TECHNOLOGY - High-tech measurements for high-frequency antennas
A team of researchers at PML's Antenna Metrology Lab in Boulder, CO has devised a first-of-its-kind system – combining a precision 3-meter industrial robot arm with a metrology-grade laser tracker and other apparatus – that can measure a probe antenna's position to within 50 micrometers while it is moving
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-high-tech-high-frequency-antenn


TECHNOLOGY - Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel
Of course your laptop is coming with you on any holiday trips. It’s your pride and joy—for many of us, it’s practically an appendage. It’s our entertainment at the airport and on the plane. It’s our office umbilical cord—because you know you can never completely escape work.Unlike an arm or leg, though, your laptop isn’t physically attached to your body. And there are all too many ways that it can come to ...
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2062781/keep-your-laptop-safe


TECHNOLOGY - Optimizing electronic correlations for superconductivity
Researchers find that electrons teetering on the edge of free motion or stuck in place yield optimal superconductivity. Their work explains common characteristics between two different superconducting iron compounds and may help in the search for better "high-temperature" superconductors
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118160039.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Pioneering advanced fibre technologies for next-generation internet
Researchers at EU project MODE-GAP ('Multi-mode capacity enhancement with PBG fibre') are working to boost the internet's capacity by developing and testing advanced fibre technologies
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-advanced-fibre-technologies-nex


TECHNOLOGY - Putting Energy Disaggregation Tech to the Test
What if new technology could take a single measure of household power use -- say, smart meter data, or measurements from a single home sensor -- and tell us exactly how much power our air conditioning, water heating, kitchen appliances, household lighting and all our consumer electronics were using? That’s the goal of a host of “energy disaggregation” technologies, from startups like Bidgely, PlotWatt, Navetas, Enetics and Energy Aware, as well
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/putting-energy-d


TECHNOLOGY - Scanner buying guide 2013: Find the right scanner for your needs
Back when people relied on film cameras to capture memories, scanners were about the only way to get your printed photos or slides onto your computer’s hard drive for editing, sharing, and archiving. But the move to digital cameras changed that: You can have a hard drive stuffed full of images without ever having plugged a desktop scanner into your computer.But don’t weep for scanners—they’ve remained popular peripherals
http://www.pcworld.com/article/125819/article.html#tk.rss_ho


TECHNOLOGY - Sony sells more than a million PS4 consoles in debut
More than a million PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the first 24 hours of its release in North America, according to manufacturer Sony
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-sony-million-ps4-consoles-debut


TECHNOLOGY - TIL that the FCC requires that every user be warned to never carry or use a cell phone closer than 15mm (5/8 inch) to the body or risk being exposed to radio frequency levels that exceed safe limits of nonionizing radiation.
TIL that the FCC requires that every user be warned to never carry or use a cell phone closer than 15mm (5/8 inch) to the body or risk being exposed to radio frequency levels that exceed safe limits of nonionizing radiation.
http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1qw5st/til_th


TECHNOLOGY - World's smallest FM radio transmitter
Scientists have taken advantage of graphene’s special properties —- its mechanical strength and electrical conduction —- and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals, in effect the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118091502.ht


TECHNOLOGY - X-ray vision for road diggers: The next quantum leap?
Quantum mechanics has been hailed as the next big thing in technology. And quantum computers are a media favourite. But there is a little-known quantum technology that can peer beneath the earth, which could be ready before the quantum computing revolution comes about
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-x-ray-vision-road-diggers-quant


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