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Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

July 27, 2015 9:12 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing. At its most basic level, your smart phone's battery is powering billions of transistors...

Conditions on Pluto: Incredibly Hazy with Flowing Ice

July 27, 2015 9:00 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons flyby of Pluto last week released new pictures Friday of the previously unexplored...

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Inspects Unusual Bedrock

July 27, 2015 8:55 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Approaching the third anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found a target unlike anything it has studied before -- bedrock with surprisingly high levels of silica. Silica is a rock-forming compound containing silicon and oxygen...

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9kHz Broadband T&M Switch Handles 4W to 8GHz

July 26, 2015 5:40 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42553 SPDT capable of handling 36dBm of CW input power and 38dBm of pulsed power at 8GHz...

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Laboratory Quality RF Signal Source, 1Hz to 100MHz

July 26, 2015 9:27 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the USB-stick-sized TDDS100-48 - a laboratory quality Direct Digital Synthesized RF signal source with a frequency range of 1Hz to 100MHz...

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High Linearity Low Power Demodulator Offers Unparalleled Performance

July 24, 2015 5:29 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the ParkerVision PV5870 demodulator / modulator. The PV5870 is a direct conversion quadrature demodulator / modulator designed for communication systems...

3D Printed Electronic Sensor Eliminates Crying Over Curdled Milk

July 24, 2015 3:47 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Gone are the days of sticking your nose to the cap of that old milk carton only to be left feeling nauseous from the curdled whiff you just inhaled. Yuck. Created using a 3D-printing method, a low-cost electronic sensor developed by researchers at UC Berkeley ... 

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Is Smartphone Voting a Smart Idea?

July 24, 2015 2:47 pm | by Sarah Goncalves, Associate Editor, @SarahG_WDD | Blogs | Comments

Long Distance Voter (LDV), a nonprofit that focuses on utilizing technology to remove voting barriers, is looking to digitize the democratic process in our country by allowing voters to complete, sign, and mail their vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots, remotely...

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The Value of Digital Transport in Distributed Antenna Systems

July 24, 2015 9:50 am | by Mark Kerschner | Blogs | Comments

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) come in two basic flavors: digital and analog. DAS vendors are positioning digital DAS as the wave of the future, but many deployments continue to use analog DAS...

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Wind Energy Provides 8 Percent of Europe's Electricity

July 24, 2015 9:40 am | by European Commission Joint Research Centre | News | Comments

EU's grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry...

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Photos of the Day: Air Force Week in Photos

July 24, 2015 9:36 am | by U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force...

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G326 Ultraminiature VCXO Oscillators

July 24, 2015 9:21 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced a new series of ultra-miniature voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO) that use fundamental mode crystals for superior phase-noise performance...

NASA's Space Launch System Design 'Right on Track' for Journey to Mars

July 24, 2015 9:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

You know the feeling of pride and achievement when you've worked really hard on a term paper, and finally turn it in? That's how the critical design review team for NASA's Space Launch System is feeling this week as the program completed its review...

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YouTube Makes Virtual Reality Push with 360-Degree 3-D

July 24, 2015 9:16 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

YouTube says it's making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format. Thursday's announcement comes a day after the debut of the first online 360-degree ad, a commercial ... 

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Object Recognition for Robots

July 24, 2015 9:13 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations...

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