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Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas Turn into Reality

August 27, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors...

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Medium Power Broadband Amplifiers

August 27, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises announced the release of ten new 1and 2 W broadband amplifiers, which are ideal for...

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Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-Possible Semiconductor Junctions

August 27, 2014 12:11 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

  Researchers have demonstrated that two of these single-layer semiconductor materials can be connected in an atomically seamless fashion known as a heterojunction. This result could be the basis for next-generation flexible and transparent computing, better light-emitting diodes...

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A Glucose Meter of a Different Color Provides Continuous Monitoring

August 27, 2014 12:04 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to...

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Competition for Graphene

August 26, 2014 11:55 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials. An international collaboration of researchers has reported...

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Symphony of Nanoplasmonic and Optical Resonators

August 26, 2014 11:48 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at the microscopic scale that amplify light and produce ultra-narrowband spectral output..."

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New Ways to Process and Analyze Big Data

August 26, 2014 7:37 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized treatments and highly individualized services. But ever-expanding data sets introduce new challenges in terms of statistical analysis...

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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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