TECHNOLOGY - A new era for atomic clocks
A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning systems like GPS that are used by billions of people every day. But now research at NIST, JILA and other organizations throughout the world is improving atomic clock performance so quickly that many new applications are expected in the near futu ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-era-atomic-clocks.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Changing responses to death in the digital age
Researchers Dr Paul Coulton and Selina Ellis Gray are analysing the ways in which western mourning practices are changing in the modern world thanks to the increasing amounts of personal data we leave online .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-responses-death-digital-age.htm


TECHNOLOGY - Chrome apps may soon run without any trace of the web browser
Chrome web apps may behave like native software at times, but they still require some form of the Chrome browser to run -- even if it's just a basic process. They may not need that component for much longer, though. The Next Web has discovered a.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/05/chrome-apps-may-soon-run-


TECHNOLOGY - Cree Jumps Into the LED Lighting Controls Market
Cree, the North Carolina-based producer of LED lighting systems, continues its steady pace of announcements. After beating analyst expectations for revenue in the fourth quarter of 2013 and becoming a lead business partner in President Obama's new manufacturing hub at North Carolina State University, the company is now moving aggressively into lighting controls for commercial office buildings. Cree has developed a new wireless platform called Sm ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/cree-jumps-into-


TECHNOLOGY - Dead or alive, the Yutu rover says much about how we relate to robots
This weekend, the moon's fortnightly rotation cycle turns China's lunar rover Yutu (the Jade Rabbit) and its solar panels toward the sun once again … but whether the rover wakes up or not remains to be seen, as Yutu already announced its impending death to Earth-based watchers with a series of first-person messages on January 25 .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-dead-alive-yutu-rover-robots.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Device Lets You Hear Without Being Heard
Surveillance agencies could use the technology for one-way communication. Continue reading .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/device-lets-you-hear-without-


TECHNOLOGY - Engadget HD Podcast 384 - 2.5.14
While the Northeast is suffering through some heavy weather, Ben is getting ready to enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray, from a significantly sunnier locale. Regardless of your local forecast though, there's definitely a deluge of.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/05/engadget-hd-podcast-384/?


TECHNOLOGY - Flow battery breakthrough scales cheaply to store renewable energy without scarce metals
Storing solar energy for when the sun doesn't shine or wind power for a calm day costs too much. But that could all be changing .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/biomimicry/flow-battery-breakthrou


TECHNOLOGY - NYT: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 will be announced in three weeks
As Mobile World Congress approaches, it appears to become more and more evident that Samsung has chosen the Barcelona event later this month as the venue to launch the Galaxy S 5. This morning, the New York Times has confirmed through its sources.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/05/samsung-gs5-galaxy-gear/?


TECHNOLOGY - NudeAudio's Studio 5 wants to change how you think about Bluetooth speakers
For many, the humble Bluetooth speaker has been marred by a preconception about poor audio quality (one that was often deserved until technologies like aptX gained traction). A problem usually compounded by generic, masculine design. NudeAudio wants .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/03/nudeaudio-studio-5/?ncid=


TECHNOLOGY - Optical data storage has virtually unlimited lifetime
(Phys.org) —Data stored on today's CDs and DVDs has a lifetime of several decades before the physical material begins to significantly decay. Researchers are working on prolonging the lifetime of stored data, but so far reaching even 100 years has been challenging. Now in a new study, researchers have demonstrated a data storage technique that has a lifetime of about 3 x 1020 years at room temperature—virtually unlimited—which could lead to a new ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-02-optical-storage-virtually-unlim


TECHNOLOGY - Scientists Reading Fewer Papers for First Time in 35 Years
Scholarly articles in digital forms overtook printed ones, but academics spent less time on each. .. ...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-reading


TECHNOLOGY - Toshiba Chromebook arrives in the US and UK, slightly pricier than expected
Back at CES 2014, Toshiba told us that its new Chromebook would be shipping on February 16th. Yet, it appears the company has decided to make it available ahead of time, as the 13-inch Chrome OS laptop is now up for grabs in the US and UK. Unlike we.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/05/toshiba-chromebook-us-uk/


TECHNOLOGY - What would your mom do with a 3D printer? Danger!awesome wants to find out.
Danger!awesome is an open-access laser cutting and 3D printing workshop in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to democratize access and training to rapid prototyping resources, long reserved for academic institutions and multi-million dollar R&D labs. We want to teach anyone and everyone how to make, customize, and invent. Even your mom! Check out our Kickstarter to learn more about what we do, and tell us about your exper ...
http://www.good.is/posts/what-would-your-mom-do-with-a-3d-pr


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