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Photos of the Day: Canadarm2 Releases Cygnus to Fly Solo

August 18, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations

August 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most ...

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U.S. Commercial Cargo Ship Delivery Mission Ends

August 18, 2014 9:47 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Orbital Sciences Cygnus commercial cargo craft completed a month-long delivery mission to the International Space Station Friday when it was released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm at 6:40 a.m. EDT. Cygnus is now orbiting on its own...

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Connected Management Mega-Trend Drives the Global Wireless M2M Market

August 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21.0 percent in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end...

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Pushing the Envelope in Power Electronics

August 18, 2014 12:28 am | by MIT | News | Comments

U.S. electrical consumption is expected to climb about 1 percent a year through 2030, and the share of electricity that goes through power electronics is expected to climb to 80 percent during the same period. Global electrical consumption is rising more than twice as quickly...

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 17, 2014 11:20 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is a process in which epithelial cells...

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Laser Makes Microscopes Way Cooler

August 17, 2014 10:03 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus. The technique hinges on using laser beams to cool a nanowire probe...

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Keithley Programmable Power Supplies

August 15, 2014 3:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments has introduced the Series 2280S precision measurement, low noise, programmable DC power supplies. Series 2280S power supplies are sensitive measurement instruments with the speed and dynamic range essential for measuring standby current loads and load current pulses that battery-powered wireless, medical, and industrial devices produce...      

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Low-Cost, Quick-Delivery, Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters

August 15, 2014 3:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics has announced the introduction of a new line of low-cost, quick-turn, Correct-A-Chip IC Adapters for common IC devices. These adapters enable the user to transform (or adapt) standard SOIC, MSOP, TSSOP or QFP packages into standard...

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Compact Surface-Mount Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors

August 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates, PCAN series devices offer...

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Oscium's 2.4 GHz Spectrum Analyzer With SSID's and RSSI

August 15, 2014 2:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Oscium has introduced WiPry-Pro and WiPry-Pro Combo, which enables an iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone to become a 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer with the ability to view SSID’s and RSSI...                 

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AVX Extends MLCC Series with High Temp Dielectrics

August 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications...                                 

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Americans Are Willing to Pay More for the Digital Grid

August 15, 2014 10:49 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

As power outages go, the iguana affair was a mundane one. On July 27, a hapless lizard shorted a piece of electrical equipment in the middle of the Florida Keys and knocked out power for 11,000 local residents. It was an act of nature no ...

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Hitchhiking Robot Travels Across Canada

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press | News | Comments

Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers studying the relationship between people and technology...

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Stanford Professor 1st Woman to Win Top Math Prize

August 15, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...  

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