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Measurement of a single nuclear spin in biological samples

May 11, 2015 2:07 pm | by University of Basel | News | Comments

Physicists of the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute were able to show for the first time that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. In Nature Nanotechnology ...

Robot pets to rise in an overpopulated world

May 11, 2015 2:03 pm | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think. His paper in the latest edition of Frontiers in Veterinary Science argues pets will soon ...

NSF funds a unique program to train graduate STEM students

May 11, 2015 1:48 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

A curriculum in density-functional theory (DFT) for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty. DFT is a powerful quantum theory developed by ...

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Computer simulation accurately replicated real-life trauma outcomes

May 11, 2015 1:45 pm | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

A computer simulation, or "in silico" model, of the body's inflammatory response to traumatic injury accurately replicated known individual outcomes and predicted population results counter to expectations, according to a study recently published in ...

UNH scientists show 'breaking waves' perturb Earth's magnetic field

May 11, 2015 1:42 pm | by University of New Hampshire | News | Comments

The underlying physical process that creates striking "breaking wave" cloud patterns in our atmosphere also frequently opens the gates to high-energy solar wind plasma that perturbs Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, which protects us from cosmic radiation....

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Smart mirrors boost sales

May 11, 2015 1:39 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how ...

Separating rare earth metals with UV light

May 11, 2015 10:11 am | by KU Leuven | News | Comments

Researchers from the KU Leuven Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements - europium and yttrium - with UV light instead of with traditional solvents. Their findings ...

Electronic security tag for protecting valuable shipments

May 11, 2015 10:07 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

In collaboration with its EU project partners, VTT has developed an electronic security tag, which can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety in the future. By using a security tag equipped with sensors, the sender and the recipient can ensure ...

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Ensuring security in the connected home

May 11, 2015 8:34 am | by Ogi Brkic, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Elliptic Technologies | Articles | Comments

If you recently visited one of the many consumer trade shows, it was hard to miss the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices targeting home automation.

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Designing power management ICs for modern uses

May 8, 2015 3:43 pm | by Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America | Articles | Comments

Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage.

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May 2015: IoT

May 8, 2015 3:39 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

1W DC-DC converters offer a wider temperature range and increased isolation

May 8, 2015 3:30 pm | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced three SIP packaged 1 Watt DC-DC converters with both single and dual output models. Aimed at applications requiring a high performance DC-DC converter, the products feature industry standard pinouts and offer an increased efficiency, higher isolation, and a wider operating temperature range than previous products.

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Glitch-less RF digital step attenuators feature an extended temperature range

May 8, 2015 3:25 pm | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The UltraCMOS PE43711, PE43712 and PE43713 digital step attenuators from Peregrine Semiconductor feature an extended temperature range, a wider power supply, a faster switching speed, broader control logic support, increased ESD tolerance and, as the product name suggests, glitch-less attenuation state transitions.

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Wireless charging transmit coil adheres to the A11 specification

May 8, 2015 3:20 pm | by AK Stamping Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A.K. Stamping Company, Inc. is pleased to announce their new A2311 Transmit Coil designed to work within the A11 specification of the WPC (Qi) standard. A true bifilar Tesla coil design enables these stamped coils to be significantly thinner (0.3mm for coil alone, 2mm for coil mounted to optional ferrite shield) than ...

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Single-channel load switch features 4.5V to 12V input

May 8, 2015 3:20 pm | by Diodes, Inc. | Diodes, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated introduces a single-channel load switch designed to operate from 4.5V up to 12V with a near-zero quiescent supply current that makes it suitable for use in battery-powered netbooks, tablets and e-Readers. The AP22850 can handle power up/down sequencing with load currents up to 8A and adjustable ...

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