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'Electronic Skin' to Detect Breast Cancer

September 11, 2014 4:52 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and ...  

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IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

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Excitonic Dark States Shed Light on TMDC Atomic Layers

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that ...

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Graphene Paints a Corrosion-Free Future

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries ...

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Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

September 11, 2014 4:38 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy. The team details its ...  

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Lasers 'Grown' Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips

September 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA's Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program has successfully integrated billions of light-emitting dots on silicon to create an efficient silicon-based laser. The breakthrough, achieved by researchers working on ...

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Pesky Insect Inspires Mini Light-Emitting Devices & Optical Sensors

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In our vain human struggle to kill flies, our hands and swatters often come up lacking. This is due to no fault of our own, but rather to flies' compound eyes. Arranged in a hexagonal, convex pattern, compound eyes consist of hundreds of ...

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First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 11, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

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NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

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Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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Embedded 4X4 MIMO Antenna for IoT and M2M

September 11, 2014 4:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas launched the Venti FXP.524 Embedded 4x4 MIMO Antenna, which is optimized to comply with the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard to deliver the fastest throughput speeds and highest bandwidth for Wi-Fi communication...

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CPC Expands Offering of Non-Spill Couplings

September 11, 2014 3:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company has announced the expansion of its NS4 Series quick disconnect couplings to now include elbow insert configurations. The lightweight, innovative couplings provide secure and reliable drip-free performance...

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Silicon Labs Sensor Development Kits

September 11, 2014 1:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs introduced two economical, easy-to-use development kits to accelerate the design of environmental and biometric sensing applications for a wide range of Internet of Things products. The SLSTK3201A environmental sensing development kit streamlines the process of developing...

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1,680 MHz VCO from Crystek

September 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-1680-1680 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates at 1680 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -8 dBc typical...

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Spirent Breaks the 'Box' Model of Wireless Testing

September 11, 2014 11:59 am | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications announced the launch of Spirent Elevate Test Framework, a revolutionary advance in testing wireless and machine-to-machine devices and services. Spirent Elevate is a powerful network of resources designed to address the increasingly complex testing challenges and scale demands of the wireless industry... 

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