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Researchers build tractor beam to move particles using light

November 18, 2014 5:57 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Optical trapping and manipulation of light-absorbing particles. The particle is visible as bright spot localized in the focal area of the singular beam   A research team that includes physicists from Texas A&M University at Qatar has taken the ...

A new acoustic sensor for chemical and biological detection

November 17, 2014 6:52 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically improved by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has the potential to form a new test for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical....

RF power-adjustable radios includes frequencies between 425MHz and 470MHz

November 17, 2014 4:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lemos International/Radiometrix (England), has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow Band FM performance and is available on ...

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GaN driver amplifier offers 2W of output power

November 17, 2014 3:53 pm | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. (San Jose, CA) announces design and sales support for a 5 to 8GHz GaN Driver Amplifier. The TriQuint TGA2599-SM offers 2W of output power with >23dB of small signal gain. It uses a 25V bias and draws only 50mA. Other features ...

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Linear sensor measures the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders

November 17, 2014 3:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) announces the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications. The ME Series is designed ...

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New report on sex and gender differences in adaptation to space flight

November 17, 2014 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

In the future, as space exploration takes astronauts on longer missions and more female astronauts participate, "The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space" will become increasingly critical to astronaut safety and mission success, as explored ...

UT Arlington to lead $1.6 million research project focused on digital learning

November 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Lab at UT Arlington has been chosen to lead a $1.6 million initiative to connect and support researchers across the country as they examine digital learning's effect on higher education today and ...

HotSpot Episode: A digital 6th sense

November 17, 2014 1:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

LTE Direct, Qualcomm’s device-to-device proximal discovery product, will be available commercially in 2016, according to the senior director for Qualcomm Research. The company refers to LTE Direct as a “digital 6th sense.” It essentially turns ...

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Dual-wideband transceiver includes frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz

November 17, 2014 1:13 pm | Vadatech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has announced a dual-wideband transceiver in the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) format. The board has a frequency range of 70 MHz to 6 GHz. The FMC214 utilizes eight SSMC connectors for the input/output. It combines ...

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System-on-chip designed for high-performance smartphones and tablets

November 17, 2014 12:44 pm | Marvell Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Marvell (Santa Clara, CA) announced the octa-core 64-bit 5-mode 4G LTE ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 system-on-chip (SoC) targeted for high-performance smartphones and tablets globally. Marvell’s new 5-mode 4G LTE mobile processor features ...

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Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool

November 17, 2014 12:28 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Physicists have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. "Creating circulating currents of polaritons - vortices - and controlling them has been a long-standing challenge," said leader ...

Readying the neural network

November 17, 2014 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one-to-one relationship to contact one another. Yet more researchers are finding evidence that shows ...

Controlling the movements occurring within magnetic materials

November 17, 2014 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of New York University and University of Barcelona physicists has developed a method to control the movements occurring within magnetic materials, which are used to store and carry information. The breakthrough could simultaneously bolster ...

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Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines

November 17, 2014 12:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices--carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. A team of Carnegie scientists led ...

NTU engineers develop innovative process to print flexible electronic circuits

November 17, 2014 10:56 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such as ...

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