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Linking Superconductivity and Structure

May 27, 2015 9:23 am | by Carnegie Institution | News | Comments

Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity--maintain a flow of electrons--without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then...

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A Chip Placed Under the Skin For More Precise Medicine

May 27, 2015 9:16 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood...

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Controller That Can Reduce System Complexity

May 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Intersil Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions...

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Thinline Supercapacitors For IoT Devices

May 26, 2015 7:11 pm | by CAP-XX | Product Releases | Comments

CAP-XX launched its Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors. The world’s thinnest at 0.6mm thick, and with prices starting at less than US$1 in large volumes, Thinline was developed to address the size, weight and cost challenges of designing thin, sometimes disposable electronic devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). Examples include wearables ... 

New Processors Boast Superior Quality and Performance

May 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Cavium | Product Releases | Comments

Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announced the availability of Imagination’s ClearCall VoIP application...

LCD With "Wet & Glove" Touch Panel Technology Keeps Panel Functional

May 26, 2015 12:50 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Leading LCD supplier Tianma NLT America is introducing a new touch screen technology developed by NLT Technologies, Ltd. The company’s new 8.4-inch XGA is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module with a "Wet & Glove" PCAP (projected capacitive) touch sensor bonded to the front. This enables ... 

Dual Amplifier Serves 75 Ohm CATV

May 26, 2015 11:29 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

FMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TAT7472A1F from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TAT7472A1F is the next generation replacement for the popular AH22 that has served CATV designs for many years. With a bandwidth of 50 to 1218MHz, the TAT7472A1F increases the frequency coverage to support newer designs. The two individual, internal gain ... 

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New 1.3 Inch Circular Wearable LCD

May 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Leading LCD supplier Tianma Microelectronics USA has introduced a 1.3-inch circular wearable A-Si TFT LCD...

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HotSpot Episode #114: Crop-Mapping Drones Boost Harvest

May 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Jon Dipierro, Sarah Goncalves, Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

Thanks to a chunk of funds from MIT, startup RaptorMaps is planning to get crop-mapping drones into the air this summer to better track their health and give farmers' harvests a boost. The RaptorMaps system is able to find unhealthy crops using data analytics. RaptorMaps actually ... 

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Advance in Quantum Error Correction

May 26, 2015 9:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Quantum computers are largely theoretical devices that could perform some computations exponentially faster than conventional computers can. Crucial to most designs for quantum computers is quantum error correction, which helps preserve the fragile quantum states...

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Photo of the Day: Mars Rover's Laser-Zapping Instrument Gets Sharper Vision

May 26, 2015 9:34 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Tests on Mars have confirmed success of a repair to the autonomous focusing capability of the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.  This instrument provides information about the chemical composition...

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Shedding Light on Untapped Information in Photons

May 26, 2015 9:29 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Conventional optical imaging systems today largely limit themselves to the measurement of light intensity, providing two-dimensional renderings of three-dimensional scenes and ignoring significant amounts of additional information that may be carried by captured light...

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Disney Researchers Develop 2-Legged Robot That Walks Like an Animated Character

May 26, 2015 9:20 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

When Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he didn't give much thought to how he might bring his character to life in the real world. But robotics now puts that possibility within reach, so Disney researchers have found a way for a robot to mimic an animated character's walk...

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Fine-Tuned Molecular Orientation is Key to More Efficient Solar Cells

May 26, 2015 9:15 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a viable alternative to conventional solar cells with silicon substrates...

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Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays

May 26, 2015 9:09 am | by DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have just taken a big step toward the goal of engineering dynamic nanomaterials whose structure and associated properties can be switched on demand. In a paper appearing inNature Materials...

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