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Got Mass? Princeton Scientists Observe Electrons Become Both Heavy and Speedy

June 15, 2012 10:40 am | by Catherine Zandonella, Princeton University | Comments

A Princeton University-led team of scientists has shown how electrons moving in certain solids can behave as though they are a thousand times more massive than free electrons, yet at the same time act as speedy superconductors. The observation of these seemingly contradictory electron properties is critical to the understanding of how certain materials become superconducting, in which electrons can flow without resistance.

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UCSB Scientists Synthesize First Genetically Evolved Semiconductor Material

June 15, 2012 10:37 am | Comments

In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to use DNA to grow their own specialized materials, thanks to the concept of directed evolution. UC Santa Barbara scientists have, for the first time, used genetic engineering and molecular evolution to develop the enzymatic synthesis of a semiconductor.

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'No-sleep Energy Bugs' Drain Smartphone Batteries

June 15, 2012 10:34 am | Comments

Researchers have proposed a method to automatically detect a new class of software glitches in smartphones called "no-sleep energy bugs," which can entirely drain batteries while the phones are not in use. "These energy bugs are a silent battery killer," said Y. Charlie Hu, a Purdue University professor of electrical and computer engineering.

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IMS 2012: Travel Reminders

June 15, 2012 10:22 am | Comments

IMS2012 is a unique opportunity for us to show you our fantastic city. Montreal is an international metropolis, the world’s second-largest French-speaking city after Paris, and home to 3.7 million people representing no fewer than 80 cultural groups. Each year, this compact and green island gem welcomes thousands of visitors who come here to enjoy its combination of old world charm and new world verve.

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Industry-Leading Wire-Bondable, Ceramic Thin Film, and MLCC Products at IMS 2012

June 15, 2012 10:18 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced that it will be showcasing the company's latest industry-leading wire-bondable and ceramic thin film products, as well as its multi-layer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), at the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), being held from June 19-21 at the Montreal Convention Center.

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Ace Your Workout With This Bluetooth Wristband [REVIEW]

June 15, 2012 10:09 am | by Amy-Mae Elliott | Comments

In addition to Nike’s ever-popular “+” system, numerous accessories are available for iOS and Android device owners who want to monitor their exercise. Specifically, Scosche Industries’ myTREK offers a particularly interesting feature set. The myTREK is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless, real-time pulse monitor, so its main focus is your heart rate.

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Unlock Your Passwords by Just Standing Next to Your Computer

June 15, 2012 10:04 am | by Emma Hutchings for PSFK | Comments

Ogilvy Paris has developed a new app inspired by Ford’s key-free technology for unlocking and locking cars. KeyFree Login logs you in to all of your Internet accounts (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) by unlocking your passwords when your mobile device is close to your computer. When you move away, it locks them again by logging you out.

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The Surprising Reason Your Phone’s Battery Life Drains

June 15, 2012 10:01 am | Comments

Sick of watching your battery icon seemingly go as fast as a stoplight from green to yellow to red? It could well be all the apps you have installed — even the ones you aren’t using. A team of researchers at Purdue University released a study to TechNewsDaily that thoroughly examines what dozens of popular apps are doing on Android phones, and what many of them are doing wrong.

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Portable, Multi-Channel RF Recorder for GNSS Applications

June 15, 2012 9:59 am | Comments

Averna announces the availability of a field-ready multi-channel RF Recorder for RF applications covering 330 MHz to 2.5 GHz. The Averna RP-5300 RF Recorder is an advanced tool for both field testing and performance testing. With 50 MHz of recording bandwidth at 16-bits, it can record multiple GNSS signals in up to two bands (L1, L2, L5), such as GPS or GLONASS.

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Magnetic Field Coil Generates Fields Up To 1200 A/m

June 15, 2012 9:44 am | Comments

Teseq offers a new magnetic field coil that generates fields up to 1200 A/m during magnetic field testing.  The INA 703 is designed for testing to IEC 61000-4-8 (supply frequency magnetic fields), IEC 61000-4-9 (pulsed magnetic fields) and IEC 61000-4-10 (oscillatory magnetic fields) standards.

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GaN RF MMIC Process Technologies Enable Lower Cost, Higher Performance

June 15, 2012 9:11 am | Comments

Cree introduces the new 40 Volt, 0.25um GaN-on-SiC HEMT process die product family to deliver revolutionary power and bandwidth capabilities through Ku Band. The innovative product family enables the replacement of Travel-Wave Tubes with solid-state amplifiers for improved efficiency and reliability.

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Nujira Pushes the Envelope with ET Surface Explorer

June 15, 2012 9:03 am | Comments

Nujira Ltd launched ET Surface Explorer, an advanced measurement and data visualization tool for characterizing RF power amplifiers (PAs) in ET mode. ET Surface Explorer is a software upgrade to Nujira’s existing NCT-T9102 RF PA characterization system. It accelerates PA characterization, provides PA and product designers greater insight into the performance of ET PAs, and enables them to maximize the linearity, efficiency and output power benefits of operating PAs in ET mode.

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Hittite to Feature 24 New Products at IMS 2012!

June 15, 2012 8:18 am | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation will feature 24 new products at the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2012) and Exhibition held at the Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada, June 19-21 2012. During the exhibition, these and other Hittite Microwave products will be on display. A live product demonstration area will showcase some of the company’s latest products in our 20’ x 30’ corporate exhibit, booth #1701.

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World's Only Broadband VNA System for On-wafer Characterization

June 15, 2012 8:09 am | Comments

Anritsu Company announces it will demonstrate the world’s only broadband Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) system that can conduct single sweeps from 70 kHz to 140 GHz in its booth (#807) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held June 19-21, in Montreal. The on-wafer device characterization is one in a series of demonstrations to be conducted in Anritsu’s booth that will highlight test solutions for high-frequency designs, including E-band applications and high-speed signal integrity measurements.

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The Future is Calling: NFC Technology Turns Smart Phones Into Secure Credentials

June 13, 2012 11:28 am | Comments

What : HID Global's live webinar, entitled "The Future is Calling: NFC Technology Turns Smart Phones into Secure Credentials" Who : HID Global in partnership with ASIS International and Security Management Magazine Why : Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is about to revolutionize the access control industry.

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