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Millimeter-wave right-angle RF adapters available up to 50 GHz

September 12, 2014 9:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave Inc. (Allen, TX) releases an expanded family of high-frequency right-angle adapters, widely used in the military and commercial sectors for communications and cellular applications. Right-angle adapters are ...

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Cutting the cord on soft robots

September 12, 2014 9:25 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When it comes to the development of soft robots, researchers have finally managed to cut the cord. Engineers at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed the world's....

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NASA research helps unravel mysteries of the Venusian atmosphere

September 12, 2014 9:08 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere. The observations point to a more complicated....

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SF funds new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles

September 12, 2014 9:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation....

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Optimizing engineering change control

September 12, 2014 8:54 am | by Ron Rapczynski, Quality Control, NK Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Managing changes to products and/or processes has been, and will always continue to be, a challenge for companies. There are many reasons for this. In order to fully and effectively implement a change often involves the coordination....

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IoT, robotic manufacturing, & the end of the world

September 12, 2014 8:48 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence....

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Replacing silicon electronics with nanomaterials

September 12, 2014 8:32 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Aaron Franklin has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Leaving IBM’s research enterprise for a professorship ...

Why I'll be buying an Apple Watch

September 12, 2014 8:13 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Technologically-advanced watches are a hard sell on a few levels. They’re generally poorly designed aesthetically and functionally, they’re way too expensive, they don’t look good on the wrist, and they don’t really do anything. I was all prepared to hate the Apple watch....

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LED low bay light produces up to 3200 lumens

September 11, 2014 4:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GlacialLight, the lighting division of GlacialTech Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan), introduces the newest model in its Arcturus Bay Light series. The GL-BL30 is a durable LED low bay light that uses 30W of electricity to produce up to 3200 lumens....

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Image sensor targeted at industrial imaging applications

September 11, 2014 4:41 pm | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) is expanding its portfolio of high-performance CCD image sensors with its latest device targeted to industrial imaging applications. The new 8.6 megapixel, APS-H optical format KAI-08670 Image Sensor ...

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UT Arlington research uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources

September 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to −228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The process involves passing electrons....

New study examines impact of violent media on the brain

September 11, 2014 4:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the longstanding debate over whether violent movies cause real world violence as a backstop, a study published today in PLOS One found that each person's reaction to violent images depends on that individual's brain circuitry, and on how ...

Excitonic dark states shed light on TMDC atomic layers

September 11, 2014 4:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that hold ...

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The quantum revolution is a step closer

September 11, 2014 4:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally tested for ...

The sound of an atom has been captured

September 11, 2014 4:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are first to show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light. The results ...

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