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Physicists solve low-temperature magnetic mystery

March 25, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Connecticut | News | Comments

Researchers have made an experimental breakthrough in explaining a rare property of an exotic magnetic material, potentially opening a path to a host of new technologies. From information storage to magnetic refrigeration, many of tomorrow's most promising innovations ...

New technique paints tissue samples with light

March 25, 2015 2:17 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and clinical partners....

DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

March 25, 2015 2:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said....

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$25m 'green light' for UK's first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation

March 25, 2015 12:47 pm | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

A $25.8m (£17.3m) award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK Government. Funding unveiled today (25 March) by Universities Minister Greg Clark MP will underpin ...

CeBIT: Panoramas for your tablet

March 25, 2015 12:43 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Panoramic video thrusts viewers right into the middle of the action. "Even a 180-degree panorama leaves you really feeling part of the action," says an enthusiastic Christian Weissig from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI in Berlin....

Compact, triaxial IEPE sensor offers reliable operation in high temperatures

March 25, 2015 12:40 pm | by Measurement Specialties | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity, has released the Model 7132AHT, a high temperature, miniature accelerometer with exceptional linearity across dynamic ranges from ±50 g to ±2000 g. The unit’s stable temperature response ensures reliable operation over an extended temperature range of ...

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Robots on reins could be the 'eyes' of firefighters

March 25, 2015 12:40 pm | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs. The small mobile robot - equipped with tactile sensors ...

Power vest supports the back without restricting freedom of movement

March 25, 2015 12:36 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In Germany, back pain is a national complaint, with nearly ten percent of all lost working days attributable to lower back problems, according to the 2014 Health Report published by the Techniker Krankenkasse. The study found that occupation had a significant impact ...

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Connectors provide a space-saving connection for LED lighting

March 25, 2015 12:35 pm | by JST Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEK Series connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, provide a space saving and low profile connection for LED lighting and reliable contact construction for high density applications. Any misalignment between the horizontal connections between the ...

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Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

March 25, 2015 12:32 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from a neuronal network....

Does your password pass muster?

March 25, 2015 12:27 pm | by Concordia University | News | Comments

"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. But when those meters give the go-ahead ...

Sensor cable monitors fences of all kinds and can even detect low-level drone fly-bys

March 25, 2015 12:25 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of experimental physicists, led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University....

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Latest F-35 software glitch mucks with the jet's sensors

March 25, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

A seemingly endless string of hardware and software errors have plagued the F-35, and ... here’s another one. A brand new software glitch is causing the JSF’s sensors to malfunction when detecting targets whilst in formation....

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New locomotives ensure energy-efficient transport

March 25, 2015 12:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army's mission, whether by air, land, or sea. Fort Campbell's railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours....

Gain block offers 19dBm of output P1dB

March 25, 2015 11:59 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3503-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3503-SM offers 19dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 10dB. Output third order intercept is >25dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3503-SM supports multiple applications....

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