Mathematicians develop a new 'third way' to improve airplane boarding
Lead researcher Dr Tie-Qiao Tang said while modelling had previously been done on factors such as luggage congestion, routing, and takeoff runway scheduling, his study was the first to look at boarding.
Researchers use centuries of data to map Earth's westward magnetic field drift
Wireless power for the price of a penny
(Phys.org) -- The newspaper-style printing of electronic equipment has led to a cost-effective device that could change the way we interact with everyday objects.
The incredible shrinking circuit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Just when it seemed that microchips couldn't get any tinier, a technique developed by researchers here at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department could lead to chips which are not ...
Nano changes rise to macro importance in a key electronics material
By combining the results of a number of powerful techniques for studying material structure at the nanoscale, a team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, working with colleagues in other ...
N.Korea developing electromagnetic pulse weapons: S.Korea
South Korea's spy agency said Monday that North Korea was using Russian technology to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons aimed at paralysing military electronic equipment south of the border.
Philips loss shrinks in Q4; sheds division (Update)
Royal Philips Electronics NV Tuesday said it will sell the entertainment division which contains many of the consumer products for which it is best known, such as audio and video equipment, to Funai Electric ...
Sony-Olympus alliance aims for high-tech surgery
(AP)—Sony's new alliance with scandal-tarnished Olympus will focus on producing endoscopes and other surgical tools packed with the Japanese electronic maker's three-dimensional imaging and super-clear ...
Analyzing energy potential
Sensors, radio transmitters and GPS modules all feature low power consumption. All it takes is a few milliwatts to run them. Energy from the environment - from sources such as light or vibrations - may be enough to meet these ...
Sony ties up with Olympus, takes 11 percent stake (Update)
(AP)—Sony is expanding its sprawling electronics to movies business empire with a new venture—looking inside the human body.
All set and ready to glow
A new technique that paves the way for manufacturing affordable LED light bulbs is to be exploited in the UK, in a deal that researchers say could have a dramatic impact on carbon emissions.
Microsoft deal with AOL part of patent scramble
(AP) -- AOL's $1 billion deal to sell and license patents to Microsoft is another in a series of "Antiques Roadshow" moments in the technology world. Faded companies have been rummaging through their assets ...
Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting
When it comes to the integrity and accuracy of voting systems in the United States, the good news is that widespread technological upgrades have largely eliminated the voting-machine problems that were so ...
1000 calibration reports . . . and counting
The U.S. Internet – and indeed any communication system that sends information by fiber-optic cable – depends critically on strong, clear signals propagating reliably through transmission lines. The principal ...