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Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

April 28, 2015 | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

In 2013, James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene--highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon ...

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APC awarded UK and Ireland franchise by ProLight Opto

April 28, 2015 12:28 pm | News | Comments

A new distribution franchise has been awarded to UK specialist electronic components distributor, Advanced Power Components (APC); by leading LED manufacturer, ProLight Opto Technology Corporation (ProLight)....

19.5" LCD delivers 4K2K resolution

April 28, 2015 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has introduced a new 19.5” diagonal 4K2K resolution LCD developed by NLT Technologies Ltd. with a proprietary pixel structure that delivers high transmissivity and high-density color display. The new LCD utilizes NLT’s proprietary new Super Fine TFT2 (SFT2) technology, which is ...

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When mediated by superconductivity, light pushes matter million times more

April 28, 2015 10:19 am | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. This was revealed by the joint research done in the Aalto University and the ...

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Heat makes electrons' spin in magnetic superconductors

April 28, 2015 10:13 am | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

Physicists have shown how heat can be exploited for controlling magnetic properties of matter. The finding helps in the development of more efficient mass memories. The result was published yesterday in Physical Review Letters....

Acquisition of the DATEL Business Unit from Murata Power Solutions

April 28, 2015 10:05 am | News | Comments

DATEL management announces the acquisition of the DATEL Business Unit from Murata Power Solutions.  The business will operate as DATEL Incorporated, an employee-owned, US based corporation.​ The entire management team as well ...

A new constitutive model for the thermo-elasto-plasticity deformation of crystals

April 28, 2015 9:50 am | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Researchers have proposed a new thermo-elasto-plasticity constitutive model based on the interatomic potential and solid mechanics for metal crystals. Through this new model, the material behavior at different temperatures could be ...

Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the ...

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Wireless Minute: NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

April 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

Whenever I'm cooking, it's always difficult to actually prepare the meal, hold seven hundred things in your hand, and then flip the page on the recipe book to see what the next step is. The NailO wants to help. A team at the MIT Media Lab is ...

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Linear position sensors designed for metrology and dimensional gauging

April 28, 2015 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

H G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce it has released a line of spring-extend AC-LVDT based dimensional gauging probes (aka pencil probes) for QC metrology, X-Y tables, and automotive/medical/aerospace test stands. These dimensional gauging probes are regularly used with ...

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Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

April 28, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

Motion-sensing gloves teach proper technique to wheelchair users

April 28, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman.   As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as...

What Does IoT + Big Data Mean to You?

April 27, 2015 4:38 pm | by David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow in the Business Intelligence and Analysis Program at Stevens Institute of Technology and co-leader of the IEEE Big Data Initiative | Blogs | Comments

As you think these through, I have a piece of advice. Think very broadly about the data that you have or might generate. There is a wealth of open source data available from the government and many other sources.

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New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations

April 27, 2015 2:22 pm | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, and some ...

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Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

April 27, 2015 2:18 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over ...

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 27, 2015 2:03 pm | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | News | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

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