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GaN Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Websolus

March 9, 2015 12:52 pm | News | Comments

GaN Systems has announced the signing of a distribution deal with Seoul-based global group Websolus. Listed on the Korea New Exchange (KONEX), with 13 Branch Offices in Korea, China, & Thailand, Websolus specialises in three major business sectors ...

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New Version of NI AWR Design Environment

March 9, 2015 12:46 pm | by NI, AWR | News | Comments

NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces the immediate availability of the 11.03/.04 release of NI AWR Design Environment high-frequency software, inclusive of Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator (VSS), Analyst and AXIEM for the design of MMICs, RF PCBs, RFICs, microwave modules, communication systems, radar systems, antennas, and more ...

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Think Your Email's Private? Think Again

March 9, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andy Yen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the technology that protects the privacy of email communication, does exist. It's just that until now it has been difficult to install and a hassle to use ...

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Obama Announcing Effort to Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

March 9, 2015 12:26 pm | by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology workers in an effort to drive up higher-income employment ...

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Biophotonics Poised to Make Major Breakthroughs in Medicine

March 9, 2015 12:26 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems (CBSS) at Boston University, you might say that technologies ... 

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Mechanical Engineering Professor Carries Out Pioneering Work in the Creation of Biological Circuits.

March 9, 2015 12:19 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Engineering was in Domitilla Del Vecchio’s blood from the very beginning: Growing up in Rome as the daughter of an engineer, she spent long hours of her childhood tinkering and playing in her father’s home laboratory and exploring the various bits of electronics and lab equipment he would bring home ...

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Quantum Sensor’s Advantages Survive Entanglement Breakdown

March 9, 2015 12:04 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The extraordinary promise of quantum information processing — solving problems that classical computers can’t, perfectly secure communication — depends on a phenomenon called “entanglement,” in which the physical states of different quantum particles become interrelated ...

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HotSpot Episode 104: Boeing Launches First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites

March 9, 2015 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba, David Mantey | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable monitoring system for Parkinson's patients; a smart lock that needs a secret knock password to open; Boeing launches the first all-electric propulsion satellites; and a prototype prosthetic ankle that features a low-cost camera and a computer-controlled actuator ...

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Photos of the Day: Human-Robot Teams Attempt Simulated Disaster Response

March 9, 2015 10:53 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

To qualify for the DRC Finals, the new teams had to submit videos showing successful completion of five sample tasks: engage an emergency shut-off  switch, get up from a prone position, locomote ten meters without falling, pass over a barrier, and rotate a circular valve 360 degrees ...

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25 Teams Make the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

March 9, 2015 10:47 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The international robotics community has turned out in force for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, a competition of robots and their human supervisors to be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, outside of Los Angeles. In the competition, human-robot teams will be tested on capabilities that could enable them to provide assistance in future natural and man-made disasters ...

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ASU Researchers Explore New Energy Storage Technology

March 9, 2015 10:29 am | by Jenny Green, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have also grown in popularity for military, electric vehicle and aerospace applications ...

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Human Hearts on A Chip Aid Drug Screening

March 9, 2015 10:24 am | by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

A group of researchers are presenting a network of pulsating cardiac muscle cells housed in an inch-long silicone device that effectively models human heart tissue, and they have demonstrated the viability of this system as a drug-screening tool by testing it with cardiovascular medications ...

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MH370 Report Reveals Underwater Locator Beacon Battery Had Expired

March 9, 2015 10:13 am | by EILEEN NG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014 ...

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Apple Watch's Features & Functions Unveiled

March 9, 2015 10:07 am | by Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday ...                              

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NASA Launches 2015 Space Apps Challenge to Spark Innovation

March 6, 2015 5:27 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 10-12 at more than 135 locations worldwide, including New York, host of the event’s Global Mainstage. During this three-day code-a-thon, participants are asked ... 

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