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Reference design board measures current to an accuracy of ±1%

April 23, 2014 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has introduced a reference design board which measures current to an accuracy of ±1% by monitoring the voltage drop across a copper track on a PCB. The development of the new technique, which uses the ams AS8510 data-acquisition front end....

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RF signal generator series offers standard AM/FM/Phase modulation

April 23, 2014 10:29 am | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company (Fairport, NY) has introduced a high-performance RF signal source family, the DSG3000 3GHz/6GHz series, offering standard AM/FM/Phase modulation, as well as options for I/Q modulation and I/Q baseband output. The DSG3000 Series generates waveforms with high signal purity....

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Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light

April 23, 2014 10:05 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Last month, scientists announced the first hard evidence for cosmic inflation, the process by which the infant universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant. This almost unimaginably fast expansion was first theorized more than three decades ago, yet only now has "smoking gun" proof emerged....

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Liquid spacetime

April 23, 2014 10:01 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

What if spacetime were a kind of fluid? This is the question tackled by theoretical physicists working on quantum gravity by creating models attempting to reconcile gravity and quantum mechanics. Some of these models predict that spacetime at the Planck scale (10-33cm) is no longer continuous....

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Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

April 23, 2014 9:57 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks. A report from Verizon found that Internet attacks...

UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

April 23, 2014 9:54 am | News | Comments

A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high. Paris-based UNESCO says 774 million people worldwide cannot read, and most people in sub-Saharan Africa don't own any books....

Irrational fears

April 23, 2014 2:12 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

We should think sensibly about nuclear energy’s risks.climate scientists have consistently demonstrated how important it will be to drastically reduce human-­generated carbon emissions. Yet almost no progress has been made. Hydroelectric power is reliable and cheap, but there aren’t enough suitable...

Perspective on 10 breakthrough technologies

April 23, 2014 2:12 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

In this issue of the magazine, Brian Bergstein, MIT Technology Review’s deputy editor, interviewed Sarah Lewis, a curator, about the “accomplishments that come from seemingly improbable circumstances and the connections between art and science” (see “Q&A: Sarah Lewis”). Asked about Samuel...

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Diamond teleporters herald new era of quantum routing

April 22, 2014 5:12 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The ability to teleport quantum information between diamond crystals that can also store it is a small but important step toward a quantum Internet.The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the...

Robotic mouse could help solve cat obesity problem

April 22, 2014 4:15 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Dave Cohen, a University of Illinois PhD student in the department of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), is leading a group that has built the initial prototype for Mousr, a robotic pet for your cat that can sense the movements of your cat and react the way...

RNA shows potential as boiling-resistant anionic polymer material for nanoarchitectures

April 22, 2014 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of nanotechnology researchers at the University of Kentucky has discovered new methods to build heat resistant nanostructures and arrays using RNA. The research, led by Peixuan Guo, professor and William Farish Endowed Chair in Nanobiotechnology at the UK College of Pharmacy and Markey Cancer Center...

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

April 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost. The device, described in the Journal of Applied Physics...

NREL unlocking secrets of new solar material

April 22, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before—and it is generating optimism that a less expensive way of using sunlight to generate electricity may be in our planet's future....

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Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created in Japan

April 22, 2014 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a device, from 140 to 220 nanometers. This is within the range of vacuum-UV light -- so named because while light of that energy can propagate in a vacuum....

Mysteries of a nearby planetary system's dynamics now are solved

April 22, 2014 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014. The study, which presents the first viable model for the planetary system...

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