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IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

IoT Skill Set Leads with Communication, Not Tech

Research Communication is far and away the most relevant job skill for engineers to have for success with the Internet of Things. The ability to explain ideas and concepts "clearly and effectively" beat out "knowledge" about IoT (59 percent compared to 20 percent), collaboration skills (14 percent) and "persistence" and "associative thinking" (both at 3 percent), in a survey of …

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New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

New Research Provides Clearest Evidence Yet of Majorana Particle

The Majorana particles result in transport channels (shown in red, pink, blue and yellow) in the electronic device, which is made up of a superconductor (blue bar) and a magnetic topological insulator (gray strip). New research from UCLA provides the clearest evidence yet of the long-sought Majorana particle and could provide the vehicle for carrying ‘qubits’ of data in quantum …

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Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

Ancient Volcanoes on Mars Could Have Been the Place for Life

For decades, Mars has been the focal point of intense research. Beginning in the 1960s, literally dozens of robotic spacecraft, orbiters and rovers have explored Mars’ atmosphere and surface, looking for clues to the planet’s past. From this, scientists now know that billions of years ago, Mars was a warmer, wetter place. Not only did liquid water exist on its …

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Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Good News for Future Moon Bases. There’s Water Inside the Moon

Since the Apollo program wrapped up in the early 1970s, people all around the world have dreamed of the day when we might return to the Moon, and stay there. And in recent years, however, that actual proposals for a lunar settlement have begun to take shape. As a result, a great deal of attention and research has been focused …

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Where is IoT headed?

Where is IoT headed?

Credit: Thinkstock A recent survey of IEEE engineers reveals some interesting insights into the Internet of Things (IoT)—both challenges and expectations. Commissioned by Northeastern University Silicon Valley, the survey asked the engineers to answer nine questions about IoT development and deployment. Some of the answers might surprise you. While still in its infancy, the IoT is poised to change our …

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Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow comes to Athens

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia serves as a great spot for those looking for an afternoon walk, a trail to run on, or great vantage points for pictures. Shot in Athens, Georgia on July 29, 2016. (Photo/Henry Taylor: Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and State Representative Spencer Frye will be hosting Athens Sustainability Summit and Clean Energy Roadshow at …

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Dutch city of Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning

Dutch city of Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning

IoT gateways have been used as part of a smart city research project in the Dutch municipality of Dordrecht. Sensors were introduced to monitor pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, with a view to gathering data and establishing patterns in the flow of commuters. A recent United Nations report predicts that the percentage of world’s population living in urban areas will rise …

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Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics

(Left) Broken-out sectional view of the energy-harvesting bracelet, in which magnets moving through copper coils generate a voltage. (Right) Photo of the bracelet. Credit: Wu et al. ©2017 American Institute of Physics The researchers, Zhiyi Wu and coauthors at Chongqing University of Technology and the China Academy of Engineering Physics in Sichuan, have published a paper on the energy-harvesting bracelet …

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NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

NEOWISE Reveals Size Distributions of Comet Populations

This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA’s WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Using NEOWISE data from the four-band and three-band cryogenic phases of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, astronomers reveal that large, …

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Cassini Continues to Reveal Surprises During Its Grand Finale

Cassini Continues to Reveal Surprises During Its Grand Finale

This mosaic combines views captured by Cassini as it made the first dive of the mission’s Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University The Cassini Spacecraft continues to make its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, revealing surprising details about the planet. Scientists are …

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