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The welding system of the future is self-learning

March 20, 2015 2:43 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The system is self-adjusting, flexible, and adaptable....

First proof of isolated attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge

March 20, 2015 2:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In a recent study, "Spatiotemporal isolation of attosecond pulses in the soft X-ray water window " published in Nature Communications by the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics Group, led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Jens Biegert, the generation of isolated attosecond pulses ...

New approach uses 'twisted light' to increase efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 20, 2015 2:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using "twisted light." This remarkable achievement is possible because the researchers used the orbital angular momentum of the photons ...

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Streaming TV services: What you get, what it costs

March 20, 2015 2:27 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony jumped into the pay-television business Wednesday with an online package of more than 50 channels starting at $50 a month. It's the most complete of the Internet-only offerings, but also the most expensive. In the works for more than a year, the PlayStation Vue service could drive more people ...

Can't remember your password? Here are 2 new ways to log in

March 20, 2015 2:23 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked....

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Physicist seeks answers on supermassive black holes with the next-gen X-ray telescope

March 20, 2015 1:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Waterloo Professor Brian McNamara along with two Canadian astronomers will be part of the science working group directing ASTRO-H, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA's) newest flagship x-ray astronomy observatory....

Three key markets for smart surfaces

March 20, 2015 12:36 pm | by NanoMarkets | Blogs | Comments

NanoMarkets believes an emerging opportunity for advanced materials, sensors firms and others is presented by so-called smart surfaces. Smart surfaces are most broadly defined as any material surfaces that re-arrange their morphology or composition ...

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Enhanced LED lamps feature nearly double the intensity

March 20, 2015 12:33 pm | by DELO Industrial Adhesives | Product Releases | Comments

DELO has nearly doubled the intensity of its 400 nm LED area lamps. The DELOLUX 20 and DELOLUX 202 can now reach an intensity up to 600 mW/cm². With the increased intensity, the 400 nm area lamps allow for much faster curing of many different adhesives. The higher intensity also allows for easier bonding ...

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Software library optimized for smartphone and wearable applications

March 20, 2015 12:31 pm | by QuickLogic Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation announced the addition of several new algorithms to its SenseMe Sensor Algorithm Library. When coupled with QuickLogic’s sensor hub silicon platforms and reference designs, the SenseMe algorithms enable designers of smartphone and wearable devices to expand ...

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Metering dispense system engineered for automated applications

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by Graco Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD) announces that it offers a Precision Continuous Flow (PCF) metering dispense system for critical applications of single component sealant and adhesive materials. Engineered for automated applications, the Graco PCF metering system offers a reduced total cost ...

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Photos of the Day: Test flights for Mars landing tech

March 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been developing cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars — or any other planetary body — with more precision than ever before....

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BGA socket designed for 1mm pitch, 2577 pin BGA ICs

March 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch, 2577 pin BGA ICs. The SG-BGA-6422 socket is designed for IC size - 52.5x52.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate ...

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The industry’s first fully encapsulated 50A digital power module

March 20, 2015 12:28 pm | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the industry’s first 50A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module. The ISL8272M is a complete step-down power supply that delivers up to 50A of output current from industry standard 12V or 5V input power rails, and four modules can be combined....

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80W S-band amplifier supports short and long pulse radar

March 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 80W Psat power from 3.1 to 3.6GHz. Designed for S-band radar applications, the TGA2814-CP is a flanged, surface mount amplifier with a pure copper base providing superior thermal management. Power gain for the Qorvo TGA2814-CP is rated at 23dB....

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Texas Instruments funds statue of female engineer on Illinois' campus

March 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

At a dedication this week for two spaces named for Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, Steve Lyle remarked on the company's next step in supporting engineering students at Illinois: funding for a statue depicting a female ...

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