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Wearables Everywhere at IMS 2015

May 14, 2015 3:34 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

In our last issue, we asked some of our industry experts what exciting new products/technologies we should expect to see at IMS 2015. We had some great feedback, including but not limited to 5G communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), vehicle-to-vehicle ... 

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A VTOL Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Flying Car

May 14, 2015 1:34 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

It’s fair to say that flying cars have excited the public’s imagination since at least the 1920s when Henry Ford produced a flimsy aircraft that garnered press but ultimately killed its pilot. And the excitement continued throughout the 20th century....

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Accurate Low Power Measurements Will Drive the Wireless Revolution

May 14, 2015 10:53 am | by Robert Green, Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix Company | Articles | Comments

With each passing month, the number of objects, appliances, vehicles, and other parts of the environment being embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate the information that they gather wirelessly grows steadily...

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Top 3 Trends to Look for at IMS 2015

May 14, 2015 10:51 am | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, ECN magazine | Blogs | Comments

The 2015 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), themed "Microwaves Soaring Towards the Future," is quickly approaching (May 17–22 in Phoenix, AZ), and we can hardly wait to see what will be unveiled on the show floor. With over 550 exhibitors, the show can be a bit ... 

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Phase Noise and Its Effects on GaN-Based Power Conversion

May 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Grant Smith, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) RF power amplifiers have improved efficiency and linearity in cellular base stations and military/aerospace systems. As these parts have matured and their reliability has improved, systems engineers are looking at GaN to offer advantages over traditional silicon-based implementations...

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Safety Technology Might Have Prevented Deadly Amtrak Crash

May 14, 2015 9:50 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered by accident ... 

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Photos of the Day: Researchers Build New Fermion Microscope

May 14, 2015 9:29 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without fermions, the physical world would not exist...

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Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday

May 14, 2015 9:20 am | by NASA | News | Comments

An asteroid, designated 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the moon on May 14. To put it another way, at its closest point, the asteroid will get no closer than 6.3 million miles away...

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Researchers Discover 'Swing-Dancing' Pairs of Electrons

May 14, 2015 9:16 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

A research team led by the University of Pittsburgh's Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can "swing dance." This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum devices...

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New Shortcut to Solar Cells

May 14, 2015 9:10 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon...

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Cause of Galactic Death: Strangulation

May 14, 2015 9:05 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

As murder mysteries go, it's a big one: how do galaxies die and what kills them? A new study, published today in the journal Nature, has found that the primary cause of galactic death is strangulation, which occurs after galaxies...

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Cybersecurity and the Artificial Pancreas: What Are the Risks?

May 14, 2015 8:45 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical supervision...

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MACOM Announces Fourth Generation GaN Technology

May 13, 2015 2:23 pm | by MACOM | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.  (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave...

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Two-Way Splitter Extends Frequency Range

May 13, 2015 1:39 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the MRFSP6725, 2-way splitter from MiniRF...

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What To Do If Phones Fill Up With Photos

May 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up. Many phones don't let you add storage, and moving images to a personal computer is complicated for many people...

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