China Internet population reaches 632 million
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown.
Mobile demand helps lift Taiwan exports 10.6% in June
Taiwan's export orders in June rose 10.6 percent year-on-year to a 17-month high, largely boosted by continuing strong demand for electronic products, the government said Monday.
New inexpensive and easy to implement computer software provides real-time and highly accurate data on traffic
Researchers at the University of Granada have designed new software that provides real time data on traffic. It is a device that provides information on traffic flow between cities. Drivers can use this information to choose ...
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Plasmon-enhanced Polarization-selective filter
As we all know, some optical devices can only work with a certain incident polarization direction. In this case, a polarizer is necessary to shift the polarization direction of linearly polarized light. A ...
Microsoft axes 18,000 jobs as Nadella shifts focus (Update 2)
Microsoft announced its biggest job cuts ever Thursday as new chief executive Satya Nadella called for a new focus at the US tech giant while integrating the Nokia phone division.
Researchers develop an extremely simple procedure to obtain nanosized graphenes
The prestigious journal Angewandte Chemie has recently published a work by CiQUS researchers (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) in collaboration with IBM Research – Zurich (Switzerland), which ...
Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is ...
Apple, IBM team up on mobile devices for business
Apple and IBM unveiled a "landmark" partnership to win over business customers by offering iPhones and iPads that are specially tailored to the corporate world.
New materials for future green tech devices
From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, ...
Smallest Swiss cross—made of 20 single atoms
The manipulation of atoms has reached a new level: Together with teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room ...
The world's first photonic router
Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, ...
Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV
Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.
Getting a charge out of water droplets
Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that ...