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02.27.14
Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon
02.27.14

Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon

When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or s...

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10.05.12
Fraunhofer develops extra-small 1Gbps infrared transceiver, recalls our PDA glory days
10.05.12

Fraunhofer develops extra-small 1Gbps infrared transceiver, recalls our PDA glory days

Our 1997-era selves would die with envy right about now. Fraunhofer has developed a new generation...

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10.04.12
Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur
10.04.12

Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur

Generating solar power from the infrared spectrum, or even nearby frequencies, has proven difficul...

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04.06.12
Ski helmet charges iPods, iPhone and other mobile devices
04.06.12

Ski helmet charges iPods, iPhone and other mobile devices

A team of German researchers is working on technology that could let you ski all day without wo...

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02.05.12
DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you don't care about quality
02.05.12

DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you don't care about quality

We've all been there: fire up a clip from YouTube or a movie on Netflix and things start out great....

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08.05.11
Viatag NFC system pays parking lot fees with an RFID tag, saves lives
08.05.11

Viatag NFC system pays parking lot fees with an RFID tag, saves lives

Paying for parking isn't exactly a fun experience, but Germany's Fraunhofer Institute is doing it...

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05.05.11
Ultra-thin handheld microscope could sniff out skin cancer, forged documents
05.05.11

Ultra-thin handheld microscope could sniff out skin cancer, forged documents

It may not look like it, but that sleek black thing pictured above is actually a microscope. Design...

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01.29.11
German researchers prototype 6mm thick pico projector
01.29.11

German researchers prototype 6mm thick pico projector

Pico projectors just keep shrinking, and a new prototype developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for...

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12.22.10
'Trilobite' compound eye puts a Paleozoic spin on mobile camera design
12.22.10

'Trilobite' compound eye puts a Paleozoic spin on mobile camera design

Extinct marine arthropods make for great design references -- just ask Andreas Brückner. The Fr...

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