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Some Texting Bans Linked to Lower Traffic Deaths

Some Texting Bans Linked to Lower Traffic Deaths

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health examined the impact texting-while-driving laws have had on roadway crash-related fatalities, and the findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health.   Of drivers in the United States ages 18-64 years, 31 percent reported they had read [...]

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Making Google Glass Safer for Drivers

Making Google Glass Safer for Drivers

With his Google Glass in place over his right eye, Jibo He weaves in and out of traffic, careful to maintain his speed and avoid obstacles along the road. He takes his focus off the road and sneaks a peek at the Glass screen to look at the main menu. Before he has the chance [...]

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Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes

Charging Portable Electronics in 10 Minutes

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion battery anodes that could enable charging of portable electronics in 10 minutes, instead of hours.   Lithium ion batteries are the rechargeable battery of choice for portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. [...]

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The Death of “Digital”

Words are a powerful vehicle for meaning and understanding, connected to individual or group perspectives, interpretations, and connections. The word “Digital” has been part of our vocabulary landscape for a long time. It was only after reading Nicholas Negroponte’s  book, “Being Digital” in 1995, that I began to be aware of the term and its [...]

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Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Invisible wireless networks are transformed into beautiful beams of colour in a series of photographs.   The images, created by Newcastle University researcher Luis Hernan, show the ‘spectres’ of wireless networks sweeping, swirling and swooping around a ghostly figure. They were produced as part of Luis’s Digital Ethereal project, which aims to bring the invisible [...]

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Flexible Electronics Change Shape Inside Body

Flexible Electronics Change Shape Inside Body

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels.   These biologically adaptive, flexible transistors might one day help doctors learn more about what [...]

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App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen.   GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago, turns a smartphone into a sophisticated medical [...]

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Magnetic Vortices for Nanoscale Antennas

Magnetic Vortices for Nanoscale Antennas

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal-generating or receiving antennas and other electronics. Their latest work, published in Nature Communications, shows that stacked nanoscale magnetic vortices separated by an extremely thin layer of copper [...]

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Tiny Flexible Cell Phones to Print On Clothes?

Tiny Flexible Cell Phones to Print On Clothes?

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 team of researchers from Monash University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) has modelled the world’s first spaser (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) [...]

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Mobile Robots Support Airplane Manufacturers

Mobile Robots Support Airplane Manufacturers

The robots move at walking speed along airplane components; in doing so, it applies a sealant against corrosion in equal measure. The mobile assistant is surrounded by technical workers who install, drill, and test. Admittedly this scenario is still a glimpse of the future — but in just a few years, it should be reality [...]

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