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Apple, IBM Team up in Mobile Devices, Applications

July 15, 2014 6:29 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries...

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Photos of the Day: All Aboard the GOES-R Satellite

July 15, 2014 6:23 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft...                                 

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NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Ready for Spacecraft Integration

July 15, 2014 6:01 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft. The Magnetometer will monitor magnetic field variations around the Earth and enable forecasters...

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3D Nanostructure Could Benefit Nanoelectronics, Gas Storage

July 15, 2014 5:48 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

A three-dimensional porous nanostructure would have a balance of strength, toughness and ability to transfer heat that could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage and composite materials that perform multiple functions, according to engineers at Rice University...

Nanophotonics Experts Create Powerful Molecular Sensor

July 15, 2014 5:43 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure of individual molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms...

New Materials for Future Green Tech Devices

July 15, 2014 5:35 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, can harness that wasted heat, and possibly provide the green tech energy efficiency that's needed for a sustainable future...

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A 30-Year History of the Future

July 15, 2014 4:21 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte takes you on a journey through the last 30 years of tech. The consummate predictor highlights interfaces and innovations he foresaw in the 1970s and 1980s that were scoffed at then but are ubiquitous today. And he leaves you with one last prediction...

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High-Accuracy Temperature Measurement

July 15, 2014 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ametherm has introduced 4 new series of NTC chip thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement. The STC0134-X, STC0138-X, STC0143, and STC0144-X series devices are available in a variety of compact sizes, while providing fast response times and high-temperature operation...           

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Labs Characterize Carbon for Batteries

July 15, 2014 11:14 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes. The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics of materials used as battery anodes. These include the material’s quantum capacitance...

Low Insertion Loss

July 15, 2014 11:08 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced new GORE-FLIGHTTM microwave assemblies, 6 Series – lightweight cable solutions that deliver low insertion loss before and after installation, ensuring reliable performance for the life of the system. Features includ...                      

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Researchers Demonstrate Novel, Tunable Nanoantennas

July 15, 2014 11:06 am | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary research team has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion. “Recently, there has been a lot of interest in fabricating metal-based nanotextured surfaces..."

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Zero-Drift Instrumentation

July 15, 2014 10:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has expanded its instrumentation amplifier portfolio with the new zero-drift MCP6N16. This self-correcting architecture maximizes DC performance by enabling ultra-low offset...                               

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Phase-Changing Robots Move from Hard to Soft

July 15, 2014 10:42 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the movie "Terminator 2," the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat...

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Multi-Touch Functionality

July 15, 2014 10:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

To substantially boost the performance of multi-touch industrial displays via an all-in-one HMI and automation device, Beckhoff Automation has released the new CP22xx Panel PC series...                    

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The World’s First Photonic Router

July 15, 2014 10:17 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science magazine, is another step toward overcoming the difficulties in building quantum computers...

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