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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 ...

Jul 23, 2010
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Radio Waves: Alternative Power Source

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Duke University are harvesting ambient radio waves to power small microprocessor devices that consume very little energy. Devices such as sensors that monitor critical environmental ...

Jul 20, 2010 weblog
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Radio signals research scans new horizons

A study at the University of Leicester aims to understand the reasons why radio signals sometimes act unpredictably- travelling beyond the horizon and interfering with other signals.

Jun 22, 2010
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First radio tracking of tropical orchid bees

Blue-green orchid bees zip through increasingly scarce patches of tropical forest pollinating rare flowers. For the first time, researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute track unique signals ...

May 26, 2010
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Widening the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

"The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been dominated for its first half century by a hunt for unusual radio signals. But as he prepares for the publication of his new book The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone?," ...

Mar 01, 2010
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GPS Jamming Devices Pose Many Threats (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The latest GPS jamming devices are now being used by car thieves in the UK to render stolen cars and trucks undetectable by law enforcement. These devices also pose a threat to airlines and ...

Feb 25, 2010 report
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Secure radio signal for central locking

(PhysOrg.com) -- Remote central locking is among the most convenient aspects of modern motoring. Transmission of the radio signal that activates the system is not particularly secure, however. A new encryption ...

Feb 01, 2010
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Making it easier to save energy

Fraunhofer scientists are developing programs that help show at a glance how much energy devices are consuming. At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the researchers will be showing how a cell phone can help save ...

Jan 15, 2010
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