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Meaghan's Minute: Optical Frequency Combs

October 17, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or gaseous forms...              

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New High Resolution Light Array from Balluff

October 17, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

If there is a need to identify different objects during the manufacturing process, packing, or quality control, the new BLA high resolution light array from Balluff is the ideal solution...                                

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Morgan Advanced Materials Provides extended Electrostatic Chuck

October 17, 2014 11:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar, and LED applications. Applied as a final protective layer, the Diamonex technical hard-coats offer extended...         

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Murata Expands Front-End AC-DC Power Supply Products

October 17, 2014 11:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the addition of a 1,300 W model to their D1U3CS series of front-end AC-DC power supplies. The D1U3CS 1300 series can deliver 1,300 Watts from the wide 108 to 264 VAC universal input, is hot pluggable...              

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Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs in Apple's Lineup

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet...              

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Dispelling a Misconception about Mg-Ion Batteries

October 17, 2014 11:08 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop...            

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Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers present a new circuit design that could make simple superconducting devices much cheaper to manufacture. And while the circuits' speed probably wouldn't top that of today's chips, they could solve the problem of reading out the results of calculations performed with Josephson junctions...

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Argentina Launches Its First Home-built Satellite

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Debora Rey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. The ARSAT-1 satellite is the first to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million...

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Scientific Breakthrough Will Help Design the Antibiotics of the Future

October 17, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future...                         

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 8:58 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet...

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Facebook Creates 'Safety Check' Tool for Disasters

October 17, 2014 8:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices...

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AITEX is Developing Intelligent Autonomous Clothing with Farsens Chips

October 16, 2014 4:15 pm | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat.

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MACOM’s 4–23 GHz Low Noise Active Mixer

October 16, 2014 4:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has announced its MAMX-011023 low noise active mixer. The 4–23 GHz MAMX-011023 discrete mixer gives system designers unrivaled flexibility to target a wide range of applications with a single mixer component...                        

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Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

October 16, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others...              

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Microsemi Ships Over 1 Billion Voice Line Circuits

October 16, 2014 3:57 pm | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced it has reached a major milestone by shipping over 1 billion voice line circuits. This achievement comes after more than three decades of worldwide industry leadership in providing reliable and cost competitive voice solutions.

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Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

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