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Murata completes acquisition of Peregrine Semiconductor

December 15, 2014 9:22 am | Comments

Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced that Murata has ...

Air-bursting grenade to begin evaluation this summer

December 15, 2014 8:44 am | by C. Todd Lopez | Comments

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round — a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers — will undergo evaluation in July 2015. The SAGM round has been under development by the Joint Service Small ...

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Researchers to study social media use during crises

December 12, 2014 7:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part ...

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New technology tracks carcinogens as they move through the body

December 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and ...

A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials

December 11, 2014 11:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The use of nanomaterials can yield new or significantly improved product features. Industry would like to use the specific properties of nanomaterials for competitive products, but also avoid risks to humans and the environment. Many questions on the ...

Robotic surgery leads to organ preservation for kidney cancer patients

December 11, 2014 11:52 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy -- the recommended treatment for localized tumors -- when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study. Researchers from ...

Air Force research office funds Virginia Tech materials studies

December 11, 2014 11:48 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Giti Khodaparast, an associate professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been awarded $1,199,998 over three years by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe "Nonlinear and Terahertz Studies of ...

Stacking two-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices

December 11, 2014 11:45 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials ...

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Researchers detect possible signal from dark matter

December 11, 2014 11:10 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Could there finally be tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter in the Universe? After sifting through reams of X-ray data, scientists in EPFL's Laboratory of Particle Physics and Cosmology (LPPC) and Leiden University believe they could have ...

Unleash your inner scientist: A formula for success

December 11, 2014 11:05 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

For his first two books, Chad Orzel turned to Emmy, his trusty German shepherd mix, to help explain complex scientific issues. The results, How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, proved to be a clever and ...

Gangnam becomes hot spot for Korean startups

December 11, 2014 10:56 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The uber-trendy Seoul neighborhood made famous by the "Gangnam Style" K-pop hit is known for status-conscious people, plastic surgery clinics and Ivy League prep schools. Now it's making a name as a bustling center for tech startups. Many ...

Gift Guide: Small, smart stocking techie stuffers

December 11, 2014 10:53 am | by RON HARRIS Associated Press | Comments

If you were naughty this year, you might end up with something big and boring, like a vacuum cleaner. If you were good, you might ask for one of these little high-tech gems instead. Yes, there is a digital projector that can fit into a Christmas stocking. That ...

Photos of the Day: Navy's laser weapon destroys moving targets at sea

December 11, 2014 10:31 am | by ECN Staff, @ecnonline | Comments

The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (ASB(I) 15) conducts an operational demonstration of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Laser Weapon System (LaWS) while deployed to the Arabian Gulf. The system is operated by ...

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Keysight Technologies donates $120 million to Georgia Institute of Technology for software, support, and training

December 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Keysight Technologies, Inc. | Comments

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the largest in-kind software donation in its longstanding relationship with the Georgia Institute of Technology. “Georgia Tech is among the best research universities in the world, offering the largest, most diverse electrical and computer...

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Innovative application of metamaterials to improve radars

December 10, 2014 5:07 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

At the International Radar Conference held in Lille (France) the researchers of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre Pablo Rodríguez-Ulibarri and Miguel Beruete-Díaz, together with their former lecturer and current CEO of Tafco Metawireless S.L. ...

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