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Research institutions announce collaboration for sharing, standardizing neuroscience data

August 4, 2014 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making database....

Short-term environmental enrichment exposure induces maturity of newborn neurons

August 4, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Many studies have shown that exposure to environmental enrichment can induce neurogenesis of the hippocampal region, thus improving learning and memory. Previous studies have demonstrated that doublecortin-positive immature neurons exist predominantly in the superficial layer....

Functional electrical stimulation improves neuronal regeneration after cerebral infarction

August 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Previous studies have shown that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot alone compensate for the damage to neurons and axons. From the perspective of neural plasticity, Dr. Yun Xiang and co-workers from Sun Yat-sen University in China observed the effects....

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Multi-layer ceramic capacitors rated to 200°C

August 4, 2014 10:23 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) has extended its high temperature SMX Series stacked SMPS MLCCs with the addition of new 25V ratings in case sizes 3-5 and 500V ratings in every case size (1-6), making it the broadest offering of stacked SMPS MLCCs rated to 200°C....

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Buck controller supports new levels of flexibility for high-current designs

August 4, 2014 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (Milpitas, CA) announced the ISL78268 55V synchronous buck controller with 3A integrated high-side and low-side drivers. The most versatile high voltage buck solution available, the ISL78268 buck controller provides very high step-down efficiency....

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Fruit flies going high-tech: How touchscreen technology helps to understand eating habits

August 4, 2014 9:38 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study reveals surprising similarities between the way mammals and flies eat. What and how we eat is a crucial determinant of health and well-being. Model organisms such as fruit flies have provided crucial insights into how our brain decides what and how much to eat....

Nanoscale details of electrochemical reactions in electric vehicle battery materials

August 4, 2014 9:36 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using a new method to track the electrochemical reactions in a common electric vehicle battery material under operating conditions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have revealed new insight into why fast charging inhibits this material's performance....

Photos of the Day: eVe — Australia's record-breaking solar-powered car

August 4, 2014 8:31 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The eVe, from the Sunswift project, a group of students from the University of New South Wales, Australia, has officially broken the world speed record for an electric vehicle. The Sunswift vehicle averaged 62 mph over 311 miles at the Australian Automotive research Center in Victoria....

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BGAs and package on package

August 4, 2014 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

A few years back, we built a small handful of Beagleboards ourselves, just to showcase our POP capabilities. It's hard to believe that we did that back in 2009. The Beagleboard has undergone a few iterations and spawned the Beaglebone since then, but 0.4 mm pitch is still pretty small....

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"Wetting" a battery's appetite for renewable energy storage

August 4, 2014 8:17 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Sun, wind and other renewable energy sources could make up a larger portion of the electricity America consumes if better batteries could be built to store the intermittent energy for cloudy, windless days. Now a new material could allow more utilities to store large amounts of renewable....

The F-35 will cost a fortune

August 4, 2014 8:02 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor | Blogs | Comments

Captain Obvious? Is that you? I’m sure this comes as no surprise, but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is expensive. Very expensive. So expensive that, according to one estimate, the money spent on the program could buy every ...   

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Big guys finally see the “white”

August 4, 2014 7:35 am | by Mike Krames, CTO, Soraa | Blogs | Comments

More than one year after Soraa demonstrated it, the importance of whiteness rendering is now being noticed by the larger lighting manufacturers. Perhaps the most notable imitation, from Philips mixes in some violet-emitting with blue-emitting LEDs....

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Class D amplifier delivers clearer audio output in the LG G3 Smartphone 1W speaker

July 31, 2014 3:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) announced that it is shipping its CS35L32 Class D amplifier into LG’s new flagship smartphone, the LG G3. The CS35L32 high-performance speaker amplifier solution includes advanced speaker amplifier hardware accompanied by proprietary, adaptive real-time embedded software....

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Two-channel DDS function generator features maximum frequency of 50MHz

July 31, 2014 3:14 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. (Fairport, NY) has a launched two-channel version of their TG5011 function/arbitrary/pulse generators. The new TG5012A features a maximum frequency of 50MHz. Both channels provide the full performance and specification, along with entirely independent operation when required....

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Multi-throw switches include extended temperature range to 105-degrees celsius

July 31, 2014 3:02 pm | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (San Diego, CA) introduces the UltraCMOS PE42442 and the PE42452 high-isolation, multi-throw switches. Successors to the popular PE42451, these SP4T and SP5T switches include several additional features that support the latest wireless infrastructure demands....

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