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Cooling massive objects to the quantum ground state

April 1, 2015 5:26 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Cooling of macroscopic and mesoscopic objects to the quantum ground states are of great interests not only for fundamental study of quantum theory but also for the broad applications in quantum information processing and high-precision metrology. However, the cooling limit ...

Quantum teleportation on a chip

April 1, 2015 4:25 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories.

Where no smartphone has gone before

April 1, 2015 4:14 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet tasks, scientific ...

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Engineering Update #104: Amazon drones leaving America

April 1, 2015 4:09 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

With the ink still drying on the FAAs newest drone regulations, which include requiring the pilots to be licensed and the drones to always be in line sight of the pilot and a spotter, Amazon has taken off for the Great White North. And they’re taking their drones with them....

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Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

April 1, 2015 3:36 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Using quantum chemical calculations, they were successful in interpreting the data and obtaining a detailed picture of the intermediates and reaction kinetics. The work, which has now been published in Nature, could prove helpful in developing ...

Torque insert features an overall “single-fin” profile

April 1, 2015 3:33 pm | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new “TI-C5M” torque insert from Reell Precision Manufacturing introduces ideal position-control technology for a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including tablet and laptop stands and holders, device protective covers, and many other end-uses requiring precise and reliable torque performance over time. The compact TI-C5M insert (5mm-wide housing and total weight of 2.27g /...

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PZT materials ideal for consumer and high volume electronics

April 1, 2015 2:39 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials (Morgan) announces the availability of PZT (lead zirconate titanate) components, and assemblies at its Bedford, Ohio facility. Also offered are advanced PZT dicing, cutting, and grinding capabilities. The materials are ideal for use in consumer and high volume electronics....

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Springing ahead of nature: Device increases walking efficiency

April 1, 2015 2:10 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

It's taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better 'gas mileage' using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their ankles. The device puts an extra spring ...

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Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest

April 1, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a human hair. By bringing this essential technology down to an entirely new scale, a team ...

3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

April 1, 2015 2:02 pm | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little girl learned she could design her own, strap it on easily and then jump on her bike and pedal away at speeds previously only imagined.

Conductive foam gaskets have X, Y, & Z axis conductivity

April 1, 2015 1:15 pm | by Tech-Etch Inc. | Tech-Etch Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available as standard gaskets, custom designs or sheet stock, durable 2700 Series Conductive Foam has X, Y, and Z axis conductivity for maximum EMI shielding attenuation. The material is ideal for computer, router and telecom I/O shielding. It is offered with or without pressure sensitive conductive adhesive covering ...

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Screaming Circuits introduces new Cordwood assembly service!

April 1, 2015 12:56 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

Tired of all those small parts? Can't figure out how to route traces to all 1,900 balls on that hot new FPGA? If 0201 passives have you running scared and the possibility of 01005 parts coming soon has you on...

Marine Corps’ robotic war balls could aid amphibious landings

April 1, 2015 12:19 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Since 1775, the United States Marines Corps has been the foremost authority on amphibious warfare, and they’ve perfected the art of establishing beachheads on hostile shores. An amphibious drone from Guardbot Inc. could aid these complex military maneuvers....

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20 V n-channel MOSFET features industry's lowest on-resistance

April 1, 2015 11:52 am | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new TrenchFET 20 V n-channel MOSFET designed to save space, decrease power consumption, and extend battery usage in wearable devices, smartphones, tablets, and solid-state drives. Offered in a chipscale MICRO FOOT package with an ultra-low 0.54 mm maximum height ...

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This drone can do your taxes for you

April 1, 2015 10:31 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

Tax preparation might seem like an odd task for a 5,000 lb soulless automaton, but then, the Taxbot is a joint venture of the IRS....

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