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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Antennas

April 28, 2015 1:07 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

With the demand for wider frequency coverage and complex designs with fast data retrieval continuing to increase, antennas need to be smaller while still maintaining their integrity. This category spotlights innovation among antenna types....

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Analog & Mixed Signal ICs

April 28, 2015 12:59 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

The real world provides us with oceans of signals such as voice, sound, pressure, temperature, and electricity. The success of the electronic device often depends on how well we turn those signals into precise, reliable data. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category ...

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APC awarded UK and Ireland franchise by ProLight Opto

April 28, 2015 12:28 pm | Comments

A new distribution franchise has been awarded to UK specialist electronic components distributor, Advanced Power Components (APC); by leading LED manufacturer, ProLight Opto Technology Corporation (ProLight)....

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Students participate in research laboratory design challenge at Natick

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

More than 150 students, from 17 colleges and universities and three service academies, were on hand at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, April 13-17, as they partook in the 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory University and Service Academy Design Challenge.

When mediated by superconductivity, light pushes matter million times more

April 28, 2015 10:19 am | by Academy of Finland | Comments

When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. This was revealed by the joint research done in the Aalto University and the ...

Heat makes electrons' spin in magnetic superconductors

April 28, 2015 10:13 am | by Academy of Finland | Comments

Physicists have shown how heat can be exploited for controlling magnetic properties of matter. The finding helps in the development of more efficient mass memories. The result was published yesterday in Physical Review Letters....

Acquisition of the DATEL Business Unit from Murata Power Solutions

April 28, 2015 10:05 am | Comments

DATEL management announces the acquisition of the DATEL Business Unit from Murata Power Solutions.  The business will operate as DATEL Incorporated, an employee-owned, US based corporation.​ The entire management team as well ...

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

April 28, 2015 9:54 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

In 2013, James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene--highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon ...

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A new constitutive model for the thermo-elasto-plasticity deformation of crystals

April 28, 2015 9:50 am | by Science China Press | Comments

Researchers have proposed a new thermo-elasto-plasticity constitutive model based on the interatomic potential and solid mechanics for metal crystals. Through this new model, the material behavior at different temperatures could be ...

Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the ...

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Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

April 28, 2015 8:01 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

Motion-sensing gloves teach proper technique to wheelchair users

April 28, 2015 7:02 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman.   As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as...

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

April 27, 2015 2:18 pm | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | Comments

In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth with unprecedented power over ...

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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 27, 2015 2:03 pm | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | Comments

An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.

Discover discovers Apple Pay for its US cardholders

April 27, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. users of Discover cards are getting their Apple Pay, the last holdout among major credit card networks in the country. After months of complaints from customers, Discover Financial Services announced Monday that it has reached ...

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