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Quantum 'Gruyères' For Spintronics of the Future

May 12, 2015 10:08 am | by International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) | News | Comments

They are 'strange' materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of spintronics ('spin-based electronics') and more in general quantum computing...

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CU Anschutz Researchers Create Microscope Allowing Deep Brain Exploration

May 12, 2015 9:59 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain.  The researchers, including scientists...

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An Important Step In Artificial Intelligence

May 12, 2015 9:47 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit of about 100 artificial synapses was proved...

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Controlling Swarms of Robots With Light and a Single Finger

May 12, 2015 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using a smart tablet and a red beam of light, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a system that allows people to control a fleet of robots with the swipe of a finger. A person taps the tablet to control where the beam of light...

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New Technique Can Monitor the Assembly of Nanoparticles

May 12, 2015 9:31 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The new technique, described in the May 12 issue of Nature Communications, uses a device first developed by MIT’s Scott Manalis and colleagues in 2007. That device, known as a suspended microchannel resonator (SMR),  measures particles’ masses as they flow through a narrow channel...

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Photo of the Day: Getting the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) Vehicle to Test Altitude

May 12, 2015 9:21 am | by NASA | News | Comments

In June, NASA will conduct the second flight of a Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii.  The test will begin at an altitude of about 120,000 feet...

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Let’s Talk About Space

May 12, 2015 9:14 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, ECN magazine | News | Comments

Most of the time, my job is just like any other job. I have day-to-day responsibilities like debating topics with commenters, writing blogs about things that annoy the commenters, and then writing up blogs about the terrible things commenters...

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New Interface Offers High Degree of Power Supply Optimization

May 12, 2015 8:21 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil’s Latest PowerNavigator™ GUI Speeds Digital Power System Design, Validation and Monitoring Version 5.2 adds new PowerMap...

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Steering Diode to Deliver Circuit Protection in Smartphone Applications

May 11, 2015 7:39 pm | by ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices™ introduced a new ultra-low capacitance steering diode / transient voltage suppressor array (TVS array) designed to deliver circuit protection in smartphone applications...

Socket for Power Semiconductors

May 11, 2015 12:25 pm | by Ironwood Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz...

HotSpot Episode 112: 3D Printed Human Tissue

May 11, 2015 11:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Jon Dipierro, Sarah Goncalves, Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot: most college kids spend their time printing out notes or term papers. But human organs?  In the dorms of the University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Cabrera and his colleagues designed a tool that essentially “prints” artificial, biological ... 

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Graphene Holds Key to Unlocking Creation of Wearable Electronic Devices

May 11, 2015 10:59 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.  An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter...

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Seeing Gender: MIT Neuroscientists Pinpoint Neurons That Help Primates Tell Faces Apart

May 11, 2015 9:30 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

How do primates, including humans, tell faces apart? Scientists have long attributed this ability to so-called “face-detector” (FD) neurons, thought to be responsible for distinguishing faces, among other objects. But no direct evidence has supported this claim...

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Transistor With High RF Output Power

May 11, 2015 9:27 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the MRF8VP13350N 50 V RF power LDMOS transistor, designed to deliver high RF output power in industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications...

Electrons Corralled Using New Quantum Tool

May 11, 2015 9:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene — making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. They say the accomplishment could provide a basic building block...

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