Tech Insights
Feb. 26, 2014

Researchers create powerful muscles from fishing line, thread
University of Texas at Dallas
An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.More

Tech Wildcatters announces startups in accelerator program's 6th class
Dallas Business Journal
Tech Wildcatters has named the 14 companies that were selected for the sixth class of its accelerator program. This year, the acceptance rate was about 4 percent, and five of the selected companies are based out of the country.More

6 skills CEOs prize in CIOs
Information Week
You want to be a CIO? The road to the top isn't about what you want. It's about fulfilling the expectations of your boss and peers. Jonathan Feldman, chief information officer for the city of Asheville, N.C., gets this question all the time: What should I focus on if I want to be a CIO someday? The answer is complicated and doesn't always please the person who asked.More

Big data hiring: 5 facts from the field
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs. IT recruiting always has to have a bright, young, new thing. The data science role has been hogging the spotlight for months now, with recruiters citing strong demand and CIOs griping about where to find big data pros. One key question: Should you be hiring from the small pool of outside experts, or training up existing staff from the inside? More

Samsung creates medical test bed to prove Internet of Things is worth the effort
Samsung has smartphones and smart watches and will soon smart sensors for the medical research field. The partnership between Samsung and the University of California, San Francisco sets out with a single goal: to develop a test bed for medical sensors in efforts to validate the worth of emerging machine-to-machine technologies, otherwise known as the Internet of Things.More

A new perspective on the Internet of Things
How many sensors are required to power the Internet of Things? According to Davor Sutija, chief executive officer at Thinfilm, about a trillion sensors are required to power the billion connected devices expected to power the Internet of Things. To meet demand for the sensors, the Norway-based maker of organic semiconductors and printed electronics has developed an alternate approach to the Internet of Things.More

Tech Wildcatters announces startups in accelerator program's 6th class
Dallas Business Journal
Tech Wildcatters has named the 14 companies that were selected for the sixth class of its accelerator program. More

Beyond the Internet of Things: The amazing tech that's coming next
Texas Instruments' reps comment about the Internet of Things where we can equip these trillions of networked nodes with different components to create new types of matter that we can manipulate with instructions from computers.More

Texas surpasses California as top tech exporter
The Dallas Morning News
Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says. Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012.More

Using STEM at the preschool level as a springboard to success
The Republican
As Massachusetts moves confidently into the 21st century, the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics have become undeniably crucial in ensuring its citizens secure viable jobs and careers. What is irrefutable, and of true benefit to Massachusetts, is that our future scientists and engineers begin as young children with innate senses of curiosity and exploration. More

Newest trends in mobile technology unveiled at global trade show
CBS News
Sony unveiled a new waterproof phone that can take ultra-high-definition video. Nokia introduced three Android smartphones aimed at emerging markets. And Lenovo announced one with an all-glass exterior.More

3-D technology may someday print up new livers
Three-dimensional printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for the space station may one day produce human organs at a hospital near you. More

How successful people stay calm
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and they found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. More