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Remote sensing is helping a new radiotherapy treatment combat prostate cancer. The therapy works by using three tiny transmitters, the size of a rice grain, implanted in the tumor, which give off a constant stream of signals that are picked up by a receiver in X-ray equipment.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Remote-sensing-to-kill-prostate-cancer/articleshow/6814527.cms

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Recent developments of sensors, data recorders, and communication networks allow the unprecedented measurements of physiological and sociological data for use in geriatrics care.

http://www.cardiovascularbusiness.com/index.php?option=com_articles&view=article&id=24722&division=cvb&division=cvb

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Until recently motion sensors have been used mainly in automotive and specialized industrial applications. However, the market for motion sensors has grown to include a much broader set of applications including sporting equipment, home appliances, industrial solutions, security monitoring systems, medical rehabilitation and clinical devices.

http://www.digitimes.com/supply_chain_window/story.asp?datepublish=2010/10/14&pages=PR&seq=201

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In the recent report titled, Machine to Machine Services Market: Competition Heats Up, AT&T’s M2M services received a top ranking. The report highlighted AT&T’s strength in M2M implementation strategy and mobility services organization, and commended the communication company for its flexible plans, real-time diagnostics, and M2M customer support.

http://m2m.tmcnet.com/topics/m2mevolution/articles/113402-atts-m2m-services-portfolio-most-comprehensive.htm

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Global revenue from sales of Wireless Wide Area Networking modules for M2M systems are set to rise nearly sevenfold from 2010 to 2014, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp.

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/46222.php

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Taking its roots from industrial M2M systems, the consumer “Internet of Things” market is set to grow to almost 16 billion connectable devices worldwide by 2020.

http://www.controldesign.com/industrynews/2010/053.html

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For years Sprint’s Advanced Technology Laboratories have been off limits to the general public. Last week, however, Sprint provided unprecedented access to their research and development complex, as they unveiled their new M2M Collaboration Center.

http://www.phonenews.com/photos-inside-sprint-atl-m2m-communication-center-13388/

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The Symbian Foundation has announced a new SYMBEOSE project (Symbian – the Embedded Operating System for Europe), SYMBEOSE is the result of a 22 million Euro European investment and intends to put the platform onto embedded devices, internet-connected gadgets and cloud-computing tech.

http://www.slashgear.com/symbian-spawns-symbeose-embedded-os-project-for-cloud-computing-more-02111791/

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Inspired by Redbox, the Chicago Public Library is contemplating the installation of vending machines at Chicago Transit Authority stations. These machines would allow library card holders to check out books and DVDs on the go.

http://www.examiner.com/libraries-in-chicago/chicago-public-libraries-may-borrow-redbox-model

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The Wi-Fi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced an agreement to collaborate on applications that allow smart energy grids to interoperate with “connected” homes.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194461/Wi_Fi_HomePlug_groups_to_collaborate_on_smart_grid_home_energy_apps
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The super grid, the theme of VentureBeat’s next GreenBeat conference, involves a bewildering array of technologies and companies from industry behemoths like GE and Cisco to disruptive young startups. Together, they’re taking existing efforts to build a smart power grid to the next level.

http://venturebeat.com/2010/10/30/super-grid-the-specialists/

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Most of the time a trend or two should suffice, but when there are ten trends on the same subject, in this case the smart grid, maybe it’s something more or less than a trend, maybe just an interesting list of things to consider. A Pike Research report on the smart grid posits “Ten Trends to Watch in 2011 and Beyond.”

http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/11/02/getting-trendy-about-smart-grid/

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