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New Miniature Metal Inductive Sensor from Balluff

August 13, 2014 11:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff has expanded its inductive sensor miniature line with the addition of the BES R04 block sensor. This robust metal-housed inductive sensor is ideal for extreme applications...

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SHADOW Battery-Free RFID Light Detector

August 13, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SHADOW from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID ambient light detector tag. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers. It features a LPRS N5AC501085 Light Dependent Resistor...

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High Frequency Multilayer Ceramic Chip Inductors

August 13, 2014 9:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has extended its inductor product offerings with a new line of high frequency multilayer ceramic chip inductors. These RF ceramic inductors have low DC resistance, high Q values at higher frequencies...

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Advantech’s UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC

August 13, 2014 9:32 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced that the UTC-620 All-in-One Touch Panel PC was chosen as a winner of Best of Show Award at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. With its 21.5” full HD display...

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Photos of the Day: Three Radars are Better than One

August 13, 2014 7:11 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

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NASA Field Campaign Demonstrates New Radar Instruments

August 13, 2014 7:01 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

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Can Our Computers Continue to Get Smaller and More Powerful?

August 13, 2014 6:58 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world...

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Patent Examiners More Likely to Approve Marginal Inventions When Pressed for Time

August 13, 2014 6:54 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Haste makes waste, as the old saying goes. And according to research from a University of Illinois expert in patent law, the same adage could be applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where high-ranking examiners have a tendency to rubber-stamp patents of questionable merit due to time constraints...

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Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App and Card Reader

August 13, 2014 5:53 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer...

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Graphene-Based Planar Micro-Supercapacitors for On-Chip Energy Storage

August 13, 2014 5:35 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

The rapid development of miniaturized portable electronic devices, such as micro-electromechanical systems, microrobots and implantable medical devices, has stimulated intense demand for micro-scale power ...      

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NASA Selects Proposals to Increase STEM Education at Community and Technical Colleges

August 13, 2014 5:03 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA's Office of Education will award more than $17.3 million through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at ...  

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IDT Lowers Cost of Test by Adopting the NI Semiconductor Test System

August 13, 2014 4:38 pm | by Glen E. Peer, Integrated Device Technology Inc. | News | Comments

“Traditional ATE systems require major costly retooling efforts on the test floor as generations of test systems become obsolete or unable to meet new test requirements, but the nature of the open PXI architecture of the STS helps us retain our original investment and build upon it, rather than throw it away..."

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IEEE ICC 2015 Dedicates Conference to 'Smart City & Smart World' Innovations

August 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

Themed “Smart City & Smart World,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications will hold its next premier international event from June 8 – 12 in the global cultural center of London, UK surrounded by world-class shopping, fine restaurants and located just minutes from iconic attractions like Canary Wharf...

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AAMI Releases FAQ Resource on Wireless Challenge in Healthcare

August 13, 2014 12:27 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

That is the first question in a new document of FAQs dealing with the wireless challenge in healthcare. Released by AAMI, the project is the work of AAMI’s Wireless Strategy Task Force, which was created in the fall of 2012 to dig deeper into the wireless challenges that many healthcare facilities now face...

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Eco-Friendly 'Pre-Fab Nanoparticles' Could Revolutionize Nano Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 12:23 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics...

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