News tagged with radio frequencies

Ski resorts storm the slopes with new apps

(AP) -- This season, there's more to technology on the ski slopes than the new shapes in skis. As skiers and snowboarders head online to book vacations and then brag about it, Colorado resorts are amping up ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Software
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No sponge left behind

Using the same technology found in clothing tags used in retail store tracking systems, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that surgical sponges with implanted radio frequency ...

dateSep 30, 2010 in Other
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RFID could revolutionize the supply chain

Imagine you're at the grocery store the week before Thanksgiving and many of the items you're looking for are sold out. The employees restocking the shelves can't keep up with consumer demand. To make matters worse, you arrive ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Other
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Wal-Mart to roll out smart tags on men's basics

(AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is putting electronic identification tags on men's clothing like jeans starting Aug. 1 as the world's largest retailer tries to gain more control of its inventory. But the move is raising eyebrows ...

dateJul 23, 2010 in Other
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Tag tech for buried pipes spins out

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Oxford University spin-out company, Oxford Electromagnetic Solutions Limited (OxEmS), has been set up to commercialise technology to locate and identify buried plastic pipes.

dateJul 05, 2010 in Engineering
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Tasty new standards for systems-on-chips

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed breakthrough standards that will let microchip designers integrate more complex circuits more easily. It will mean a faster design process, more energy ...

dateJun 18, 2010 in Semiconductors
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Radio tags could save lives after earthquakes

Radio frequency identification, RFID, could be used in the immediate aftermath of a major earthquake to save lives, according to new research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.

dateMay 06, 2010 in Engineering
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Safer swiping while voting and globetrotting

Since 2007, every new U.S. passport has been outfitted with a computer chip. Embedded in the back cover of the passport, the "e-passport" contains biometric data, electronic fingerprints and pictures of the ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Engineering
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