TECHNOLOGY - A flexible approach is needed for Australia's electronics industry
Australia's manufacturing industry could be given a welcome boost if it takes advantage of some of the latest research here and overseas to create ultra thin and flexible electronic devices .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-flexible-approach-australia-ele


TECHNOLOGY - Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th
Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking to boost its middle child by launching an 8GB.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/apple-could-launch-8gb-ip


TECHNOLOGY - Baby's life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing
In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping .. ...
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-baby-life-3d-devices-i


TECHNOLOGY - Bionic plants use nanotubes to boost photosynthesis and act as environmental sensors
The emerging field of plant nanobionics could boost photosynthesis and turn them into biosensors for environmental monitoring .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/nanotechnology-ca


TECHNOLOGY - Fleet of underwater gliders could improve global weather forecasts
While our entire climate model is based on the world's ocean currents, there's a surprising lack of detailed measurements in that area. Researchers from Rutgers and elsewhere want to rectify that with the Challenger Glider Mission, which will see the.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/rutgers-challenger-glider


TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft intros an LTE version of the Surface 2, arrives tomorrow for $679
As hard as it is to believe, Microsoft has until now never put out a 3G/4G Surface tablet. But we knew one would come eventually: the company said it was working on an LTE-enabled Surface 2 and indeed, the thing recently surfaced (har) in FCC.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/surface-2-att-4g-lte/?nci


TECHNOLOGY - Microsoft's OneNote goes completely free, launches for Macs
Honestly, we're a little surprised that it took this long for OneNote to land on OS X -- Microsoft's powerful tool for taking and organizing notes has been around for a decade now. Oddly it came to iOS and Android before finally finding a home in the.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/onenote-goes-free-launche


TECHNOLOGY - New airborne GPS technology for weather conditions takes flight
GPS technology has broadly advanced science and society’s ability to pinpoint precise information, from driving directions to tracking ground motions during earthquakes. A new technique stands to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system aboard airplanes .. ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140317170646.ht


TECHNOLOGY - Panasonic announces 'PSiP' power supply module with 50% smaller footprint
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will start shipping its new "PSiP" (Power Supply in Package) DC-DC regulator power supply modules with integrated inductor later this month. These new products are optimized for use in power supply units for communication infrastructure equipment and industrial devices. The PSiP series modules will help facilitate designing power supply for products that require downsizing, such as small cell base sta ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-panasonic-psip-power-module-sma


TECHNOLOGY - Patient’s Face Reconstructed Using 3D-Printed Parts
Stephen Power, a 29-year-old Welsh man who was badly injured in a 2012 motorcycle crash, underwent major reconstructive surgery on his face and now wears custom-made 3D-printed structural implants that were devised and installed using 3D-printed models of his facial bones.3D-printed implants are still cutting-edge, but they have been used successfully a number of times. What makes Power’s case different is that the doctors also printed models to ...
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http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/17/patients-face-reconstru


TECHNOLOGY - Researchers develop algorithm to rapidly track down malicious cyber content
Cyber attacks are the primary domestic security threat facing the United States, FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Homeland Security Committee last year. In our brave new world, traditional warfare is now inextricably linked to economic and cyber warfare. In just one example, cyber strikes have the potential to derail a nation's power grid, causing widespread damage, chaos, and loss of life. That's why surveillance programs must keep one s ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-algorithm-rapidly-track-malicio


TECHNOLOGY - Researchers develop fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial-inspired unit cell
Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiti Malaysia Perlis are the first to have developed a fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial inspired unit cell that is also used in composite right/left-handed transmission lines. The antenna is compact, robust and can be used for 2.45 and 5.4 GHz dual-band WLAN applications .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-fully-textile-waveguide-antenna


TECHNOLOGY - Send notes to OneNote with your Livescribe 3 smartpen
Shortly after the news that OneNote will be free starting today, Livescribe has announced a collaboration which will see its newest smartpen integrate with Microsoft's service. Using the Livescribe+ application, Livescribe 3 owners can now easily.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/livescribe-smartpen-micro


TECHNOLOGY - Simulating lightweight vehicles operating on discrete terrain
Engineers increasingly rely on simulation to augment, and, in some cases, replace, costly and time consuming experimental work. However, current simulation capabilities are sometimes inadequate to capture phenomena of interest .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-simulating-lightweight-vehicles


TECHNOLOGY - Test one's blood with the screen of a cellphone
(Phys.org) —Using the properties of a smartphone screen to perform blood tests: the device developed by Qloudlab allows at-home analysis in less than a minute. The expanded diagnostics will be used to help people undergoing anticoagulant treatment .. ...
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-blood-screen-cellphone.htm


TECHNOLOGY - The other thing Holland has legalized: carrier-free SIM cards
When it comes to tolerating things that other countries deem illegal, Holland's got previous, but this time the nation has approved something that doesn't just benefit glaucoma sufferers. The country has ratified the use of blank SIM cards that.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/holland-legalizes-carrier


TECHNOLOGY - iRobot's Ava 500 telepresence-on-a-stick is rolling out now (video)
There are plenty of telepresence robots on the market already, but iRobot's new Ava 500 may just be the best option out there. The highlight here is that the device is completely autonomous, just like the company's RP-VITA healthcare bot. Once it.. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/17/irobot-ava-500/?ncid=rss_


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