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Photon Speedway Puts Big Data in the Fast Lane

August 26, 2014 7:31 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

A series of experiments is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process. The work also illustrates how light sources and supercomputing facilities can be linked via a "photon science speedway" as a solution to emerging challenges in massive data analysis...

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San-tron’s Low-Pin Mini-DINs

August 26, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron has added high-performance 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN connectors and adapters to their growing line of low-PIM SRX products...                                     

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Low EVM and Current

August 26, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier, the SST12CP21, which offers ultra-low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems...                 

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New GaN Power Amp Offers High Power, High Linearity, Excellent Efficiency

August 26, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC has announced the new 14-18 GHz GaN power amplifier in die form. The CMD216 delivers 16 dB of flat gain across the entire 14 to 18 GHz bandwidth...                                             

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DC to 10 GHz 1 W Amplifier Module from P1dB

August 26, 2014 1:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for P1dB’s P1-AMP00010-1-SMA, a DC to 10 GHz, 1 W, amplifier module. The P1-AMP00010-1-SMA is commonly used as a general purpose, broadband amplifier in test and measurement applications but also finds use in system integration...         

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A Smooth Take-Off and Landing on Energy Savings

August 26, 2014 1:03 pm | by Cheryl De Los Santos, Leviton Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) operates Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and nearby Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport. Throughout its history, WCAA has invested in numerous capital improvement projects to enhance the travel experience. Recently it sought to improve behind the scenes operations...

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Biomimetic Photodetector 'Sees' in Color

August 26, 2014 12:55 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device uses an aluminum grating that can be added to silicon photodetectors with the silicon microchip industry's mainstay technology...

'Robo Brain' Will Teach Robots Everything from the Internet

August 26, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Robo Brain – a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources – is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. The information is being translated and stored in a robot-friendly format...

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Sony Network Hacked, Exec's Flight Diverted

August 26, 2014 12:28 pm | by David Koenig & Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and apparently disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. American cut short the Sony Corp. executive's flight on Sunday and made an unplanned landing in Phoenix...

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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring...

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Photo of the Day: New Chip Design Mimics the Brain

August 26, 2014 11:05 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

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DARPA's Computer Chip Mimics Brain's Power-Saving Efficiency

August 26, 2014 11:01 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA-funded researchers have developed one of the world’s largest and most complex computer chips ever produced—one whose architecture is inspired by the neuronal structure of the brain and requires only a fraction of the electrical power of conventional chips...

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ZigBee in the Sky

August 26, 2014 10:49 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee wireless sensor network for satellite communications. With the weight of payloads being a major constraint in satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system...

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Meaghan's Minute: Color-Coded Test Points

August 26, 2014 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, the color-coded plastic stand-offs of the TP-105 from Components Corporation, enhance visibility for easy polarization and identification on a crowded circuit board...                   

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, but Needed?

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook...

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