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Mission Possible: This Device Will Self-destruct when Heated
May 22nd 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could be recycled? ...more

IoT Interoperability is Key to Success
May 19th 2015 - 03:00 GMT
With the chance to connect "sensor to the cloud in every industry on the planet," Rose Schooler believes the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity is massive. But interoperability, along with provisioning and managing these devices, are critical factors for success....more

ITU to Study the Network Standardization Requirements for 5G Networks
May 15th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The ITU has established a new Focus Group to identify the network standardization requirements for the '5G' development of International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for 2020 and beyond....more

Mobile Phone Microscope Rapidly Detects Parasite Levels in Blood
May 6th 2015 - 12:14 GMT
Scientists have developed a mobile phone microscope to measure blood levels of a parasitic worm....more

Tracking Exploding Lithium-ion Batteries in Real-time
May 5th 2015 - 03:45 GMT
Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important for improving their design to make them safer to use and transport, say the scientists behind the study....more

Tracking Exploding Lithium-ion Batteries in Real-time
April 28th 2015 - 09:25 GMT
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging. ...more

Embracing the 5G Era
April 28th 2015 - 09:05 GMT
Latest research progress on next generation mobile communication systems for 2020...more

Thumbnail Track Pad
April 16th 2015 - 23:11 GMT
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad....more

Contextual Sensing: How Smartphones Will Learn About You
April 15th 2015 - 01:53 GMT
The 2013 film "Her" featured an operating system that could personalize itself to the user to the extent where the intelligence appeared anything but artificial....more

ITU and ETSI Agree Method to Assess Energy Efficiency of Mobile Networks
April 14th 2015 - 04:35 GMT
ITU and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have agreed a new standard to measure the energy efficiency of mobile radio access networks (RANs), the wireless networks that connect end-user equipment to the core network....more

Smartphone-based Device Could Provide Rapid, Low-cost Cancer Diagnosis
April 14th 2015 - 03:37 GMT
A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology....more

Ericsson, Telefónica and RWTH Aachen University Demonstrate LTE for Smart Meters
April 13th 2015 - 22:56 GMT
Ericsson, together with Telefónica Germany and E.ON Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, demonstrated the feasibility of using LTE networks in smart meters for the energy sector. ...more

No More Exploding Phone Batteries Promise Researchers
April 10th 2015 - 03:50 GMT
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today....more

Where No Smartphone Has Gone Before
April 10th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Tel Aviv University researchers move Star Trek's fictional 'Tricorder' into the real world...more

Quantum Teleportation on a Chip
April 9th 2015 - 01:10 GMT
A significant step towards ultra-high speed quantum computers...more

New Understanding of Electromagnetism Could Enable 'antennas on a Chip'
April 9th 2015 - 00:00 GMT
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. ...more

Inkjet-printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics
April 8th 2015 - 23:45 GMT
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for \"soft robots\" and flexible electronics....more

Future Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes
April 7th 2015 - 12:09 GMT
The exceptional properties of tiny molecular cylinders known as carbon nanotubes have tantalized researchers for years because of the possibility they could serve as a successors to silicon in laying the logic for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices....more

LG Display Launches 5.5-inch QHD LCD Panel for Smartphones
April 7th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
LG Display says that it has launched a LCD panel for smartphones that represents a quantum jump in terms of key features, including color gamut, brightness, contrast ratio, touch function, power consumption and thinness....more

The Looming IoT Energy Drain
April 7th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
With 25 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to come online by 2020, finding an adequate and efficient way to power each device is critical to the success of this emerging technology....more

Light-powered Gyroscope is World's Smallest: Promises a Powerful Spin on Navigation
April 7th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
By bringing this essential technology down to an entirely new scale, a team of applied physicists hopes to enable a new generation of phenomenally compact gyroscope-based navigation systems, among other intriguing applications. ...more

Smartphone Face Recognition 'improved' by Copying the Brain
April 6th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. ...more

Mobile Battery Life Can Be Prolonged with System Settings
March 31st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
By using crowdsourced measurements researchers explain the energy impact of smartphone system settings...more

Ericsson Launches 5G Collaborations with Universities
March 30th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
Ericsson has announced new collaborations with universities King's College London and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). ...more

Electronic Waste Has Energy Value
March 30th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Researchers are developing systems to recover hydrogen using waste plastics from electronic boards....more

LTE-U Forum Explores Technical Possibilities of LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum
March 12th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
The LTE-U Forum has released its first technical report evaluating the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, a step toward demonstrating how LTE-U can coexist with Wi-Fi and other technologies that share unlicensed spectrum....more

Qualcomm Extends LTE to Unlicensed Radio Spectrum
March 5th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
To address the increasing demand for mobile data, Qualcomm Technologies says that it is extending LTE to unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), ...more

Flexible Sensors Turn Skin into a Touch-sensitive Space for Mobile Devices
March 4th 2015 - 23:00 GMT
A team of computer scientists have developed touch-sensitive stickers made from flexible silicone and electrically conducting sensors that can be worn on the skin....more

QR Codes with Advanced Imaging and Photon Encryption Protect Computer Chips
March 3rd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Using 3-D optical imaging and extremely low light photon counting encryption, researchers have taken the ordinary QR code and transformed it into a cybersecurity application that can be used to protect the integrity of computer microchips....more

Chinese Coal Could Power Future Mobile Phones
March 2nd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Coal from China could become a major source of the metal lithium used in rechargeable batteries....more

Ericsson Unveils Generational Shift in How Mobile Networks are Built
February 25th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Ericsson Radio System modular architecture changes how mobile networks are built, flexibly expanding to shifting demands on the road to 5G...more

Radio Chip for the 'Internet of Things'
February 24th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
Circuit that reduces power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life...more

New NIST Tools to Help Boost Wireless Channel Frequencies and Capacity
February 20th 2015 - 11:59 GMT
To help solve the wireless crowding conundrum, researchers at NIST are developing measurement tools for channels that are new for mobile communications and that could offer more than 1,000 times the bandwidth of today's cell phone systems....more

License Assisted Access Live in Ericsson Labs for Verizon, SK Telecom and T-Mobile
February 20th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Last month at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Ericsson announced License Assisted Access (LAA), sometimes referred to as LTE-U, a mobile technology innovation that improves indoor app coverage for smartphone users....more

Huawei Opens Research & Development (R&D) Campus in Bangalore
February 19th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei has announced the launch of its new Research & Development campus situated in Bangalore, India...more

A Phone So Smart, It Sniffs Out Disease
February 13th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
A research consortium is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user's breath for early detection of life-threatening diseases....more

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis -- Done!
February 12th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
A team of researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes....more

Bringing Texture to Your Flat Touchscreen
February 9th 2015 - 12:48 GMT
What if the touchscreen of your smartphone or tablet could touch you back? What if touch was as integrated into our ubiquitous technology as sight and sound?...more

IoT Will Fire Up the Next Generation of Engineers Says ARM and UCL
January 29th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
ARM is partnering with UCL (University College London) to launch a new education kit aimed at developing students' Internet of Things (IoT) technical skills. ...more

ZTE Pre5G Massive MIMO Base Station Sets Record for Capacity
January 25th 2015 - 23:05 GMT
ZTE says that it is the first company to complete pre-commercial field testing of multi-user and multi-stream transmission on a Massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) base station, ...more