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Photos of the Day: Light-Driven Superconductivity

April 17, 2014 10:46 am | by Justin Eure, Bookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists used carefully timed pairs of laser pulses at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to trigger superconductivity in the material and immediately take x-ray snapshots of its atomic and electronic structure as superconductivity emerged...            

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East Coast Microwave Distributors Announces Distribution Agreement with MECA

April 17, 2014 11:35 am | News | Comments

ECM announced a new authorized distribution agreement with MECA Electronics Inc. to supply the manufacturer’s line of USA made Rugged & Reliable RF/Microwave passive DC – 20 GHz microwave components and solutions globally...                    

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Information Storage for the Next Generation of Plastic Computers

April 17, 2014 11:02 am | by Gary Galluzzo, University of Iowa | News | Comments

Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality...                                     

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Progress in the Fight against Quantum Dissipation

April 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders of magnitude. They report their results in the April 17 issue of the journal Nature...           

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Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58M for 15 Months of Work

April 17, 2014 10:18 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job...                            

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TE Connectivity Features Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Marine Applications

April 16, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has introduced its latest technologies designed to increase reliability and help provide overall system performance. The new military marine applications include...

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Pickering Interfaces Expands Range of PXI Microwave Switch Modules

April 16, 2014 2:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range PXI Microwave Switching Modules. All of these new and improved microwave switch modules will include visual indicators of the relay setting thru the use of blue LEDs...

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ZV Series Varistors Now Available with Nickel Barrier Terminations

April 16, 2014 2:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics has introduced the ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors, now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to...

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A Comprehensive Guide of CTS’ Heat Sinks

April 16, 2014 1:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS and Avnet Electronics Marketing have announced the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs, and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables...

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MEN Micro’s Modular Industrial PC Provides Cost-Effective Customization

April 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has introduced a new family of cost-effective modular, industrial PCs with short time-to-market. The MH70I is configurable with a wide selection of standard hardware, software and accessories and combines...

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HARTING Launches Ha-VIS mCon Ethernet Switches with Integrated PROFINET I/O Stack

April 16, 2014 12:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING has introduced its newest, fully managed Ethernet switches, the Ha-VIS mCon 3000 Next Generation, which have been optimized for fast deployment in the harshest industrial environments to support today’s...

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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower echelons due to theater-wide mission priorities. DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program...

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Inspired by a Music Box, Stanford Bioengineer Creates $5 Chemistry Set

April 16, 2014 10:58 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

When Manu Prakash was young he had a thing about flames. He's not encouraging all kids to follow his fiery lead – he did burn one hand pretty badly – but he thinks kids should explore more when it comes to learning about science. That's the idea behind his programmable, toy-like device that won a competition...

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In the HotSeat: Device Testing of New Technology

April 16, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

At this year’s LTE Innovation Summit in Del Mar, CA, Louis LaMedica helped to unravel the mystery behind what it takes to get a mobile device certified and network ready...                                    

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Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

April 16, 2014 10:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU) to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes that most cases of illicit nuclear trafficking have involved gram-level quantities...

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Scientists Achieve First Direct Observations of Excitons in Motion

April 16, 2014 10:14 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed...

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