASA Technology Views Birth of the Universe03-17-2014

Using JPL-developed technology, astronomers have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe.

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers03-13-2014

A new JPL-led study demonstrates a unique way to study the origins of life: fuel cells.

That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling03-06-2014

New analyses of NASA radar data from 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year.

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars02-28-2014

Scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and JPL have found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate over life on Mars.

Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets

Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets02-17-2014

NASA is pursuing new partnerships and collaborations to accelerate existing work to find near-Earth asteroids and know what to do about them.

University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPL

University High School Bowls Over Competition at JPL02-04-2014

University High School of Irvine, Calif., beat out 23 other local high schools in an all-day, 'buzzer-beater'-style Science Bowl held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Oranges: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

High in vitamin C and potassium, oranges may boost your immune system, improve your skin and reduce the risks of cancer.

This is What Global Warming Looks Like — 2013 Edition (Op-Ed)

The effects of a warming planet are now directly impacting the United States, says NRDC's Dan Lashof.

Preventing Injury From Spring Sports That Span Seasons

Train in cold, compete in heat — how do you avoid injury?

Dutch Student Sells His Data for €350 but at What Price Privacy? (Op-Ed)

A dutch student has taken the bold decision to sell all his data at auction. It’s a decision that should make us think about the future of our own information.

With a Bullet: China's High-Speed Rail Dream Begins to take Flight (Op-Ed)

As a young university student, I first visited Guangzhou during the mid-1990s and found it a gloomy and unsettling place. When I went back again in 2010, it was transformed. Here was living proof of the media mantra that “China is changing.”

Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say.

Sailfish Stealthily Slash Prey with Bills

Researchers solve the mystery of the Atlantic sailfish's bill. This oceanic hunter uses its bill to sneak into schools of fish and slash or 'tap' potential prey. The finding reveals an unknown evolutionary solution to overcome the defense of schooling.

Hot Tchaikovsky: Fertile Women Prefer Complex Composers

Women in the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle are more likely than women in the nonfertile phase to say they'd be interested in a fling with the composer of a complex tune.

The Costs of Fresh Water in a Changing World (Op-Ed)

As freshwater resources diminish, even wealthy nations like the United States are trying to figure out how to adapt.

Magnifying The Body May Reduce Pain

In healthy people, seeing an enlarged hand lessened the subjective experience of pain.

Slowest Start to Tornado Season in a Century

A cold spring in the Midwest and Southwest brought a quiet start to tornado season this year, with the fewest twisters since 1915.


GOD’S SOFTWARE FOR CHILDREN - Excerpt from the book "Its Mom" Sharon P. Carson -

Our children are given to us as gifts from God. They come to us like a newly manufactured computer with no installed software.

Parents are given the responsibility of installing the right programs in their children, and the most important program they need is not Microsoft Word but rather “The word of God”.

Parents should install this program in their children and pray that it will remain saved in the hard drives of their minds and spirits and that they will have enough memory to allow it to work throughout their lives because at some point parents will have to click RUN and let their children go.