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Quantum manipulation: Filling the gap between quantum and classical world

April 14, 2014 3:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Quantum superposition is a fundamental and also intriguing property of the quantum world. Because of superposition, a quantum system can be in two different states simultaneously, like a cat that can be both "dead" and "alive" at the same time....

Better climate predictions within grasp

April 14, 2014 2:59 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A proposed satellite mission - that will improve our understanding of the consequences of climate change and could save the global economy up to $30 trillion - has received funding to develop a more detailed design of the technology and identify partners....

Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology

April 14, 2014 2:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development. The technique, which combines the power of atomic force...

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Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells

April 14, 2014 2:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy....

Driven to high-energy excellence

April 14, 2014 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Listening to Connor Richards, one might easily mistake him for a graduate student. His grasp on high energy physics is solid, his explanations of abstruse concepts in particle physics both clear and complete. But Richards is a second-year undergraduate student....

SpaceX's Dragon headed to space station to create astronaut farmers

April 14, 2014 2:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

"Enter the Dragon" takes on a whole new meaning this month as SpaceX's Dragon capsule heads to the International Space Station for its third commercial resupply mission on April 14. During the SpaceX-3 mission, the Dragon capsule not only will deliver cargo

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High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm | by FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago....

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday....

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50-Ohm 20-dB gain block delivers 46 dBm OIP3 and 2.6 dB NF with bandwidth from 20 MHz to 2 GHz

April 14, 2014 12:36 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) announced the LTC6431-20, a 20-MHz to 2-GHz single-ended input and output fixed gain amplifier offering a 46.2 dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.6 dB noise figure. Its OP1dB (Output 1dB Compression Point) is

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Surge protective device protects from currents in excess of 10,000 amperes on an 8/20 µS waveform

April 14, 2014 11:55 am | Bourns, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns (Riverside, CA) announced it has added a new surge protective device (SPD) for signal and data line applications to its industry-leading portfolio. Designated Bourns Model 1840, the new device is a heavy-duty, MSP Multi-Stage Protector....

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Global perspectives on a comet

April 14, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College today. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, Astronomy magazine and Discover...

How to avoid conducted EMI problems – Part I

April 14, 2014 10:14 am | by Brian King, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Most conducted EMI problems are due to common mode noise.  Furthermore, most common-mode noise issues are caused by parasitic capacitances in the power supply. For Part I of this discussion, let’s focus on what happens when the parasitic capacitance couples directly to the input wires to the power supply.

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Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

April 14, 2014 8:10 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

"Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and...

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Photos of the Day: The Navy's electromagnetic railguns

April 14, 2014 8:08 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Navy announced plans to install and test an electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high-space vessel by fiscal year 2016. Using an electromagnetic force known as the Lorentz Force, the railgun rapidly accelerates and launches a 7 pound projectile at hypersonic speeds up to 2.4 kilometers per second....

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Simplifying M2M data networking

April 14, 2014 7:54 am | by Bill Conley, B&B Electronics | Blogs | Comments

There is currently no universal standard for cellular network certification and provisioning in North America. Instead, the North American cellular carriers and standards bodies like CTIA/PTCRB force mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and M2M device manufacturers to navigate a labyrinth of different certification processes....

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