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Photos of the Day: SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

April 15, 2015 10:43 am | by The Associated Press & NASA | News | Comments

After a scrub on Monday, the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket stands ready for another launch attempt at complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This is SpaceX's sixth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space ... 

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"Asleep-Yet-Aware" Electronics Could Revolutionize Remote Wireless Sensors

April 15, 2015 10:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

State-of-the-art military sensors today rely on “active electronics” to detect vibration, light, sound or other signals. That means they constantly consume power, with much of that power and time spent processing what often turns out to be irrelevant data. This power consumption limits sensors’ useful ... 

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MIT Sensor Detects Spoiled Meat

April 15, 2015 9:28 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. The sensor, which consists of chemically modified carbon ... 

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A Camera That Powers Itself

April 15, 2015 9:22 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered--it can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. They designed ... 

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Research for One-Year Space Station Mission Launched Aboard SpaceX Resupply Flight

April 14, 2015 10:15 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 14...

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Low Noise Variable Gain Receive Modules

April 14, 2015 5:12 pm | by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces eight low noise, variable gain receive modules for LTE and WCDMA infrastructure applications requiring low noise and high linearity. The SKY65369-11, SKY65370-11, SKY65371-11, SKY65372-11, SKY65373-11, SKY65374-11, SKY65375-11, and SKY65376-11, which are ideal for all wireless infrastructure OEMs and ODMs, are low noise, highly linear...

Taking Aircraft Manufacturing Out of the Oven

April 14, 2015 3:34 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Composite materials used in aircraft wings and fuselages are typically manufactured in large, industrial-sized ovens: Multiple polymer layers are blasted with temperatures up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, and solidified to form a solid, resilient material. Using this approach, considerable ... 

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Photos of the Day: Solar Orbiter Launch Moved to 2018

April 14, 2015 10:27 am | by European Space Agency | News | Comments

The launch of Solar Orbiter, an ESA mission to explore the Sun in unprecedented detail, is now planned to take place in October 2018. The launch was previously targeted for July 2017. "The decision to postpone the launch was taken in order to ensure that all of the spacecraft’s scientific ... 

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Quantization of 'Surface Dirac States' Could Lead to Exotic Applications

April 14, 2015 9:27 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan have uncovered the first evidence of an unusual quantum phenomenon--the integer quantum Hall effect--in a new type of film, called a 3D topological insulator. In doing this, they demonstrated ... 

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5G World Summit to Explore How 5G Will Drive the IoT

April 14, 2015 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

5G is set to become the first network capable of being versatile and scalable enough to enable the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). With all of our everyday objects hyper-connected, the 5G network will have a huge amount of data to process which is why the 5G World ... 

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Fully-Certified, Small-Form-Factor Bluetooth Smart Module

April 13, 2015 10:33 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a Bluetooth® Smart module that provides an end-to-end Bluetooth Low Energy solution. The new, small-form-factor EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ module—based on Cypress’s PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution—includes Bluetooth 4.1 qualification and worldwide regulatory certification, greatly simplifying design and cutting time ... 

250 Watt ISM Transistor for Efficient, Controllable Power

April 13, 2015 7:39 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF2425M7LS-250P. This highly efficient (51% drain efficiency) LDMOS transistor is internally matched for broadband performance from 2400 to 2500MHz, supporting ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) applications. The earless, ceramic package adds to the excellent thermal stability, creating a 250 watt ...

Data Acquisition System for Demanding Uses

April 13, 2015 7:35 pm | by Ultraview Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ultraview Corporation announces a 14-bit 2/4-channel 400MSPS multi-terabyte-deep-storage data acquisition system for demanding uses in which extremely long analog/RF waveforms need to observed with high SNR for timespans of up to an hour (up to 2 Hours for 10TB model), such as ... 

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Scientists Develop Probabilistic Programming Languages

April 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Most recent advances in artificial intelligence — such as mobile apps that convert speech to text — are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns. To make machine-learning applications easier to build, computer scientists ... 

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50V GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors

April 13, 2015 2:31 pm | by Cree, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. has extended its family of unmatched 50V gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with a new 50W packaged part that provides high performance broadband solutions for a variety of RF and microwave applications up to 4GHz, including narrow band UHF applications, L- and S-Band applications, and multi-octave bandwidth ... 

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