News tagged with research and development

Crystals detect threats to national security

Using a crystal ball to protect homeland security might seem far-fetched, but researchers at Wake Forest University and Fisk University have partnered to develop crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats, radioactive ...

Jul 15, 2011
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Israeli innovators build new 'Silicon Valley'

With a concentration of start-ups just behind that of Silicon Valley and an impressive pool of engineers, Israel is becoming the new standard for high-tech, with a unique business model.

Jun 29, 2011
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Tablet war pushes PC makers to focus on R&D

The tablet war is pushing personal computer makers to focus more on research and development and Web-based ecosystems to enable their products to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

Jun 10, 2011
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The smart shoe

Researchers from University of Twente's MIRA research institute, The Netherlands, have developed a shoe that can show exactly how a person walks. The shoe contains a range of sensors which measure the foot's ...

Jun 10, 2011
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Mobile with electricity

Electric cars are cleaner, quieter and more efficient than gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. Even so, they have not yet caught on. Now, however, a new era is beginning: the era of electric mobility. Experts from Fraunhofer ...

Mar 31, 2011
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Canon to spend $12bn on acquisitions by 2015

Canon plans to spend up to one trillion yen ($12 billion) by 2015 on mergers and acquisitions to expand in the areas of medical equipment and robotics, according to an interview published Tuesday.

Jan 11, 2011
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