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New 'Tunable' Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar cells

April 15, 2014 9:24 am | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves...                   

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Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Rogers Corporation | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

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RFMW Announces Aviacomm Distribution Agreement

April 14, 2014 11:42 am | by RFMW | Comments

RFMW and Aviacomm have announced a distribution agreement that initially covers customers in North America, Europe, and South East Asia with the possibility of future expansion. Aviacomm is a leader in wideband RF CMOS ICs. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support...

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Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

April 14, 2014 11:14 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

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Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge

April 14, 2014 11:11 am | by Tam Harbert, IEEE Sprectrum | Comments

The words engineering and sports aren’t usually used in the same sentence, and the two activities usually don’t happen in the same room. But they were, and they did, last week at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge, held at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency headquarters in Arlington, VA...

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Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

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Tiny Particles could Help Verify Counterfeit Goods

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive, and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually...    

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Stanford Engineers Design Video Game Controller that Senses Emotions

April 14, 2014 10:13 am | by Bjorn Carey, Kurt Hickman | Comments

Sometimes, a dozen ravenous zombies just aren't exciting enough to hold a video gamer's interest. The next step in interactive gaming, however, could come in the form of a handheld game controller that gauges the player's brain activity and throws more zombies on the screen when it senses the player is bored...                     

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Heartbleed could Harm a Variety of Systems

April 14, 2014 10:01 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet...                    

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Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Plane

April 14, 2014 9:33 am | by MARGIE MASON, Associated Press | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said...                       

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Uber Meets Local Lookalikes in Asia Taxi-App Wars

April 14, 2014 9:31 am | by KAY JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | Comments

Riding on its start-up success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology...                   

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New Research on Gigabit Wireless Communications

April 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Joanne Fryer, University of Bristol | Comments

The two research papers, led by Andrew Nix, Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and Dr Simon Armour, Senior Lecturer in Software Radio, from the University's Communication Systems and Networks research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, could have significant implications for the future of mobile devices...             

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Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Sonia Fernandez, UCSB Public Affairs | Comments

UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications...                                   

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Photo of the Day: A Compound Semiconductor of Nearly Perfect Quality

April 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Sonia Fernandez, UCSB Public Affairs | Comments

In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly perfect quality with embedded nanostructures containing ordered lines of atoms that can manipulate light energy in the mid-infrared range...               

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Air Force Launches Spy Satellite from Florida

April 11, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security...                

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