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This tricorder technology belongs on Star Trek

June 17, 2015 9:04 am | by Sagar Jethani, Head of Content, element14 | Blogs | Comments

element14’s Sci Fi Your Pi design challenges is well on its way as 25 individuals leverage the Raspberry Pi to recreate the devices used by their favorite science fiction characters...

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The Black Swans of technology – Is it the end for the Green Board?

June 17, 2015 8:53 am | by Phil Gilchrist General Manager of Optics and CTO of Data and Devices at TE Connectivity | Blogs | Comments

What makes this a wonderful world is the unpredictability of the way things evolve. I was reminded of this a couple of months ago when I discovered that Glasgow (Scotland) was now in the business of...

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What is the next big thing in LEDs?

June 16, 2015 4:45 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

There are a numerous dynamics that we expect to have huge influence on the electronics industry this year allowing marked improvements in energy efficiency, with LED lighting being just one of these...

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The policies behind conflict materials

June 16, 2015 4:35 pm | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

Since the end of World War II, the commercial sector of the electronics industry has operated with comparatively little influence due to geopolitical conflicts...

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Challenges and solutions for thermocouple signal conditioning

June 16, 2015 4:25 pm | by John Austin, Product Marketing Manager, Analog and Interface Products Division, Microchip Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

The thermocouple is one of the oldest and most widely used components for measuring temperature...

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Designer electronics out of the printer

June 16, 2015 1:36 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

They are thin, light-weight, flexible and can be produced cost- and energy-efficiently: printed microelectronic components made of synthetics. Flexible displays and touch screens, glowing films, RFID tags and solar cells represent a future market...

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NASA signs agreements to advance agency's journey to Mars

June 16, 2015 1:29 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with two European partners to advance Mars exploration and our journey to the Red Planet during meetings Tuesday at the Paris Air Show...

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Integrated laser diode driver for digital control with a microcontroller

June 16, 2015 1:24 pm | by iC-Haus Gmb | Product Releases | Comments

The new laser diode driver iC-HTP permits microcontroller-based driving of laser diodes with common cathodes or P-type laser diodes in CW mode (Continuous Wave)...

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Can personal devices interfere with hospital care?

June 16, 2015 1:14 pm | by Concordia University | News | Comments

Thousands of patients die each year in hospitals across North America due to medical errors that could be prevented were doctors and nurses provided with instant access to patient records via wireless technology...

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Einstein saves the quantum cat

June 16, 2015 12:28 pm | by University of Vienna | News | Comments

In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gravity. He explained gravity as the manifestation of the curvature of space and time...

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Renewable energy from evaporating water

June 16, 2015 12:18 pm | by Columbia University | News | Comments

An immensely powerful yet invisible force pulls water from the earth to the top of the tallest redwood and delivers snow to the tops of the Himalayas. Yet despite the power of evaporating water, its potential to propel self-sufficient devices or produce electricity has remained largely untapped -- until now...

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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites

June 16, 2015 11:48 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet...

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Unmanned aircraft test flights to detect mock pipeline hazards

June 16, 2015 11:44 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Unmanned aircraft researchers compared with a Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership during Virginia Tech tested new sensor record designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along appetite tube routes...

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High-voltage thin film flat chip resistors enable precise voltage measurement

June 16, 2015 11:25 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-voltage thin film flat chip resistors that is the industry's first to combine precision properties...

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