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New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics

July 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Binghamton University) Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.

Nanotubes pass acid test

July 14, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Rice University scientists have unveiled a new method for dissolving half-millimeter-long carbon nanotubes in solution, a critical step toward the spinning of fibers from ultralong nanotubes. The breakthrough, which was reported this month in the online journal ACS Nano,...

Researchers create sounds of animated things breaking

July 14, 2010 11:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are developing technology to synthesize the sounds that go with computer-animated images of glass and crockery being smashed.

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Low Cost Field Effect Transistor Enables K-Band Designs

July 14, 2010 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new NE3517S03 GaAs Field Effect Transistor (FET). The new FET has been redesigned with an ultra low cost plastic package, driving down costs to enable even the lowest cost product designs.

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Skyworks Enables World’s First Commercial LTE Device

July 14, 2010 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announced that Samsung Electronics is leveraging one of its power amplifier (PA) modules for the GT-B3710 – a high speed fourth generation (4G) USB modem that is the world’s first long-term evolution (LTE)-commercialized device.

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ADCs powered from a single 3.3 V supply rail

July 14, 2010 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics has today announced the introduction of its latest analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), the WM8788 and WM8789, both of which deliver world-class audio to leading home entertainment applications.

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D-Subminiature connector includes size 20 fixed contacts

July 14, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MDX is a high reliability D-Subminiature connector with size 20 fixed contacts and is available with 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts. The MDX series utilizes the unique new PosiBand contact system.

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Flipper USB fits into the computer port either way

July 14, 2010 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

UltraTek, a technology research company, is pleased to announce their new Flipper USB products which are available to computer users. Flipper USB has many advantages over the traditional non-flip-able USB devices. Flipper USB is user-friendly and safe. With Flipper USB, it fits into the computer port either way.

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Key Advance in Understanding ‘Pseudogap’ Phase in High-T

July 14, 2010 10:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a "broken symmetry" in copper-oxide superconductors, which may lead to new approaches to overcoming a key hurdle to room-temperature superconductivity.

W.Va. state workers oppose privatizing tech jobs

July 14, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With Gov. Joe Manchin labeling their stance as misinformed, a group representing West Virginia state workers alleged Wednesday that his administration is poised to privatize some computer-related government services.The state Public Workers Union Local 170 contends that administration officials...

Russian deported in spy probe worked at Microsoft

July 14, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian man taken into custody in the recent spy ring investigation and deported from the United States once worked at Microsoft Corp.A spokesman for the technology company in Redmond, Wash., confirmed Wednesday that Alexey Karetnikov worked for the company for nine months.The spokesman, Lou...

Evaluation Kits Serve µModule Transceiver App Developement

July 14, 2010 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DC1503A evaluation kit from Newark supports Linear Technology's LTM2881 and the DC1554A supports the LTM2882. Both boards are available in either 3.3V or 5V. 

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Microchip exhibit-booth presentation at the 2009 EMbedded Systems Conference

July 14, 2010 8:24 am | by ecnmagazine | Videos | Comments

This is a video of a product presentation at their exhibit booth at the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA.

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Load Switches Simplify Complex Power Designs

July 14, 2010 8:23 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FPF1038 / FPF1039 advanced load management switches reduce in-rush current, or high di/dt, when a switch is used to disconnect loads with high (>100µF) output capacitances.

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Yale Study Shows Electrical Fields Influence Brain Activity

July 14, 2010 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Most scientists have viewed electrical fields within the brain as the simple byproducts of neuronal activity. However, Yale scientists report in the July 15 issue of the journal Neuron that electrical fields can also influence the activity of brain cells.

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