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Looking for wireless? Try a local farm

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 10, 2010) — Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies -- places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people.

But increasingly "wireless" is showing up on the farm to help produce better crops, net more money for growers and land a superior product in stores for consumers, according to experts.

Wireless agriculture is yielding benefits in rice and...

TechAndComputer (Nov. 10, 2010) — Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies -- places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people.

But increasingly "wireless" is showing up on the farm to help produce better crops...

Broadband coming wirelessly to Australia's bush

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 3, 2010) — A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to people living beyond the optical fibre network, is being unveiled in Sydney.

The first half of CSIRO's Ngara technolgy will enable multiple users to upload information at the same time, without reducing their individual systems' data transfer rate of 12 Mbps.

"Someone who doesn't live near the fibre network could get to it using our...

TechAndComputer (Nov. 3, 2010) — A major...

Lastest graphene research could lead to improvements in bluetooth headsets and other devices

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 18, 2010) — Researchers at the UC Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have built and successfully tested an amplifier made from graphene that could lead to more efficient circuits in electronic chips, such as those used in Bluetooth headsets and toll collection devices in cars.

Graphene, a single-atom thick carbon crystal, was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who won the Nobel Prize in...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 18, 2010) — Researchers...

Monitoring your health with your mobile phone

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 11, 2010) — Imec and Holst Centre, together with TASS software professionals have developed a mobile heart monitoring system that allows to view your electrocardiogram on an Android mobile phone. The innovation is a low-power interface that transmits signals from a wireless ECG (electrocardiogram or heart monitoring)-sensor system to an android mobile phone.

With this interface, imec, Holst Centre and TASS are the first to...

TechAndComputer (Oct. 11, 2010) — Imec...

Health care using telephone and telemonitoring technology benefits heart failure patients

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TechAndComputer (Aug. 7, 2010) — Providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces deaths and hospitalisations and may provide benefits on health care costs and quality of life. These are the conclusions of a new Cochrane Systematic Review by an international team of researchers.

Remote monitoring of patients can reduce pressure on resources,...

TechAndComputer (Aug. 7, 2010) — Providing...