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LED Lamps: Less Energy, More Light

March 11, 2014 7:45 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

LEDs are durable and save energy. Now researchers have found a way to make LED lamps even more compact while supplying more light than commercially available models. The key to success: transistors made of the semiconductor material gallium nitride...

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Metallurgical Challenges in Microelectronic 3D IC Packaging Technology

March 11, 2014 7:31 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Mobile hand-held consumer electronic products have a rapid growing market today, witnessed by the popularity of Apple products. Most people make their first contact to internet, not by a PC, rather by a smart phone. The phone is no longer a phone, but it provides various functions...

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RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Philadelphia

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...           

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RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Parsippany, NJ

March 11, 2014 12:47 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...           

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RF and Microwaves Technologies Seminar - Albany, NY

March 11, 2014 12:40 pm | by National Instruments, AWR Corporation | Events

These events are intended for RF and microwave engineers involved in all phases of the product life cycle – from design and verification to production and field test...                       

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California Mulls How to Regulate 'Driverless Cars'

March 11, 2014 12:29 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers — not people — to drive them. Once the stuff of science fiction, "Driverless cars." On Tuesday, the DMV is hearing ideas on how to integrate the cars onto public roads...

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Aries Electronics’ Protect-A-Probe Anti-Diffusion Gold Coating

March 11, 2014 10:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics announced at the BiTS Conference Workshop in Mesa, AZ, the introduction of its unique Protect-A Probe, anti-diffusion, gold coating for its complete line of burn-in and test socket spring probes...

Rubio: U.S. Bandwidth Better Used by Cell Providers

March 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Philip Elliott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves as part of a package of pro-business initiatives he said would create "thousands upon thousands of high-paying jobs..."

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SA Leaker Snowden Says Has No Regrets for Leaks

March 11, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program. Snowden spoke Monday via live video conference to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival...

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South By Southwest: Secrets, Spying, Chef Watson

March 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year. It's here, after all, that "Girls" creator Lena Dunham spoke on Monday at the same time that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a teleconferenced talk...

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Photos of the Day: Drone Development Restricted

March 11, 2014 10:04 am | by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | News | Comments

Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations...

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States Wrestle with Developing, Restricting Drones

March 11, 2014 9:49 am | by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | News | Comments

Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations...

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Thinnest-Possible LEDs to be Stronger, More Energy Efficient

March 10, 2014 3:51 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy efficient...

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Diagnosing Diseases with Smartphones

March 10, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Smartphones are capable of giving us directions when we're lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But University of Houston researchers are using smartphones for another very important function: diagnosing diseases in real time...

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2D Material Shows Promise for Optoelectronics

March 10, 2014 11:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that's just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light. This proof-of-concept could lead to ultrathin, lightweight, and flexible photovoltaic cells, LEDs, and other optoelectronic devices, they say...

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