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Type-C controller enables fast time-to-market for OEMs

March 13, 2015 4:45 pm | by Cypress | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. sampled an ultra-small footprint, integrated USB Type-C cable controller solution with power delivery (PD). Optimized for 2.4-mm thin USB Type-C cable connectors, the programmable EZ-PD CCG2 controller is fully capable of supporting any USB Type-C Downstream Facing Port....

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Low noise amplifier offers a noise figure of 2.3dB

March 13, 2015 4:30 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA2618-SM, 16 to 18GHz Low Noise Amplifier from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA2618-SM offers a noise figure of 2.3dB for use in both commercial and military radar as well as satellite communication systems. Capable of operating from a 3V bias with 30mA of quiescent current, P1dB of the TGA2618-SM measures 6dBm. Small signal gain from three...

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Why I dream of working at SpaceX with Elon Musk

March 13, 2015 4:18 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

Meet Ishmeet Grewal, a Junior Computer Science and Engineering Student at The Ohio State University.

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Photos of the Day: Italy's first-built F-35A unveiled

March 13, 2015 2:14 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, advanced mission systems, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and cutting-edge sustainment....

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Harnessing the tides

March 13, 2015 2:04 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta | Articles | Comments

Solar and wind often dominate the alternative energy conversation, but a rarely discussed, though increasingly popular, third option exists in gathering energy from the tides. Among its many attributes, tidal power or marine and hydrokinetic power (MKP) is cyclical....

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New UI for K-Glass 2 works with eye blinking

March 13, 2015 10:30 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smart glasses are wearable computers that will likely lead to the growth of the Internet of Things. Currently available smart glasses, however, reveal a set of problems for commercialization, such as short battery life and low energy efficiency....

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Large gains with new chip design for medical devices

March 13, 2015 10:26 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would drastically ...

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Research at NASA to explore space safety

March 13, 2015 10:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) has signed a five-year, $5 million contract with NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) contractor Jacobs Technology. The new partnership establishes collaborative opportunities for University faculty and students ...

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Mind reading: Spatial patterns of brain activity decode what people taste

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam and the Charité University Hospital in Berlin have revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain. Kathrin Ohla, the lead researcher on the team, said ...

Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate - both sending messages and receiving feedback - with clients and with the general public. Hospitals and other health care organizations use social media for a variety of purposes, but there has been ...

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Frozen highly charged ions for highest precision spectroscopy

March 13, 2015 10:12 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig and the University of Aarhus in Denmark demonstrated for the first time Coulomb crystallization ...

Magnetic brain stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles -- a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety ...

Lawrence Livermore deploys world's highest peak-power laser diode arrays

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the world, representing total peak power of 3.2 megawatts (MW). The diode arrays are a key component ...

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Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. This new material-of-many-colors offers intriguing possibilities....

3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology....

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