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Researchers develop acoustically driven controls for smartphones

April 20, 2015 12:11 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

As people find ever more inventive uses for smartphones, touchscreens sometimes fall short as control surfaces. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have developed an inexpensive alternative - a toolbox of physical knobs, sliders and other mechanisms ...

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Quantum model reveals surface structure of water

April 20, 2015 12:08 pm | by National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute in collaboration with IBM and the University of Edinburgh, has used a new quantum model to reveal the molecular structure of water's liquid surface. The liquid-vapour interface of water ...

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on

April 20, 2015 12:05 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit....

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3-D shape database improves fit of clothing, equipment

April 20, 2015 12:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and contour data to improve the fit of clothing and equipment for warfighters.

Stanford, Harvard researchers to share $500K medical prize

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month, officials at a New York hospital said Monday. The $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research ...

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Astronomers probe inner region of young star and its planets

April 20, 2015 11:06 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

Astronomers have probed deeper than before into a planetary system 130 light-years from Earth. The observations mark the first results of a new exoplanet survey called LEECH (LBT Exozodi Exoplanet Common Hunt), and are published today in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics....

Pump system features a maximum of 10 channels

April 20, 2015 10:20 am | by 2E Syscom | Product Releases | Comments

DNE microtechnology and 2E mechatronic have developed a new pump system for conveying a wide variety of fluids. It combines all the benefits of different pumps, such as diaphragm, piston injection and peristaltic pumps. The aim was to develop a reliable pump with an exchangeable fluid impelling part which, due to its modular construction, is capable of conveying a variety of fluids in parallel....

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NTC thermistor dies support gold wire bonding and conductive adhesive gluing

April 20, 2015 10:20 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced two new leadless NTC thermistor dies — contacted on the top and bottom — that provide designers with the same mounting options as IGBT semiconductors. Featuring gold metallization, the Vishay BC components NTCC300E4 supports gold wire bonding and ...

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Indicators ideal for material handling applications

April 20, 2015 10:19 am | by Apem Components, Inc. | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. announces its new Q series indicators, ideal for material handling applications, and the perfect choice for any panel mount configuration, including industrial control panels, automation and medical equipment, vehicles, and marine instrument panels. Offered in red, green, yellow, blue and white, the Q series ...

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VCO achieves a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V

April 20, 2015 10:18 am | by Crystek Crystal | Crystek Crystal | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3000-3000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is +7.0 dBm typ. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CC-3000-3000 ...

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A common nerve protein elevated in aggressive neuroblastomas

April 20, 2015 10:03 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

A protein produced by nerve cells appears to be elevated in the blood of those with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma. The finding, presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, could potentially lead to a prognostic test for ...

Cable gland allows for the pressure compensation within an enclosure

April 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Stego, Inc. | Stego, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Ventilation Cable Gland DAK 284 combines two different product features in one piece. On one hand it is an ordinary cable gland used to lead cables and wires into cabinets and enclosures. On the other hand this device allows for the pressure compensation within an enclosure, as known by the STEGO products DA 084 and DA 284.

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Researchers establish theoretical framework for graphene physics

April 20, 2015 9:52 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Since the discovery of graphene about a decade ago, scientists have been studying ways to engineer electronic band gaps in the material to produce semiconductors which can create new electronic devices. A team of researchers from Yale-NUS College, the ...

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Disney Research enables dialogue replacement for automated video redubbing

April 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

A badly dubbed foreign film makes a viewer yearn for subtitles; even subtle discrepancies between words spoken and facial motion are easy to detect. That's less likely with a method developed by Disney Research that analyzes an actor's ...

Automotive RF switch includes a frequency range between 100 MHz and 6 GHz

April 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The PE423422 is a single-pole double throw (SPDT) RF switch that accommodates a frequency range between 100 MHz and 6 GHz with a high linearity of 73.5 dBm IIP3. Designed for automotive applications, it delivers high isolation, low insertion loss and excellent ESD ratings. It has a high isolation of 44 dB @ 1 GHz, 29 dB @ 3 GHz ...

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