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Wireless Minute: NailO Turns Your Fingernail Into a Tiny Trackpad

April 27, 2015 | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

Whenever I'm cooking, it's always difficult to actually prepare the meal, hold seven hundred things in your hand, and then flip the page on the recipe book to see what the next step is. The NailO wants to help. A team at the MIT Media Lab is developing a thumbnail-mounted ... 

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IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2015 Preview

April 27, 2015 11:34 am | by WDD Staff | Blogs | Comments

Industry experts answer the question at hand: As the 2015 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) approaches, what exciting products or technologies do you see on the horizon?

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Brainstorm: GaN Amplifiers

April 27, 2015 11:25 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Industry experts answer the question at hand: How does the advancement of GaN solid state power amplifier (SSPA) technology affect the future of traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) development?

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3500 MHz VCO Boasts a Control Voltage Range of 0.3 V~4.9 V

April 27, 2015 10:22 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +6 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 is packaged in the ... 

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Digital In-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See’ into Fiery Fuels

April 27, 2015 8:18 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. It’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in those extreme cases, so Sandia National Laboratories researchers have ...

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Magnifying Vibrations in Bridges and Buildings

April 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have now ... 

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4-D Printing is Taking 3-D Printing to an Entirely New Level

April 24, 2015 11:00 am | by ARC Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science | News | Comments

4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace ... 

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API Technologies to Acquire Cobham Inmet and Cobham Weinschel

April 24, 2015 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cobham plc, to acquire Aeroflex/Inmet, Inc. and Aeroflex/Weinschel, Inc. Inmet and Weinschel have each been in business for more than 50 years, and each ... 

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Photo of the Day: Hubble Celebrates 25 Years With This Incredible Photo

April 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Blogs | Comments

First of all, let's wish a happy 25th birthday to the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, which will reach a quarter century of providing incredible information and pictures on Friday, April 24th. To celebrate this momentous occasion, NASA released an absolutely stunning ... 

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Autonomous Driving: A Problem Solved?

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PDD, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

Musk once warned us that artificial intelligence is more dangerous than nuclear weapons – but he isn’t worried about autonomous cars. In fact, he believes that one day (in the distant future) lawmakers may make human-driven cars illegal because the "two-ton death ... 

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Qspeed 150 V Diodes Feature Excellent Softness for Low EMI

April 24, 2015 9:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced a new family of Qspeed 150 V diodes. The fastest silicon diodes in the world, Qspeed LQA150 series devices also feature excellent softness for low EMI. Based on the company’s Qspeed merged-PIN technology, the diodes have the lowest junction capacitance (CJ) and lowest reverse ... 

Human Vision Components (HVC) Module

April 23, 2015 2:53 pm | by Omron Electronic Components | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON is pleased to announce the release of the Human Vision Components (HVC) module. The HVC integrates Omron’s best in class image sensing technology (OKAO Vision) along with a camera, processor, and external interface onto a single PCB, sized at 60x40 mm. Each HVC offers 10 functions, including face detection, face recognition, age ...

Why Astronomers Want to Put a Kibosh on the iRobot Lawn Mower

April 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

iRobot, maker of the Roomba, the vacuum cleaning robot, is battling astronomers due to their newly proposed product, the robotic lawn mower. Now let me make it clear, iRobot isn't the first to make (or attempt to make) a robotic lawn mower, but according to a recent FCC ... 

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Photos of the Day: Autonomous, Swarming UAVs Fly Into the Future

April 23, 2015 11:33 am | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — part of the Low-Cost UAV ... 

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Drexel Materials Scientists Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory

April 23, 2015 10:49 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits into place to encode data. Unfortunately, the same drawbacks ... 

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Cloud Security Reaches Silicon

April 23, 2015 10:23 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don’t need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a shocking amount about ... 

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