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Pairing Old Technologies with New for Next-Generation Electronic Devices

August 11, 2014 10:18 am | by University College London | News | Comments

UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic devices. One promising approach to developing new technologies is to exploit...

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Spectacular 3-D Sketching System Revolutionizes Design Interaction and Collaboration

August 11, 2014 10:12 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. "Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching..."

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The Grass Really Is Greener on TV and Computer Screens, Thanks to Quantum Dots

August 11, 2014 10:07 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

High-tech specks called quantum dots could bring brighter, more vibrant color to mass market TVs, tablets, phones and other displays. Today, a scientist will describe a new technology called 3M quantum dot enhancement film that efficiently makes liquid crystal display screens more richly colored...

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On the Frontiers of Cyborg Science

August 11, 2014 10:02 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics...

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Mostly Positive Reviews for NFL's New Tablets

August 11, 2014 9:54 am | by Teresa M. Walker, AP Pro Football Writer | News | Comments

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Even in a pouring rain, Titans assistant coach Louie Cioffi flipped through soggy black-and-white printouts reviewing the opening series with his defensive backs...

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New Snap-On Load Detector for Low Current Sensing Applications

August 10, 2014 10:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies now offers the LD-50, a magnetic, snap-on load detector for mounting on pre-wired systems that does not disrupt existing connections...

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Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables for Microelectronic Applications

August 10, 2014 10:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables from Cicoil have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure...

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Fusion Power in Our Future: Students Attend Science Research Camp

August 8, 2014 2:55 pm | by Ed Barmakian, The Altrernative Press | News | Comments

Dr. Sophia Gershman predicts that in 20 years there will be a practical use for fusion-produced energy fueled by plasma. Gershman is confident that it will happen because she sees the progress first-hand as a research associate at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory...

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Google Using Its Clout to Widen Use of Encryption

August 8, 2014 10:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results...

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Photos of the Day: Origami-Inspired Robots Become Transformers

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | News | Comments

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. "We demonstrated this process by building a robot that folds itself and walks away without human assistance..."

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WDD on Metro Raleigh Business Radio X

August 8, 2014 9:34 am | by Metro Raleigh Business Radio X | Videos | Comments

During EMC 2014, Glen Sundin and Meaghan Ziemba guest starred on Metro Raleigh Business Radio X to discuss WDD and the editorial opportunities it has for design engineers and OEMs. They also discussed the EMC show, and some of the upcoming events and products they have planned for the 2015 year...             

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New Compact Panel PCs from Beckhoff

August 7, 2014 11:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

To best serve the HMI hardware needs of cost-sensitive machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC...

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Low Noise Downconverter Supports PtP Radios

August 7, 2014 11:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a 10-15.4GHz downconverter from TriQuint. The Intermediate Frequency is DC-4GHz with a Local Oscillator frequency input from 6-19GHz...

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AEC-Q200-Qualified Ceramic Disc Safety Capacitors

August 7, 2014 11:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified, AC-line-rated ceramic disc safety capacitors designed to provide high reliability for Class X1 (440 VAC) and Y2...

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Industrial Grade Filters for AC-DC Power Supplies

August 7, 2014 10:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer has introduced 10-A and 20-A industrial filters for its TER Series of low profile, AC-DC power supplies. The TER-10ASF and TER-20ASF are designed to attenuate high frequency noise...

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