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PCB Connector Ideal for Space-Constrained RF Applications

April 21, 2015 2:59 pm | by Amphenol RF | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol RF introduces its ultra-miniature AMMC printed circuit board connector ideal for space-constrained RF applications with 50 Ohm impedance requirements. These connectors are fully compatible with the Hirose W.FL and ... 

Revisiting the STEM Workforce

April 21, 2015 12:11 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Does the United States have a "glut" or "shortage" of STEM workers? It's a question that has long permeated policy conversations about the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. But is this the right question to ask? Revisiting the STEM Workforce, a new report by the ... 

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Stanford Team Makes Biotechnology Interactive with Games and Remote-Control Labs

April 21, 2015 10:39 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

In the 1950s computers were giant machines that filled buildings and served a variety of arcane functions. Today they fit into our pockets or backpacks, and help us work, communicate and play. "Biotechnology today it is very similar to where computing technology used ... 

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Photo of the Day: NASA Photographs Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres Again

April 21, 2015 10:18 am | by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory | News | Comments

The two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months, are back in view in the newest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Dawn took these images on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above Ceres' north ... 

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New Tabletop Detector “Sees” Single Electrons

April 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted ... 

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Better Battery Imaging Paves Way for Renewable Energy Future

April 20, 2015 4:58 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical ... 

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Innovative Technology Boosts Wi-Fi Bandwidth Tenfold

April 20, 2015 4:53 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. The technology could be integrated with existing WiFi systems to reduce bandwidth problems ... 

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LoRa Alliance Poised to Make LPWAN a Reality for M2M

April 20, 2015 4:45 pm | by Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird Embedded Wireless Solutions | Articles | Comments

Wireless M2M solutions have traditionally only had three different technologies that they could rely on for communication. They could accept the limited range of standards-based local area technologies (such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth), pay the costs for wide-area cellular ... 

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Next-Gen Public Safety Technologies Using IoT

April 20, 2015 4:33 pm | by James Teel, Director of Business Development for LTE Technology, Harris Corporation | Articles | Comments

Imagine this: you are a police officer patrolling your beat, just as you do for 40 hours a week - every week. You see a car exceeding the speed limit. You hit your lights in order to pull the car over, and like most nights, you are by yourself as you go through the standard ... 

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Resistive Power Divider Series

April 20, 2015 4:28 pm | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 151-215-XXX is a family of resistive power dividers in 2, 4, 6 and 8 way configurations. These 50 Ohm, 1 watt average power devices have an operating frequency range of DC-6 GHz. Insertion loss above theoretical loss is + 1.0 dB nominal for 2 and 4 way configurations. Insertion loss above theoretical loss for 6 and 8 way configurations is ... 

Is 2015 the Year of Smart?

April 20, 2015 4:08 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

As if you didn’t already know, smart technology is all around us, and it’s quickly creeping into our everyday life. When I was a kid (I know, I know, it wasn’t that long ago) 2015 was one of those milestone years people made big, important predictions about (like the Chicago Cubs ... 

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The Rigors of Storing Harvested Energy

April 20, 2015 3:42 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

We are seeing the rapid emergence of energy harvesting technology, which coincides with the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, Green Power, Bluetooth LE, and 6LowPan, which all operate within a peak power range of ... 

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New Output Increase for Infrared Light Emitting Diodes

April 20, 2015 1:46 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Oslon Black Stack IREDs provide optimum camera images over large distances With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS, Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized package and Nanostack technology, in which ... 

Photos of the Day: Chevrolet Debuts FNR — A Vision of the Future

April 20, 2015 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The Shanghai Motor Show is about more than just displaying the latest extended-wheelbase luxury sedans to the Chinese populace. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the event to debut its vision of the future of motoring with the FNR concept, and the capsule looks like it could be fresh ... 

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Google Shaking Up Search Recommendations on Smartphones

April 20, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites ... 

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